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November 23, 2005

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Irwin Azman

Enjoyed listening to your lecture on obesity and regulation. My question is regarding the $$$contract incentive program in people that want to loose weight. Do you think the coporate world would be willing to give $$$ to their employees to loose weight? Or perhaps a mataching type of $$$ incentive ie 401k matching fund. For example a contract is made between corporate and employee designating that the employee is willing to put into a fund and the fund returns x amount of $ per lost weight plus an extra percentage of $(hence the matching amt) as incentive to loose weight. If the employee does not loose the weight then the employee forfeits his/her amt. Can you see this happening in our society?

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