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Prendre l’avion est une liberté qu’il faut défendre

LES ECHOS: En Europe, le transport aérien a bien illustré la manière dont le marché libre peut réduire les coûts de transport pour les consommateurs. Désormais, ce secteur est attaqué par les écologistes.

The Government’s ‘porn passes’ are a turn-off!

COMMENT CENTRAL: Bill Wirtz discusses proposals to require adult users to acquire so-called “porn passes” in stores to verify their age online.

Is Moral Panic Justified? The Effect of Alcohol Privatization on Impaired Driving in Alberta

By Heather Bone, Research Fellow, Consumer Choice Center Nearly every time the prospect of privatizing alcohol sales in Ontario is debated, there is a moral panic. If alcohol sales are privatized, the argument goes, alcohol will be more easily accessible, and there will be an increase in alcohol-related crime. In this research brief, I investigate […]

How Europe’s Pharmacy Lobby wants us to keep paying too much for Aspirin

VOCAL EUROPE: The European Union has been successful in opening and liberalizing many industries in the past decades. Among them telecommunication, airlines, and banking. All these liberalization efforts lead to lower prices and more choice for European consumers.

Environmentalists Are Sounding the Alarm: You’re Flying Too Much

FEE: In Europe, air travel has been a blissful example of how the free market can lower transport costs for consumers. But now, it is coming under fire from environmentalists.

Trump’s Ethanol Reforms Enhance Security, Save Jobs

NEWSMAX: At the end of 2017, a number of President Trump’s nominations to important government positions were held up by lawmakers that were pressing for reform of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Ending sugar protectionism will help boost small business and benefit consumers

This week in the nation’s capital, the House Agriculture Committee will decide the fate of various agricultural subsidies and food benefits for millions of Americans. The bill, H.R. 2, known as the Farm Bill, includes provisions on crop insurance, dairy prices, wetland conservation, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) adjustments, and dozens of other rules and […]

WHO urges ban on industrial trans-fats by 2023

DAIRY REPORTER: On the other end of the spectrum, the Consumer Choice Center, which fights for consumer choice, says WHO’s call for a “worldwide ban on the use of trans fats”​ is “just another arbitrary intrusion into the lives of consumers and part of a larger trend of paternalist regulations,” according to a May 14 release.

Rhode Island Facing Potential 80% Tax For Second Year In A Row

CHURN MAG: Others have come out against the potential ban including Jeff Stier, Senior Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. In an open letter to the House Finance Committee, Mr. Stier made the case against the tax:

Earth Day Network’s misguided anti-plastic campaign is a sign of more nonsense to come

HEARTLAND: However, as Henry Miller and Jeff Stier observe in a Fox News article, “In recent years, Earth Day has devolved into an occasion for professional environmental activists and alarmists to warn of apocalypse, dish up anti-technology dirt, and proselytize.

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