Category: Interviews

Stop the Tech Trustbusters, debating critical race theory, and Bitcoin in El Salvador | Yaël on Joe Catenacci Show Big Talker 106.7FM

-The most innovative countries: El Salvador embracing #bitcoin -Laboratories of democracy are vital to consumer choice -DEBATE: Should we ban critical race theory? Yaël says no, Joe says yes, especialy in schools -Antitrust actions will blow up in politicians’ faces. We should push against the federal government trying to break up companies that satisfy consumers […]

Gas Hoarders Anonymous (Yaël on Big Talker FM w/ Joe Catenacci)

-The Gas Shortage Zombie Apocalypse -The CDC’s recommendations and the state of scientists -Science as a process, not an institution -Fauci vs. Rand Paul and political semantics -Price Gouging laws -Elon Musk and Bitcoin mining: is it all about the carbon credits? Consumer Choice Center Deputy Director Yaël Ossowski interviewed on the Joe Catenacci Show. […]

Consumer Choice Center EP71: One Dose Summer

-The Zombie Apocalypse Gas Shortage -US vs. Canada pipelines -Not talking about Israel-Palestine -Cable News is bad for your brain -Two movies, one screen -Fauci Vs. Rand Paul -Lab Leak Thesis -Origin of Covid — Following the Clues https://nicholaswade.medium.com/origin-of-covid-following-the-clues-6f03564c038 https://lessonsfromthecrisis.substack.com/ -Mark Zuckerberg’s goats and Bitcoin -Canada’s C-10 bill -Content Quota Regulations Harm the Consumer -One […]

Here Comes the Menthol Police (Yaël on Big Talker FM w/ Joe Catenacci)

-Let’s take a moment to celebrate our diversity of choice in consumer products in America -The Biden admin supports the COVID vaccine IP waiver. Bad news for the vulnerable -The coming menthol ban and what it will mean for minority communities, harm reduction, and overcriminalization in our society. Consumer Choice Center Deputy Director Yaël Ossowski […]

United States Postal Spy Service, TRIPS Waiver, and more (Yaël on Big Talker FM w/ Joe Catenacci)

-Lockdown difference between the U.S. and Europe -The TRIPS waiver and the threat to COVID vaccine intellectual property and tech -The US Postal Service is a spy agency? Consumer Choice Center Deputy Director Yaël Ossowski interviewed on the Joe Catenacci Show. This was broadcast on April 30, 2021, on The Big Talker WFBT 106.7FM Radio: http://bigtalkerfm.com […]

Earth Day Innovation (Yaël on Big Talker FM with Joe Catenacci)

-Celebrating Earth Day Innovation -Technology Neutrality: Electric Car Edition -Banning AI and facial recognition for law enforcement without a warrant -What happens when North Carolina reaches herd immunity? Consumer Choice Center Deputy Director Yaël Ossowski interviewed on the Joe Catenacci Show. This was broadcast on April 23, 2021, on The Big Talker WFBT 106.7FM Radio: http://bigtalkerfm.com […]

Consumer Choice Radio EP68: Budget Bonanza (w/ Franco Terrazzano)

-The Derek Chauvin trial and aftermath -Are consumers getting the short stick on data and consumer privacy? -Make it closing time for Ontario’s beer monopoly and the Beer Store https://financialpost.com/opinion/david-clement-make-it-closing-time-for-ontarios-beer-monopoly INTERVIEW: Franco Terrazzano (@franco_nomics) -The crushing federal budget, its deficits, and its cost on future Canadians https://financialpost.com/opinion/opinion-federal-budget-spend-spend-more-then-spend-more-than-that -The COVID lockdown bust -Nationalization of finances and […]

Consumer Choice Radio EP67: TECHLASH (w/ Jennifer Huddleston)

-CNN covers Canada’s vaccine failures, and it shakes up the country -The new anti-tech populists INTERVIEW: Jennifer Huddleston (@jrhuddles) -Do we need a federal privacy law? -There are innovative practices used by private companies. We should celebrate them. -Why GDPR is so problematic -The “Techlash” and the bad policy ideas from both left and right […]

Data and Consumer Privacy, Politicization of Everything, and Love for Florida (Yaël on Big Talker FM’s Joe Catenacci Show)

-We need smart data and consumer privacy rules that work while championing innovation -Why the target is on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ back and trust in media -Tracking the errors of the CDC and FDA -The Politicization of Everything, Georgia and MLB Edition -Go Woke, Go Broke Consumer Choice Center Deputy Director Yaël Ossowski interviewed […]

Consumer Choice Radio EP66: Minimum Corporate Tax, Maximum Consumer Pain

-Janet Yellen wants a global minimum corporate tax. How does it impact consumers and firms? -Trillions in infrastructure spending -The Case For Ireland -Georgia election rules changes and MLB boycotts -What about the Olympics and China? -Charles Barkley, and what happens when sports and politics mix -Consumer Corner: Cable cutters and sports -Mexican campaign on […]

Gimme that Train Competition (Yaël on Joe Catenacci Show – Big Talker FM)

-A train from Wilmington to Raleigh? Don’t hold your breath and don’t trust Amtrack -We need some real competitors on passenger trains -Biden infrastructure plan and the push for electric vehicles -The real environmental burden of electrical vehicles -The principle of “technology neutrality” -The WHO’s report on the origins of COVID-19 is lacking Consumer Choice […]

Consumer Choice Radio EP65: Need for FDA Reform, Vaccine Reciprocity, and Practical Health Tips (w/ Dr. Henry Miller)

-Freeing the Ever Given ship in the Suez! -New York State legalizes cannabis -Should consumers care about unionization at Amazon? INTERVIEW with physician and molecular biologist Dr. Henry Miller (@henryimiller) -Where the FDA has gone wrong  -The need for FDA reform when it comes to vaping products, drug approvals, regulatory decisions, and bureaucracy -Could we […]

Ditching State Monopolies (Yaël on Joe Catenacci Show Big Talker FM)

-The Suez boat affair reveals a lot about the necessity and complications of free trade -Lysander Spooner and the American Letter Mail Company -The importance of federalism -The history of the French cajuns (cadiens) and the French language in Louisiana Consumer Choice Center Deputy Director Yaël Ossowski interviewed on the Joe Catenacci Show. This was […]

Consumer Choice Radio EP64: Suing the Governor on Lockdown Restrictions (w/ Goodwood Brewing CEO Ted Mitzlaff)

-European Railway Station Index is out! -North America and transportation options -Customs duties and free trade costs -David spoils Yaël’s birthday present -The Suez boat blocking global trade! -Michael Bloomberg’s global war to outlaw vaping INTERVIEW with Goodwood Brewing CEO Ted Mitzlaff -The lawsuit against Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear -How long can governors keep their […]