We Will Suffer For Failing To Weigh Risks

Anti-lockdowners were opposed in promoting cost-benefit analysis, now everyone else will suffer the consequences Which shot did you get?” has become a recurring question in Europe, where many vaccines are now available on the market. After Pfizer/BioNTech became the first to be approved by the European Medicines Agency, European countries are also using the AstraZeneca […]

Fake products create real hardships

Protecting brands is not just about economics, it is also about human rights The hardships in factories around South-East Asia aren’t new to European media consumers. Thousands of workers all around the continent are affected by adverse living and work conditions — particularly in those factories that make counterfeited goods. In 2016, counterfeited goods amounted […]

“If you’re not on TikTok, you quickly become an outcast”

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE, and is for free! The Chinese app TikTok is the superstar of social media, booming because of its creative potential. However, the platform has also been criticised for its privacy policy and its inability to prevent sexual harassment and cyberbullying. The Luxembourgish government banks […]

The fallacy of content quotas

I’ve become somewhat of a streaming junkie during this pandemic, following up on the criticism that my pop-culture knowledge is sub-optimal. Now subscribed to three services at once, I watch both popular movies and TV shows from the U.S. and niche local productions buried in the dark corners of Netflix. On these platforms, content curation […]

Finding innovative ways to improve European health

Some of the answers are in front of us When one of the Consumer Choice Center’s policy fellows, Nur Baysal recently published a blog post on senolytics on this page, I started to wonder about other alternative ways to improve health. COVID-19 has had many people take up worse habits in their daily lives, while […]

Only the individual can solve Britain’s obesity crisis

As Britain becomes the fat man of Europe, a blanket approach to large-scale policy-making will not solve Britain’s obesity crisis. Only the individual can do the work. Am I overeating? This question is, in essence, a modern one. Our ancestors would have stood in awe at the sheer availability of refrigerated and affordable meat in […]

Are we thinking correctly about rail passenger rights?

“Rail passenger rights” are paid by consumers… The European Parliament’s TRAN committee recently approved new rail passenger rights legislation. With this new text, rail companies will be obligated to re-route passengers for delays of more than 100 minutes, provide bike racks, and assure “through-ticketing” under a single operator. This last requirement means that passengers will […]

The EU’s Grandiose U-Turn on “Vaccine Solidarity”

How do you vaccinate over 400 million people in a short amount of time? That is the question that the European Union tasked itself to answer when early in the COVID-19 it sought to organize vaccine distribution for the entire bloc. At heart, Brussels was coming from the right place: after many member states had […]