EESC: European Hypocrisy

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EESC: European Hypocrisy  The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) requires EU guidelines against sugar and palm oil, because they are supposedly among the main causes of obesity. If that is the case, then why doesn’t the EESC also suggest guidelines for the correct use of PlayStations, TV series and sofas at home? The Europe of the bureaucrats and the enemies of […]

Trapa celebrates its 50 years promoting deforestation

The Palencia Chocolate company Trapa, created the first chocolate in Spain 50 years ago. Trapa has decided to celebrate its anniversary by sponsoring orangutans in Borneo. They argue that it is due to its commitment to the environment and the withdrawal of palm oil from its products that help stop deforestation. Fake News Once again, it is about using marketing and fear in the face of scientific […]

Indonesia Forest Fires: Surrounded by Lies

Almost every media outlet has covered the Indonesian forest fires. They blame palm oil for over  1.6 million hectares of burning forests. This is fake news. The real numbers  Even the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the initial source of the incorrect numbers, have apologized and admitted their mistake.  The real numbers are far […]

Demand for Structural Changes in the Global Economy

People frequently hear the media comment about issues directly related to the global economy. This includes topics such as digitalization, inequality and climate change. The result is a change in economic policies in many countries.  Countries which, after years of stable growth, are preparing to face changes and a significant slowdown in the economy. The OECD recently […]

Large taxes are not the way to sustainability: Economic Chief Threatens EU Innovation.

Paolo Gentiloni, Brussels’ next economic chief has begun a warpath that has the potential to hinder the EU’s sustainability and innovation.   Gentiloni wants to raise taxes on polluting companies.  Over the past few years, discussions such as these regarding large tax increases have been gridlocked and for good reason. The proposed increase in taxes does […]

IPRI 2019: Protect Property and Create Innovation

The Property Rights Alliance has released the International Property Rights Index of 2019, which measures the quantity and way that physical and intellectual property is protected. The ForFreeChoice Institute aligned with the International Property Rights Alliance and took part in helping create and research aspects of this Index.  WHY IT IS IMPORTANT   Property rights are […]

Very Cheap Sustainability: How Ryanair Fools Consumers and Harm Developing Countries

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Ryanair has introduced an innovative business model that has allowed millions of citizens to travel at a low cost inside of Europe. Their business model is to take advantage of every opportunity to make a profit, and the model risks – as reported by many judgments of the European authorities – abusing consumer rights with […]

A Better Future for Africa: How Sustainable Agriculture Supports SDGs

Father Trinchero who, in the heart of Central Africa, amidst hunger, misery and an on-going war against his work, points the way to prosperity and sustainability. Father Federico Trinchero, as we have already told, with the help of extensive palm oil plantations, is helping hundreds of African children create a sustainable and lasting economy. Vision […]

The EU Institutions Double Standard For Transparency

If you have ever looked into the past voting history of the European Commission and European Parliament you may have noticed there isn’t any public record. You cannot see past members or current members vote on different issues.  While the European Commission continues to demand more and more transparency from everyone else, they have made […]