Parenting, not paternalism, defeats bad diets

The European Union regulates so-called “junk food” advertising, in order to protect children from exposure to harmful content. Its rules target food that are high in energy, saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, sugar and salt. This really translates as a massive distrust in parenting. It undoubtedly sounds terrible when we read the words “advertisements targeting children”. […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP25: Fake smokes, Amazon win, and the Nanny State Index (w/ Chris Snowdon)

The last episode of ConsEUmer before a two-week break. In this week’s episode: 🚬 Fake cigarettes are a threat 📦 Amazon wins appeal in tax case 👶 Chris Snowdon presents the Nanny State Index 2021 You can follow Chris Snowdon @cjsnowdon. May 14, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

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 […]

Blatant Tobacco Sales Bans are Terrible for Public Health

Al Capone is one of the most infamous criminals in history. Countless books and movies have elevated his name to a level that even during his lifetime, few imagined possible. His crime-syndicate, the “Chicago Outfit” fought bloody gang wars over the production and supply of illegal alcohol. The United States was in the midst of […]

Cité par Le Carrefour de Québec

J’ai été cité par Le Carrefour de Québec, au sujet de ma participation dans le programme “Free Market Series” de Scully sur PBS. La sixième saison de la série Free Markets maintenant disponible en ligne MONTRÉAL, le 6 mai 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Après avoir été diffusée sur le réseau PBS au Canada et aux États-Unis, la […]