Is solving a coordination problem part of libertarian paternalism?

In a complicated undertaking, the FDA would analyze the salt in spaghetti sauces, breads and thousands of other products that make up the $600 billion food and beverage market, sources said. Working with food manufacturers, the government would set limits for salt in these categories, designed to gradually ratchet down sodium consumption. The changes would be calibrated so that consumers barely notice the modification.

Here is the link.  I guess this is the theory: if all foods have less salt then our taste buds adjust.  (This seems true anecdotally.  Is it really?)  So there is at least some small coordinated reduction in salt that would make everyone better off.  But this only works if you prevent unraveling at the individual level.  I.e. ban salt shakers.

Trilby trill:  Doktor Frank.

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