Policy Primer on supersonic air travel released

In the context of my work for the Consumer Choice Center, I co-authored a new policy primer on supersonic air travel in Europe, together with the CCC’s Senior European Affairs Manager Luca Bertoletti. You can read the full report here.

Europe has constructed 1,000 km of border walls and fences

If you voted for Donald Trump on the basis of a three-word, three-syllable chant, it was probably “we will win,” “lock her up,” or “build the wall.” Regarding the latter, proponents of less immigration have reason to be frustrated. Prior to the midterm elections, the Republican-held presidency, Senate, and House barely moved an inch on […]

Make planes more efficient… by using them!

Growing up, I lived next to an airport. It isn’t an airport that does connecting flights, nor does it allow for night flights. However, arrivals and departures are audible, and during the occasional military airplane test run, the windows tend to vibrate accordingly. Both my parents and I recognize that things have changed over the […]

EU websites are not your platform

EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis likened British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to former Russian President Boris Yeltsin in a blog post published on the website of the Commission. The point of contention is not so much about the comparison itself as it is that Andriukaitis is abusing his bureaucratic office for political purposes.

Trump’s worst export is his trade policy

The latest news in Donald Trump’s multi-front trade war is focused on China, in the wake of the president’s decision (over the objections of most of his advisers) to impose a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods and China’s unsurprising threats of retaliation. As troubling as those developments are, we shouldn’t move too quickly past his other […]

There is a reasonable way for reforming internet cookie policy

It’s hard to visit any website and not notice it: annoying cookie pop-ups are everywhere, and whether on desktop or mobile, they ruin internet user experience. Sitting on the tube and trying to access a website usually gets you just a massive cookie popup on your smartphone. Created by EU regulations, existing rules should be […]

The EU’s carbons taxes are protectionism à la Trump

The new president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is assembling her cabinet, which will be presented and subjected to hearings by the European Parliament in autumn. Yet when it comes to the priorities of her Commission, she has already laid out several far-reaching proposals, particularly on the environment. Von der Leyen has made it […]

Boris sparks hope for science

In his first speech as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has delivered a promising outlook for the UK’s tech and agricultural sector, by committing to a more innovation-prospering future after Brexit. Johnson mentions “a bioscience sector liberated from anti genetic modification rules… we will be the seedbed for the most exciting and most dynamic business investments […]

Quoted by Daily Nation

I was quoted by the Kenyan media outlet Daily Nation on the issue of agroecology. You can read parts of the article below, or you can read the entire article here.