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Salut mes amis — I'm Yaël, a consumer advocate, journalist, columnist, and syndicated radio host. My writings and interviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online outlets across the world in multiple languages. I write about innovative technology, healthcare, science, lifestyle freedom, and smart public policies.

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Crypto Hunters: Why Elites are Anxious About Cryptocurrencies

Over the last decade, while we have lived through the ebbs and flows of global crises, triumphs, and changes, a ‘paradigm shift’ has been happening across a network of interconnected computers. This shift began in 2008 when the pseudonymous ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ unveiled his new project: a trustless peer-to-peer network of monetary transactions that would be recorded […]

The obscure UN conflab that seeks to cut off the world from vaping and harm reduction

By Yaël Ossowski | Parliament Magazine While most popular attention this month has been on the vital discussions at the United Nation’s COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, there is an equally important UN conference happening in Geneva that also contemplates the fate of millions of lives. There are also questions on the importance of […]

Yaël Ossowski hosts WFBT Big Talker 106.7FM Morning Show (11/02/2021)

Yaël Ossowski hosts Big Talker mornings on WFBT Big Talker 106.7FM in Wilmington, North Carolina. GUESTS:—Eric Peterson of the Pelican Institute and Young Voices—Connor Tomlinson of the British Conservation Alliance and Young Voices—TK Turbo November 2, 2021 Music: Richard Duranaopen.spotify.com/artist/1QBalIH9bK3h7ZQYFrca3Z https://bigtalkerfm.comhttps://yael.ca

The Final Ride (Yaël on the very last Mornings with Joe Catenacci on Big Talker 106.7FM)

Celebrating Joe Catenacci’s last show as a radio host on Big Talker 106.7FM. -Let’s simplify insurance for better care https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2021/10/26/Ya-l-Ossowski-Simplify-insurance-for-better-health-care/stories/202110260018 Consumer Choice Center Deputy Director Yaël Ossowski on the Joe Catenacci Show. This was broadcast on October 29, 2021, on The Big Talker WFBT 106.7FM Radio: http://bigtalkerfm.com Listen to Consumer Choice Radio: Website: http://consumerchoiceradio.com Apple: http://apple.co/2G7avA8 Spotify: http://spoti.fi/3iXIKIS […]

Why Democratic Control of the FCC Won’t Bode Well for Internet Freedom

Late Tuesday afternoon, President Joe Biden revealed his nominations to the Federal Communications Commission. As one would expect, his two nominations — Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn — come from Democratic circles and have upheld progressive priorities for telecom policies. Rosenworcel has been a commissioner since 2012 and served as acting chair since Ajit Pai […]

Yaël Ossowski: Simplify insurance for better health care

By Yaël Ossowski | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette It is an unfortunate fact that most everyone has a health care insurance horror story. In our overly complex and convoluted health care system, even routine checkups and minor appointments sometimes snowball into bureaucratic exercises of patience and will. While we thought health insurance would solve these issues, for […]

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