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Month: December 2018

Going for a run is better than feel-good “junk food” bans

On November 23, London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced that, as of February, all advertisements for food high in fat, sugar and salt will be banned from the London tube and bus network. The measure is part of the mayor’s plan to decrease child obesity rates, but it is set to do nothing of the sort. […]

CCC pubblica uno studio sui benefici della concorrenza ferroviaria nei mercati europei e globali

FERPRESS: Roma, 11 DIC – Il Consumer Choice Center ha pubblicato oggi un policy primer sui “Vantaggi della concorrenza ferroviaria: il caso dell’Italia”. “Il documento conclude che grazie alla concorrenza, i passeggeri dei treni e i consumatori in Italia ora stanno molto meglio, a causa di una diminuzione dei prezzi dei biglietti di oltre il 40%. […]

Banning junk food ads to combat childhood obesity

MEDICAL NEWSER: On the November 23rd, London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced that as of February, all advertisements for food high in fat, sugar and salt will be banned from the London’s tube and bus network. The measure is part of the mayor’s plan to decrease child obesity rates. The Consumer Choice Center’s London-based Managing Director Fred […]

Overcoming pot retail anxiety: 5 reasons for municipalities opt-in

TORONTO SUN: On that point, an interesting piece was published last August by David Clement of the Consumer Choice Center. He argued that the opt-out provision in the province’s cannabis plan would give “prohibition a new face, that being local city councillors.” His opinion included that banning retail sales “won’t mean that consumers won’t be acquiring […]

Eighty-Five years since prohibition, but have we learnt anything?

This Wednesday was a special day. In the Netherlands, Dutch children celebrated the coming of Sinterklaas (along with his controversial helper Zwarte Piet). Walt Disney would have celebrated his 117th birthday. It was also world soil day, apparently. But the 5th of December 2018 also marked a particularly special anniversary: the end of prohibition in the United States. Eighty-five years ago, […]

Benefits of Railway Competition: the Case of Italy

By Prof. Andrea Giuricin and Dr. Roberto Tosatti INTRODUCTION The landscape in the railway industry has changed drastically in the last several years due to newfound competition in select markets, especially in Europe where the European Union made a great effort to issue directives on European market liberalisation within its Member States. Competition is well […]

Liberalising and Harmonising European Digital Markets

Liberalising and Harmonising European Digital Markets by Ryan Khurana and Luca Bertoletti 18 October 2018 Read/Download the paper HERE

Are ‘middle men’ the culprit?

ONE NEWS NOW: “One of the real hidden costs that we’ve been seeing [in drug prices] is the role that the pharmacy benefit mangers (PBMs) play,” says Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. “Those are the middle men who negotiate between the drug companies – the companies that innovate, that make the drugs we […]

Alitalia bridge loan

TRAVEL DAILY: THE Italian Govt is discussing plans to extend a 900m bridge loan to Alitalia, a move consumer advocate Consumer Choice Center said would “hurt consumers”.

Green. Party!

RTL TODAY: Consumer group Consumer Choice Center (CCC) called the move to legalise cannabis/marijuana “overdue”.

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