The value of brands

Brands are flashy, but they aren’t malicious Have you ever bought something because of the branding? Surely you have, especially when the packaging is very flashy and enticing. If we were to deny that we respond to good ads we might as well condemn millions of marketing departments to obscurity, because what value does marketing […]

Vaccine Passports Are a Terrible Idea

Vaccine rollout is advancing at snail pace in the European Union. At the same time, countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel are moving quickly to get large parts of the population vaccinated as promptly as possible. As Europe debates the success or failure of its vaccine policy, some countries want to […]

Quoted by Afrik21

I was quoted by Afrik21 on the issue of genetic engineering. The entire article can be found here. “However, it would be prudent for Iam Africa members to adapt the vision of their charter to local realities. For some experts warn against the popularisation of agro-ecology in developing countries. Its lack of mechanisation, GMOs and […]

Free to choose: adult consumers should make their own decisions

We have created a public policy monster that lurks out from the backroom once we eye the cookie jar… Not a day goes by without a public health campaigner knocking on your door (though currently it’s probably an email) to explain to your which product should be banned or taxed out of existence. It used […]

There is an easy way to make medicine instantly cheaper

COVID-19 has heightened public awareness on the question of drug prices. After vaccine prices had been leaked to the public by Belgian minister Eva de Bleeker, questions arose on the costs associated with creating vaccines. This is essentially a similar debate when it comes to the prices of all drugs. The question of how to […]

Will the GMO vaccine change our views on genetic engineering?

The most prominent version of a COVID-19 vaccine was developed through genetic engineering. The is a novelty in vaccine science, because it allows for easier processes in the way we fight diseases such as COVID-19. As Cornell’s Alliance for Science explains: “That’s what the “m” in mRNA stands for : messenger. Messenger RNA just carries […]

The problem with the plastic debate

The European Union’s new plastic tax has come into effect on January 1. You’ll see this new tax often described as an EU-tax that you pay directly as a consumer into a treasury in Brussels. While that indirectly true, it’s important to understand how it works. The plastic tax charges a tax of 80 Euro […]

OneCoin to rule them all

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE, and is available to Journal subscribers. An alleged crypto Ponzi scheme implicates a Luxembourgish spy and a Luxembourgish banker. If you want to support independent journalism in Luxembourg, you can subscribe to Journal for €168/year, and access all of their digital content. All […]