Dutch farmer protests give cautionary tale to the U.S.

Over the summer, farmers in the Netherlands vehemently protested against the government’s new environmental rules. Over multiple weeks, thousands of farmers burned hay bales and blocked roads and food distribution centers in an effort to draw attention to new EU rules that would paralyze the sector. The government in The Hague attempts to follow EU […]

Faut-il élargir l’Union européenne?

L’acceptation de nouveaux membres au sein de l’UE pourrait être complètement contre-productive. Une alternative existe toutefois… Lors d’un récent discours à Prague, le chancelier allemand Olaf Scholz a suggéré ce qui revient à un élargissement considérable de l’Union européenne. Il propose d’ouvrir la voie à l’adhésion aux pays des Balkans occidentaux (Macédoine du Nord, Monténégro, […]

Amy Klobuchar’s Journalism Bill Wants Bad Media Cartels

People will share this article on social media channels, which will drive traffic to the Newsmax website. More traffic on a website means more users likely to click on and consume content on that same website, driving ad revenue. In this sense, Facebook or Twitter act as multipliers of exposure to media companies. But that […]

The trouble with King Charles’ unorthodox views on modern farming

During his long tenure as the successor to the throne, then-Prince Charles was a defender of the environment. The Prince of Wales website underlines the use of “his unique position to champion action for a sustainable future.”He testifies to having made changes in his own lifestyle that made him more eco-friendly: running his Aston Martin luxury car on surplus […]

Prohibition 2.0

Une initiative européenne propose la fin des produits à base de nicotine, avec une restriction définitive pour ceux nés depuis 2010. Autant de clients potentiels pour les futurs contrebandiers…   Une nouvelle initiative citoyenne européenne, lancée par une organisation espagnole à but non lucratif, demande l’interdiction de la vente de tabac et de produits à […]

Pourquoi les Etats-Unis ne nous fournissent pas plus de pétrole?

Les Etats-Unis doivent augmenter radicalement leur production de pétrole, non seulement pour le bien des Américains, mais aussi pour apporter un soutien stratégique à ses alliés. Dans un rare moment de lucidité, Emmanuel Macron, lors du sommet du G7 au mois de juin, s’est manifesté devant Joe Biden pour lui expliquer à quel point l’Europe […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP87: Truss time, Veganism fact-checked, and Protests in CZ (w/ Martin Pánek)

In this week’s ConsEUmer podcast: 🇬🇧 The UK has a new Prime Minister 🥗 Politico fact-checks claims on global veganism 🇨🇿 Protests in the Czech Republic (w/ Martin Pánek) You can follow Martin Pánek on Twitter @mmister. Check out these websites if you want support Ukraine financially: https://www.blue-yellow.lt/en/ https://how-to-help-ukraine-now.super.site/?fbclid=IwAR2HawZT-H0iLD08QdXDMBG2qFKA3dpHsjDXt7bppN092YP2TVnQuDJ4j8A September 8, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever […]

Biden’s Agriculture Regulations Would Weaponize EPA, Increase Prices

Congress is inept at making legislation precise – this fact has allowed consecutive administrations for decades to use federal agencies for their political goals. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is among those examples. Worse than the political implications are the real-life effects that a recent regulatory decision will have on consumers. The EPA has moved […]