All this on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.
On "Fareed Zakaria GPS" this week: U.S. politics, journalist Nicholas Kristof on his unprecedented access to rural Iran; and a rare bright spot in the eurozone - Estonia’s President Toomas Hendrik Ilves explains how his country is the only one in the eurozone with a budget surplus.
Also: Michael Bloomberg. What should America do about obesity? The New York City mayor explains why he’s taking matters into his own hands, starting with the size of soda cups in theaters.
BLOOMBERG: I don’t think that we should restrict you from drinking full sugared drinks. I do think we have an obligation to explain to you that that is not good for your health. And one of the ways to explain is we’re going to require that restaurants and movie theaters, if you want to drink more than 16 ounces, they sell it to you, but they sell it to you in multiple containers, that no container should be bigger than 16 ounces.
ZAKARIA: But you’re regulating business. There are a lot of ... Republicans who say this is the nanny state.
BLOOMBERG: Time out. They just say that. ... Let’s assume there’s a building with asbestos in it. Do you really think what they mean is we should let you go into that building and send your kids into that school with asbestos in the air? I don’t think so. We regulate and protect the health of lots of people in lots of different ways.
- All that, plus Bloomberg weighs in on politics, the economy and the ongoing Rio+20 summit.
Watch more in the video above and from these excerpts from the show:
Bloomberg on the economy:
Bloomberg’s political ideology
Bloomberg on Obama