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Yaël Ossowski is an international consumer activist and writer. His writings and interviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online outlets across the world in multiple languages.

L’Europe a besoin de politiques intelligentes pour combattre les régimes autoritaires

OPINION. L’Union européenne est confrontée à une politique active d’influence militaire, commerciale, numérique et technologique de pays menée par des régimes autoritaires comme la Chine et la Russie. Le cas de l’Ukraine ou l’implantation de la 5G par Huawei en sont des exemples. Il est nécessaire que les démocraties libérales telles que l’UE et les […]

Europe needs smart policies to combat authoritarian regimes

For decades political stability, economic growth and peace have been indispensable to making Europe a prosperous and free continent. European Union institutions and individual member nations spearheaded these efforts, liberalizing trade and opening up markets to make consumers and citizens much better off. Increased cooperation and free exchange of goods have vastly improved the lives […]

Politician Endorsed Social Media Bans Are Dangerous Territory

When it comes to social media, US politicians are rhetoric-heavy on banning policial ads. But that would mean sweeping consequences for all types of civil society groups, community organizations, and small businesses. That affects billions of consumers worldwide. Considering Sen. Warren is an advocate of such bans, yet decries when they are applied to groups […]

6: Technology as Pharmakon

The question of the impact of technology is a major theme in today’s culture. TV shows, books, and even entire fields of philosophy are dedicating to exploring the positive and negative impacts. Social media, an important method of communication for a large portion of Earth’s population, is very much an extension of this. In a […]

5: Who Controls Language?

Language is both beautiful and organic. It varies from country to country, in dialect, pattern, and tone. However, certain institutions and people are trying to change language and how we use it, both for political reasons and for simplification. Will they be successful? What if people reject these changes? How can we ensure the survival […]

4: Citizenship of the Future

What will be the citizenship of the future? The tradition of citizenship has evolved over time, and been expanded for many who could not share in the rights, obligations, and responsibilities. But larger governing structures like the European Union, the affordability of travel, the changing nature of work, the Internet, and the portability of our […]

Elizabeth Warren Outraged by Social Media Bans She Champions

In a tweet she published on Tuesday, Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted Twitter’s new ad policy that won’t approve any political advertising. The problem with Sen. Warren’s outrage is that she herself is a champion of breaking up social media networks as an end goal, and restricting political advertising in the meantime. Therefore, […]

3: Immigration is Hard

Immigration is actually tough. It’s not easy to leave your friends, family, network, and social capital you’ve built up. Added to that, there is already a complicated process that exists, yet many want to make it more difficult. Let’s not focus on extremes, and instead elevate what makes immigration important and necessary. Washington Examiner: Birthright […]

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