You might have heard last week that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a plan to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts throughout the city.

Bloomberg’s proposal raises a number of questions, including one posed in the New York Times’ latest edition of Room for Debate: should the government work to change people’s behavior for the better, or is that job best left to society?

You can read the six entries here.

Also, you can read some of my thoughts on these sorts of laws here.