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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 Social Media ‘Deplatforming Purge’ Will Only Make the Internet a Seedier Place

At the dawn of the social media revolution, our first instincts were on the money. Instantaneous communication, blogging and social networks were the ultimate innovations for free speech. Millions of people were given a voice beyond the reach of traditional gatekeepers. It was glorious. Now that we’ve lived through two decades of this revolution, however, […]

Ocasio-Cortez teams up with Bernie Sanders to introduce bill capping ‘outrageously high’ credit card interest rates

But critics claimed capping the interest rate would shrink the market, hurting Americans who rely on small borrowers. “The people who need access and who depend on credit cards to cover large transactions between paychecks are usually those who cannot otherwise gain access to credit and loans from banking institutions,” said Yaël Ossowski, the deputy […]

Légalisation du cannabis récréatif: des lobbyistes canadiens au Luxembourg

En vertu de l’accord de coalition du gouvernement, la légalisation du cannabis récréatif devrait être une réalité d’ici cinq ans. Le “Consumer Choice Center” est une organisation américaine qui exerce du lobbying en faveur de la liberté, des droits et des intérêts des consommateurs. Ses responsables ont présenté au Luxembourg leur expérience et leurs mesures […]

Consumer Choice Center promotes smart legalization of cannabis in Luxembourg

The Consumer Choice Center went to Luxembourg to provide policymakers, civil society leaders, religious groups, and labor unions with lessons on the legalization of cannabis from Canada. The CCC promoted the idea of “smart” legalization that would embrace consumer access, competition, safety, and eradication of the black market. This report aired on Luxembourg’s RTL station […]

A North Carolina Republican is singlehandedly blocking progress on cannabis banking

For the 98 percent of Americans who live in states or jurisdictions with some level of cannabis legalization – whether recreational or medical – it is far past the time to have some legitimate banking options. There are now thousands of cannabis-related businesses that buy and sell goods and services, estimated to be worth over $50 billion nationally. However, […]

Banking for the people

As professional marketers and designers know, digitally savvy millennials are some of the toughest customers out there. As early adopters and influencers, millennials have become a key demographic for companies and agencies across Europe just begging to attract their clicks and euros. This is something designer Maurizio Poletto knows how to do, and at Erste […]

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