Timmy ElsewhereNovember 8, 2007 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere3 CommentsTwo at The Business. Chubby is healthier than normal and the lesson of those GM losses. previousGoatblowingnextTop End of the Laffer Curve 3 thoughts on “Timmy Elsewhere” dearieme November 8, 2007 at 9:41 pm Does anyone know whether there ever was any evidence for the definition of “normal”, in the rather odd sense of desirable, weight? IanCroydon November 9, 2007 at 9:07 am As far as I know, the base establishment of BMI methodology is unrelated to health or lifespan. Athletes can be considered the healthiest amongst us, yet they have BMI values that run off both ends of the scale. Additionally there are ethnic adjustments that need to be made, different ethnic groups have different propensities to certain illnesses rather than those associated with high or low BMI. It’s been said before that “slightly overweight” is actually good. gene berman November 9, 2007 at 2:44 pm As for your description of market prices as “not perfect–just the best around”–it’s just how I would have put it if asked to describe myself. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.