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Month: November 2017

Minimum pricing: will it be a pyrrhic victory?

DAILY BUSINESS GROUP: Luca Bertoletti, European Affairs Manager of the Washington-based Consumer Choice Center states: “There are no empirical evidences that set minimum prices on alcohol will lead to a reduction of consumption.”

Alimentation : réformer la PAC va vous coûter cher

ECONOMIE MATIN : L’UE a mitonné un texte permettant aux agriculteurs la constitution de cartels. La concurrence s’en trouvera encore plus faussée et les prix alimentaires s’en ressentiront.

Vancouver Airbnbs will now require licences and face several regulations

KELOWNA NOW: “Adding in a $49 license is nothing but a cash grab that has nothing to do with safety or quality. The City has simply identified something that consumers like, and decided that it can generate revenue off of it” said David Clement of Consumer Choice Center.

En finir avec l’État-nounou

LES ECHOS: Comme le montre la taxe sur les sodas, certains Etats conduisent des politiques «bienveillantes» à l’égard des consommateurs. Il s’agit en réalité de mesures condescendantes et paternalistes.

BIV on Roundhouse November 10

BUSINESS VANCOUVER: On the latest show, Consumer Choice Center’s David Clement explains why Vancouver’s empty homes tax won’t address the city’s affordable housing issues.

Taxe sodas: le retour de l’Etat nounou

LE FIGARO: Les députés viennent d’augmenter la taxe sur les sodas. Bill Wirtz invite la France à choisir la voie de la liberté plutôt que celle du contrôle tatillon des individus.

Réforme de la PAC = hausse du prix de votre panier alimentaire

LA CHRONIQUE AGORA: L’UE a mitonné un texte permettant aux agriculteurs la constitution de cartels. La concurrence s’en trouvera encore plus faussée et les prix alimentaires s’en ressentiront.

The EU Spends Millions to Lobby Itself

FEE: In order to balance the democratic deficit that the European Union has been accused of having, the EU’s Commission has been extensively engaged in the subsidization of civil society. The result: NGOs are non-pluralistic, politically biased in favor of the EU, all while funding remains nontransparent.

The ‘nanny state’ in consumer health needs to go

EU OBSERVER: We may very well debate an EU directive on soda taxation by 2020, but considering the ineffectiveness of the measure, it is all just political virtue-signalling echoing into the void of well-intentioned, yet ill-advised laws.

Sheldon Adelson and his astroturf lobbyists don’t want to let you gamble online

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Legalizing online gambling would be a beneficial play for many states and Adelson is standing in the way. Legislators should stand up to these crony interests and support the choices of consumers — whether they’re a gambler or not.

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