ConsEUmer podcast / EP116: European wine war, mega-Meta fine, and Central bank control (w/ Parker McCumber)

In this week’s episode of ConsEUmer: 🍷 Italy is still fuming over Ireland’s alcohol label 🇪🇺 The EU fines Meta over a billion Euros 💱 What are the dangers of CBDCs? (w/ Parker McCumber) You can follow Parker McCumber on Twitter @Parker_McCumber. Read his article in the American Thinker here: May 25, 2023 Follow […]

Biden’s Air Passenger Compensation Scheme is just Smoke and Mirrors

President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg have announced plans that would require airlines to pay compensation to passengers in case of flight disruptions that are within the purview of the airline. The move echoes legislation that has existed in the European Union for almost two decades. In principle, delay compensation sounds good. If […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP109: Too many ads & Healthcare costs (co-hosted w/ Liz Hicks)

This week’s episode of ConsEUmer is co-hosted with U.S Affairs Analyst Elizabeth Hicks! We’re talking about: 📺 How many ads is too many? 🩺 What is the best healthcare system? You can follow Elizabeth Hicks on Twitter @eohicks. March 30, 2023 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: podcasts:

FTC Blocking Microsoft-Activision Will Worsen Consumers’ Gaming

In many households, the word “PlayStation” has become synonymous with gaming in the same way that we now “Google” things or “call an Uber.” The same with kiwis. Did you know they are actually a trademark, and the fruit is actually called Chinese gooseberries? When brand names overtake the initial descriptions of their product, it […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP108: Dutch airport roadblock, Nuclear debates, and Game-changing GMOs (w/ Dr. Graham Brookes)

In this week’s episode of ConsEUmer: 🇳🇱 Dutch farmer’s party threatens Lelystad airport ☢️ Nuclear energy continues to be controversial in Brussels 🌱 How GMOs are a game-changer (w/ Dr. Graham Brookes) March 23, 2023 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: podcasts:

Food Trade with Europe Should Be a Bipartisan Priority

The United States has the opportunity to upgrade its food exports to increase revenues for farmers, but for that to happen it needs to negotiate a comprehensive trade deal with Europe. For reference, America exports more food to Japan, a market of 125 million consumers, than to the European Union, which holds (with its associated […]

Are the Feds Coming for Your Amazon Prime Account Next?

According to the Wall Street Journal, tech giant Amazon may soon face an antitrust lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Amazon has, for years, faced criticism for its business model which is seen by regulators and (some) politicians as “anticompetitive” – whether it is the accusation of preferencing its own products in its online store, […]