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The Consumer Choice Center is the consumer advocacy group supporting lifestyle freedom, innovation, privacy, science, and consumer choice. The main policy areas we focus on are digital, mobility, lifestyle & consumer goods, and health & science.
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EP92: Bird is free, Just stop glue, and Court costs (co-hosted w/ Elizabeth Hicks)
https://omny.fm/shows/conseumer-podcast/ep92-bird-is-free-just-stop-glue-and-court-costs-c

This week's episode is co-hosted with Elizabeth Hicks. We're talking about these issues:
🐦 Elon Musk buys Twitter
🛢️ Just stop glue (seriously)
⚖️ The cost of suing
Follow Liz Hicks on Twitter @eohicks.
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November 10, 2022
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Orban’s Price Caps on Food and Fuel will lead to shortages
https://consumerchoicecenter.org/orbans-price-caps-on-food-and-fuel-will-lead-to-shortages/

Budapest, HU: This week, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party announced that the third wave of price caps would be introduced by having a fixed price on potatoes and eggs. Commenting on this move, Consumer Choice Center’s Government Affairs Manager Zoltán Kész: “Hungarians experienced state-controlled price caps under communism, and we don’t have good […]
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EP149: 2024, 2022, and food inflation (w/ Elizabeth Hicks + Sylvain Charlebois)
https://omny.fm/shows/consumerchoiceradio/ep149-2024-2022-and-food-inflation-w-elizabeth-hic

On this week's episode of Consumer Choice Radio David is joined by CCC US Affairs Analyst Elizabeth Hicks to talk about all things midterms.
- The "Red Hurricane"
- Market dems in Colorado
- Strange ballot initiative results
And then David is joined by certified friend of the show Sylvain Charlebois to talk about all things food inflation.
https://twitter.com/FoodProfessor
https://www.dal.ca/sites/agri-food/the-food-professor-podcast.html
Broadcast on Consumer Choice Radio on November 11, 2022.
Syndicated on Sauga 960AM and Big Talker Network.
Website: https://consumerchoiceradio.com
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Democrats’ ‘newest megadonor’ plummets on Election Day, forced to sell crypto company to biggest rival
https://consumerchoicecenter.org/democrats-newest-megadonor-plummets-on-election-day-forced-to-sell-crypto-company-to-biggest-rival/

Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of crypto exchange FTX and considered the Democrats’ “newest megadonor” ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, reportedly saw around $6 billion of withdrawals within 72 hours before Tuesday morning, forcing him to sell the company to its biggest rival on Election Day.  Reuters reported that Changpeng Zhao, the leader of competitor Binance, said […]
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The Real Consequences the Proposed Vaping Flavor Ban in Columbus
https://consumerchoicecenter.org/the-real-consequences-the-proposed-vaping-flavor-ban-in-columbus/

Columbus is considering putting an end to the sales of menthol cigarettes and flavored vapes. Although official legislation hasn’t been formally introduced, tobacco-control advocates who are drafting the proposal are claiming a ban would help decrease smoking rates amongst Black people, other groups of color, women, and LGBTQ populations. Sadly, over 20,000 Ohioans lose their […]
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Our Well-Timed Warning on FTX, Bankman-Fried and Future Cryptocurrency Regulations
https://consumerchoicecenter.org/our-well-timed-warning-on-ftx-bankman-fried-and-future-cryptocurrency-regulations/

This letter was sent to Senators, Congressmen of relevant committees, and regulators in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the aftermath of the FTX collapse. The previous letter can be viewed here. Referring to the previous letter we sent to lawmakers and regulators on October 26, […]
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EP93: French domestic flights, Hungary's price caps, and the Dangers of TikTok (w/ Adam Kovacevich)
https://omny.fm/shows/conseumer-podcast/ep93-french-domestic-flights-hungarys-price-caps-a

In this week's episode of the ConsEUmer podcast:
🇫🇷 The effects of France's ban on domestic flights
🇭🇺 Hungary implements price caps (w/ Zoltán Kész)
🎵 Is TikTok a threat? (w/ Adam Kovacevich)
Follow Zoltán Kész on Twitter @KeszZoltan.
Follow Adam Kovacevich on Twitter @adamkovac.
Zoltán's press release: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/orbans-price-caps-on-food-and-fuel-will-lead-to-shortages/
Adam's post: https://www.smerconish.com/exclusive-content/tiktok-is-a-runaway-success-but-its-chinese-ownership-is-problematic-for-the-u-s/
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November 17, 2022
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EP150: FTX JOB
https://omny.fm/shows/consumerchoiceradio/ep150-ftx-job

Oh boy. We go deep into the CCP's aggressive moves in Canada, and a breakdown of the FTX disaster.
And then David is joined by Michael Dourson of Tera to talk about chemicals policy.
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Broadcast on Consumer Choice Radio on November 19, 2022.
Syndicated on Sauga 960AM and Big Talker Network.
Website: https://consumerchoiceradio.com
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What the collapse of FTX means for crypto in Europe
https://consumerchoicecenter.org/what-the-collapse-of-ftx-means-for-crypto-in-europe/

Just a few days ago, FTX was the second-largest crypto exchange in the world with a significant user base across the European Union. Now, after revelations of the company’s finances and opaque dealings by CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, the company faces a collapse causing contagion across the cryptocurrency economy. This will likely have a large impact […]
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Sharing economy: we need to rethink work
https://consumerchoicecenter.org/sharing-economy-we-need-to-rethink-work/

