ConsEUmer podcast / EP94: Energy treaty battles, Maltese cannabis, and Sharing Economy Index 2022 (w/ Emil Panzaru)

In this week’s ConsEUmer podcast: 🛢️ The Energy Charter Treaty is coming under fire 🇲🇹 Malta will legalise cannabis, but not every is happy 📱 Sharing Economy Index 2022 (w/ Emil Panzaru) Follow Emil Panzaru on Twitter @EmilPanzaru. Support the war effort in Ukraine: https://www.recyclerussia.com/ November 24, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: […]

Uber Files: pourquoi un scandale?

Les révélations sur l’entreprise de VTC sont-elles vraiment si graves ? Pour Bill Wirtz, elles rappellent surtout des problèmes dans le modèle des taxis qu’Uber et les autres applications de VTC essayent de remplacer. Cet été, un consortium de journaux internationaux a publié les « Uber Files », une collection de documents ayant fait l’objet de fuites qui […]

Le protectionisme n’aidera pas le secteur automobile

Les guerres commerciales lancées par Trump ont montré que le protectionnisme n’entraîne aucun avantage économique palpable. Il ne sera pas plus utile pour le secteur de l’automobile européen. Dans un précédent article, en janvier, je vous avais parlé de la « souveraineté numérique » telle qu’expliquée par Emmanuel Macron. En lisant cet article, vous auriez pu penser que […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP93: French domestic flights, Hungary’s price caps, and the Dangers of TikTok (w/ Adam Kovacevich)

In this week’s episode of the ConsEUmer podcast: 🇫🇷 The effects of France’s ban on domestic flights 🇭🇺 Hungary implements price caps (w/ Zoltán Kész) 🎵 Is TikTok a threat? (w/ Adam Kovacevich) Follow Zoltán Kész on Twitter @KeszZoltan. Follow Adam Kovacevich on Twitter @adamkovac. Zoltán’s press release: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/orbans-price-caps-on-food-and-fuel-will-lead-to-shortages/ Adam’s post: https://www.smerconish.com/exclusive-content/tiktok-is-a-runaway-success-but-its-chinese-ownership-is-problematic-for-the-u-s/ Support the war […]

Greenpeace Gets Plastic All Wrong

co-authored with David Clement A new report by the environmental organization Greenpeace reveals that only 5 percent of plastic waste in the United States was recycled last year, and it concludes that companies should phase out all single-use plastic items and move to packaging-free approaches. The group has been at the forefront of calls to ban single-use […]

Improving America’s teeth

When was the last time you went to the dentist? If you’re now opening your calendar to check your last appointment, chances are it has been too long. There is no general rule on the regularity that will apply to all patients, not least because we all have different lifestyles. That said, if you are […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP92: Bird is free, Just stop glue, and Court costs (co-hosted w/ Elizabeth Hicks)

This week’s episode is co-hosted with Elizabeth Hicks. We’re talking about these issues: 🐦 Elon Musk buys Twitter 🛢️ Just stop glue (seriously) ⚖️ The cost of suing Follow Liz Hicks on Twitter @eohicks. Support the war effort in Ukraine: https://www.recyclerussia.com/ November 10, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: […]

War on Plastics Misguided

Do you feel bad when you see pictures of plastic waste in the world’s oceans? Most certainly, and any decent human being would. In fact, governments fail to do enough to stop the dumping of plastic waste into the environment and are still inefficient at holding companies to account for these ecological disasters. That said, […]

Europe’s Food Protectionism Is Taking on a New Dimension

The war in Ukraine has affected Europe’s agricultural sector and slowed the ambitions of the European Union to enact sweeping new farming rules. Reforms in Brussels are modeled on the so-called Farm-to-Fork strategy, a roadmap through which the union wants to slash pesticide use, reduce farmland and push organic agriculture well beyond its current market […]