In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, hedge fund elder statesman and father of Tiger Balm, Julian Robertson, shared his thoughts on the Critical Topics of the Day, including the recent elections, quantitative easing, and most importantly: fat people. Read the full interview transcript here, or fast forward to about 6:30 for Fat Talk.
There's no fooling Robertson. He sees you there, mayonnaise flecking your third chin, reaching after that fallen french fry like some sort of beached Manatee. Robertson has his eye on the ball, always has, always will, so when he's of the opinion that winning a fight against American obesity could add $1 trillion to the GDP, you open your fat ears and listen.
You see, JR's a firm proponent of taxing the hell out of the fatties, and he's even willing to go on CNBC and publicly announce his running for "Obesity Czar," saying, "I would love to be the obesity czar. I mean, I think it would be a fantastic job. I don't know of a more important one in the United States and one that's simplistic enough to solve."