The Consumer Choice Center has launched a new and improved version of its Sharing Economy Index, ranking 60 cities around the world by their openness to innovation in the sector. The index is primarily a guide for consumers, pointing them toward the most (and least) innovation-friendly cities. This way, they can take advantage of the best the […]
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LE PROTECTIONNISME N’AIDERA PAS LE SECTEUR AUTOMOBILE
https://consumerchoicecenter.org/le-protectionnisme-naidera-pas-le-secteur-automobile/

Les guerres commerciales lancées par Trump ont montré que le protectionnisme n’entraîne aucun avantage économique palpable. Il ne sera pas plus utile pour le secteur de l’automobile européen.  Dans un précédent article, en janvier, je vous avais parlé de la « souveraineté numérique » telle qu’expliquée par Emmanuel Macron. En lisant cet article, vous auriez pu penser que […]
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Why is Ottawa still rationing foreign landings at our airports?
https://consumerchoicecenter.org/why-is-ottawa-still-rationing-foreign-landings-at-our-airports/

Opening Canada’s skies would help cross-border trade, tourism, investment and knowledge flows Canada’s national men’s soccer team qualifying for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar was a huge achievement, given that we haven’t qualified for a World Cup since 1986. Although this is a great time in Canada’s sporting history, it won’t actually be easy […]
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EP94: Energy treaty battles, Maltese cannabis, and Sharing Economy Index 2022 (w/ Emil Panzaru)
https://omny.fm/shows/conseumer-podcast/ep94-energy-treaty-battles-maltese-cannabis-and-sh

In this week's ConsEUmer podcast:
🛢️ The Energy Charter Treaty is coming under fire
🇲🇹 Malta will legalise cannabis, but not every is happy
📱 Sharing Economy Index 2022 (w/ Emil Panzaru)
Follow Emil Panzaru on Twitter @EmilPanzaru.
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November 24, 2022
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EP151: Healthcare Competition w/ Emmanuelle B. Faubert
https://omny.fm/shows/consumerchoiceradio/ep151-healthcare-competition-w-emmanuelle-b-fauber

World cup and corruption? What, there's gambling going on here?
Plus we explore the thesis of the establishment media institutions vs. new tech.
Then we're joined by Montreal Economic Institute Economist Emmanuelle B. Faubert on healthcare competition in Canada and beyond.
https://twitter.com/eb_faubert
https://www.iedm.org/
And we replay our interview with The Food Professor Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
https://twitter.com/FoodProfessor
https://the-food-professor.simplecast.com/
Broadcast on Consumer Choice Radio on November 26, 2022.
Syndicated on Sauga 960AM and Big Talker Network.
Website: https://consumerchoiceradio.com
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Orban’s Populism Is Limiting Access for Consumers
https://consumerchoicecenter.org/orbans-populism-is-limiting-access-for-consumers/

From the beginning of this week, the Hungarian Oil Company (MOL) has been unable to provide around 500 independent petrol stations with price-capped fuel. Entire municipalities will be without fuel due to this decision. Another worrying sign is that Shell has already announced a limit on petrol at the stations, where a complete fuel shortage […]
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Georgia could generate millions through sports betting
https://consumerchoicecenter.org/georgia-could-generate-millions-through-sports-betting/

Georgia is one of the largest markets without legalized sports betting, and the state could rival others that have already legalized such wagering. While the state does not have sports wagering, it does have a lottery. Last week, the Georgia Lottery Corp. reported its most profitable first quarter since its start in 1993. The analysis […]
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UBER FILES : POURQUOI UN SCANDALE ?
https://consumerchoicecenter.org/uber-files-pourquoi-un-scandale/

Les révélations sur l’entreprise de VTC sont-elles vraiment si graves ? Pour Bill Wirtz, elles rappellent surtout des problèmes dans le modèle des taxis qu’Uber et les autres applications de VTC essayent de remplacer. Cet été, un consortium de journaux internationaux a publié les « Uber Files », une collection de documents ayant fait l’objet de fuites qui […]
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Orban’s food price controls are more about control than about inflation
https://consumerchoicecenter.org/orbans-food-price-controls-are-more-about-control-than-about-inflation/

When Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced that yet more products would be price capped in grocery stores by government decree, it was clear from the start that this was more about power and control than about combatting inflation. Following a nationalistic playbook, it looks like Orban is using price caps to make business untenable for foreign-owned grocery […]
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Yaël on 980AM WAAV: The FTX Fraud
https://omny.fm/shows/ccc/ya-l-on-980am-waav-the-ftx-fraud

CCC Deputy Director Yaël Ossowski interviewed on 980AM WAAV (Wilmington, North Carolina) by host Nick Craig.
-What was the FTX scam all about?
-What does this mean for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies?
-How you can self-custody your Bitcoin
-The soft media coverage and political cover of SBF
https://consumerchoicecenter.org (https://consumerchoicecenter.org/)
https://www.980waav.com/ (https://wrnn.net/)
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EP95: Quick liquid gas & Getting the ball rolling (co-hosted w/ David Clement)
https://omny.fm/shows/conseumer-podcast/ep95-quick-liquid-gas-getting-the-ball-rolling-co

This week's episode of ConsEUmer is co-hosted with David Clement. These are our topics:
Controversies surrounding the World Cup in Qatar
🚢 Germany quickly built an LNG terminal
Canadian MP Michael Chong in Parliament:
https://twitter.com/MichaelChongMP/status/1593604955180498947
Follow David Clement on Twitter @ClementLiberty.
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December 1, 2022
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