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Month: February 2018

Steuern auf Plastiktüten: Gute Absicht, schlechte Politik

PROMETHEUS INSTITUT: Angesichts des Austritts Großbritanniens aus der Europäischen Union werden die Mitgliedstaaten aufgefordert, ihre Beiträge nach Brüssel zu erhöhen. Von Bill Wirtz, Consumer Choice Center.

Experts weigh in on wine ban

SHERWOOD PARK NEWS: However, the economic impacts of a trade war could prove nasty for both provinces, according to David Clement, the Toronto-based manager of North American affairs for the Consumer Choice Center, despite the overwhelming support of the pipeline to Alberta’s workers and consumers.

Cryptocurrency Regulations Should Not Stifle the Innovative Potential of Blockchain Technology

By Nur Baysal | 12. February 2018 Recently, the prices of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum made new headlines: After reaching a staggering all-time-high of $19,783 in December, the price of Bitcoin lost more than half of its value in January and February, dragging the price of other cryptos down alongside it. During this time, a plethora […]

Why is the European Parliament treating science with contempt?

VOCAL EUROPE: It seems as if the European Parliament takes the approach questioning scientific results once they don’t happen to confirm its narrative. After all, what are the presumptive expectations for an investigation into the EFSA and ECHA assessment? Are we to investigate a product as long as it fits our policy-based expectations? What would happen […]

Consumer’s Mantra: Laissez Faire Cryptocurrency And Blockchain

SENSORS: In an online Twitter poll conducted by the Consumer Choice Center, 85% of respondents say they don’t want governments slowing down consumer innovation by outlawing cryptocurrencies and blockchain businesses. 

Europe has the potential to become the global blockchain powerhouse – Let’s not miss it!

VOCAL EUROPE: The last year marked unseen price surges of cryptocurrencies. Now 2018 seems to challenge Bitcoin and Co. on how resilient these innovations and their investors will be. Though blockchain is famous for creating a new class of millionaires it provides many applications beyond mere cryptocurrencies including identification, verification, immutable databases, and many more.

Sour grapes: Alberta to stop importing B.C. wine over Kinder Morgan feud

NATIONAL OBSERVER: Likewise, the Toronto-based Consumer Choice Center condemned what it characterized as a “trade war” between the two provinces. North American affairs manager David Clement said in a press statement that Canadian consumers should not be “political pawns” in “disputes that have nothing to do with them.”

Poll: Consumers say ‘hands off’ cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and Blockchain

CONTACT: Frederik Roeder Managing Director Consumer Choice Center 8. February 2018 Poll: Consumers say ‘hands off’ cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and Blockchain BERLIN, DE – In an online Twitter poll conducted by the Consumer Choice Center, 85 percent of respondents say they don’t want governments slowing down consumer innovation by outlawing cryptocurrencies and blockchain businesses. While not a scientific survey, […]

Alberta’s boycott of B.C. wine will hurt consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: David Clement North American Affairs Manager Consumer Choice Center david@consumerchoicecenter.org   Alberta’s boycott of B.C. wine will hurt consumers TORONTO, ON – The debate over the Trans Mountain pipeline came to a head on Tuesday, as Albertan Premier Rachel Notley announced the province will boycott wine from British Columbia as a […]

Sugar subsidies are anything but sweet

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: For far too long, domestic producers of sugar have gotten a sweet deal from the federal government. Thanks to the U.S. sugar program, sugar beet and sugar cane farmers have had the advantage of minimum prices, cheap loans, and tariffs to keep out competitors — all at taxpayer expense

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