Before Trump, Bloomberg’s Nemesis Was The Big Gulp

Michael Bloomberg knows whats best for youno matter what you think you want. That same ethos has permeated Bloombergs time in public service and the private sector, from his soda ban. That proposal, which would have prohibited the sale of most sugary drinks more than 16 ounces across the five boroughs, was the issue that first introduced many Americans to Bloombergeither as a champion of public health fighting corporate influence, or as a busybody billionaire who thinks he knows whats good for the rest of us. Either way, New York politicos say that the years-long battle over soda is an instructive example of Bloombergs view of leadership and public policy. I think it falls in line with his image and …