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Month: October 2017

The EU Is Still Sweet on Protectionism

FEE: Getting rid of sugar quotas was a good first step. However, the European Union now needs to be consequential and eliminate all market distortions.

Orban’s populist campaign against taste diversity a ‘recipe for disaster’

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Now that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has entered the fray of criticizing taste diversity in Europe, it’s more important than ever to realize the populist implications this could have across Europe. Fred Roeder, Managing Director of the Consumer Choice Center, responds. “Taste diversity is a fact in Europe and it’s very much what makes […]

Beware the unintended consequences of plain packaging

HIBERNIA FORUM: Plain packaging is a political act of political virtue-signalling. It doesn’t reduce tobacco consumption and eases the work of a dangerous counterfeiting mafia. It belongs in the dustbin of creative Nanny State policy.

Governments are cracking down on Uber because they don’t understand it

RARE: By attempting to shoehorn Uber into taxi regulations, consumers lose out on the innovativeness the platform provides.

European protectionism steps up a gear

COMMENT CENTRAL: The efforts of European bicycle manufacturers to lobby for tariffs to be levied on their international rivals will dampen competition and hurt consumers, writes Bill Wirtz.

Tariffs on New Planes Won’t Cure Aviation’s Old Ills

NEWSMAX: Ruling in favour of crippling tariffs doesn’t reflect well on the Trump administration, as it neglects both the political and market consequences of the decision.

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