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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.

The Rebels of Davos – Consumer Choice Radio (25. Jan 2020)

Broadcast 25. January 2020 on The Big Talker 106.7FM. Hosts: Yaël Ossowski & David Clement Consumer Choice Radio: a weekly conversation featuring the latest news, interviews, and expert analysis that covers consumer topics around the world. This time, we’re broadcasting from Davos, Switzerland, alongside the World Economic Forum. Why are we in Davos? Behind the […]

Support Iranian protesters: Let them visit America

On Saturday, President Trump hit the record books yet again, this time for tweeting the most-liked message in the Persian language ever. The tweet offered support to the Iranian people protesting in the streets against their government and lauded their courage. The protests swelled throughout the weekend, mostly at university campuses, as young Iranians expressed anger that their government […]

After another big lawsuit bites the dust, can we admit it’s time for legal reform?

It seems California isn’t so lawsuit crazy after all. On Monday, Los Angeles jurors announced their ruling in just one of the dozens of lawsuits currently making their way through the courts on baby powder made by Johnson & Johnson. The jury found the company was not at fault for a woman’s mesothelioma diagnosis. The […]

Bad Science, Unscrupulous Lawyers: It’s Time For Legal Reform

There are several high-profile lawsuits out now that are making a mockery of our justice system. Whether it’s baby powder or meatless alternatives on trial, injury lawyers are using unscrupulous methods to conjure huge settlements from juries. That raises prices for consumers, hurts victims by clogging up our justice system, and completely distorts science. Deputy […]

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 […]

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