We’re back at it here at Consumer Choice Center, giving you the latest and greatest in our campaigns fighting for YOU across the world. Do you care about lifestyle freedom, innovative technologies, and smart public policies? Then you’re in the right place!
Consumer Choice Supervillains NFT Collectible Cards
When it comes to discussions about public policies, especially those around vaping, we all know there are some supervillains out there. That’s why we launched the Consumer Choice Center Supervillains collectible card set, now available as NFTs on OpenSea.
Fighting for ridesharing in Toronto
My colleague (radio co-host David) has been slaying the dragons that want to phase out innovative ridesharing solutions like Uber in Toronto, Canada.He testified at a city council hearing, gave interviews on radio and TV, and had this article published in the National Post.
The Shady Side of Student Loan Forgiveness
Elizabeth has a widely-syndicated article on the calls for loan forgiveness and why that would be harmful to millions who did not go to college, and would also serve to further inflate the costs of university education.
She also highlights the actions of some rather pernicious actors in the loan forgiveness space, using class action lawsuits to try to extract payments from private colleges.
Crypto Hunters: Why Elites are Anxious About Cryptocurrencies
Money, power, encryption, decentralization, and a monetary alternative.
The rise of cryptocurrencies is, in our opinion, something to celebrate and uphold. And while the adoption of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and others is speeding up among those who could really use it, there are efforts by institutions to regulate access to the on and off-ramps.
That’s why we need smart policy to continue to support innovation, while keeping scam projects in check. Check out my latest article in the European Conservative magazine.
Nicotine is not your Enemy: 6 Reasons to stop the war on nicotine
One complaint we often have in our work is that public health entities spread many myths and lies about nicotine.
Reducing the number of smokers and allowing them to rapidly and efficiently switch to a less harmful alternative should be a major priority for governments and public health agencies worldwide.
Unfortunately, too many people confuse nicotine consumption with the diseases caused by smoking. In this paper, we outline six main reasons why the war on nicotine is pointless and should stop.
My colleague Maria Chaplia and World Vapers’ Alliance Michael Landl team up for this great policy note.
Smart cannabis bill introduced in the US House
When it comes to smart policies on cannabis policies, we are very happy to support South Carolina congresswoman Nancy Mace’s bill, the STATES Reform Act, which would be the most consumer-friendly model of legalizing cannabis across the United States.
Our main goal should be in restoring justice, promoting market access, and finally stamping out the black market.
We joined up with a coalition of groups at the Cannabis Freedom Alliance to give our endorsement of what this bill aims to achieve, and we hope to continue to push it until it is adopted.
100 Episodes of Consumer Choice Radio
Speaking of successes, David and I just celebrated a milestone for the ages: 100 episodes of Consumer Choice Radio!
When we launched in January 2020, we didn’t know where we were headed.
Now, almost two years later, we are syndicated on two radio stations, have a booming podcast version that can accept streaming Bitcoin payments on Podcasting 2.0-compliant apps, and we’ve been able to interview congresspeople, members of Parliament, entrepreneurs, authors, and innovators who are making a difference for consumer choice.
For the latest, we interviewed Rep. Nancy Mace on her cannabis bill, Rep. Larry Bucshon on why some PFAS chemicals are vital, Alexandra Gaiser from River Financial about Bitcoin maximalism, and Canadian MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith about why excise taxes on non-alcoholic beer don’t make sense. Subscribe to our YouTube for the video interviews, or subscribe to the podcast version below!
|Okay look, there is so much more to say about the great work my colleagues have been doing around the globe. It’s far too much for just one newsletter (or even an Instagram Reel).
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If there is a consumer issue that affects you and would like to get *ACTIVATED* just let me know and we’ll see what we can do.
Thank you ALWAYS for the support you provide us, and I look forward to sharing more great stories in the New Year.
Happy Holiday season!