|Throughout September, the CCC team has been avidly defending consumer choice across the world. Here’s a recap of some of our accomplishments from this past month!|
The trouble with King Charles’ unorthodox views on modern farming
While the House of Commons is considering a bill that would allow genetic engineering in crops, the new King seems to be fond of organic farming. The policies that Charles III supports would fundamentally damage the global farming system. Adopting organic practices would increase carbon dioxide emissions. Bill suggests the influential monarch abandon his unfounded views on modern agriculture and not stand in the way of helping farmers and consumers alike.
Yael called for the waiver and then repeal of the Jones Act!
In the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico, a ship containing 300,000 barrels of much-needed diesel fuel wasn’t able to dock due to the 1920 Jones Act that mandates only US ships can ship goods between US ports. Yael called for an immediate waiver of the Jones act to speed up rescue operations in Puerto Rico and along America’s coasts. He stressed that “In a time of economic uncertainty, high gas prices, and rising inflation, the Biden Administration and its agencies should be more focused on protecting citizens in need rather than their labor union constituents.” Thankfully, Jones Act has been waived, but now it’s time to repeal it altogether.
Generation End Game – Malaysia Edition
Malaysian government recently announced quite an ambitious public health plan Generation End Game (GEG), that would ban the use, possession and sale of cigarettes and vape products for those born after 2007. In response to this, our team member from Malaysia, Tarmizi, organised a webinar called Ending Generation End Game, Rules of Law and the Constitution, where it was stressed that “Consumers need to be given the right to choose and that right cannot be taken away by the government in any way”On a good note, more than 700,000 people have signed the petition to reject GEG, so hopefully, this plan will not be moving forward.
Free up the cannabis market
Even though cannabis has been legal in Canada for a couple of years now, the legal market only accounts for 59% of all cannabis consumed. In his latest op-ed, David suggests steps that would lead to more people purchasing their products through the legal market, the first of which would be removing CBD products from the Cannabis Act.
Some more addition to our team!
The CCC team is growing! We are happy to announce our newest members, Dr. Emil Panzaru and Zoltan Kesz. Emil, a recent King’s College London graduate with a PhD in Political Economy, will be leading our team’s research efforts. Zoltan Kesz, a former Hungarian MP, has joined us as a Government Affairs Manager and will help us broaden our political network to achieve more policy goals. Please join us in welcoming them!
Coming Soon – Sharing Economy Index 2022
The long-awaited Global Sharing economy Index 2022 is almost out! Last year we had Tallinn and Tbilisi share first place; let’s see what has changed in the sharing economy world since then. Keep an eye on our social media for the release of our latest research piece!
P.S. In the meantime, take a look at last year’s index
|That’s a wrap for this month! Make sure to follow us on our social media channels to get all the updates we couldn’t fit in here! See you next month|