Bill Wirtz

November 30, 2018

Life as a taxpayer: paying to be berated

The EU's 2018 NGO Health Awards took place this week where the European Commission recognised those NGOs it deems to be the most effective in fighting the use of tobacco. Bill Wirtz watched what he describes as "an insufferable nanny state love-in", so you don't have to. 
September 24, 2018

Scrap the Diesel car ban

Bill Wirtz says that rather than tightening restrictions on Diesel cars we should be relaxing them.  
August 23, 2018

Minimum alcohol pricing doesn’t work

Criticising the Welsh government's decision to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol, Bill Wirtz argues it is possible to curb consumer drinking through education rather than the heavy hand of the law.
July 17, 2018

The case for defunding the WHO

Bill Wirtz believes there is no need for taxpayers to be continuously patronised by WHO health experts. It's time to defund the WHO.
May 22, 2018

The Government’s ‘porn passes’ are a turn-off!

Bill Wirtz discusses proposals to require adult users to acquire so-called "porn passes" in stores to verify their age online.
May 9, 2018

The palm oil debate is ridden with misperceptions

The debate surrounding palm oil has become warped and distorted. Policy makers have rushed to pass judgement on an industry based upon erroneous evidence and claims. Ultimately, it should be up to consumers which types of fats they consume, says Bill Wirtz.
April 29, 2018

My terrifying experience at a Nanny State love-in

Bill Wirtz talks about his attendance at a health and safety love-in and his renewed vigour to stand up to the regulatory movement and the avalanche of regulation they want to bring down on ordinary consumers, by exposing their unscientific proceedings and their exclusionary rhetoric.
March 5, 2018

Bus market liberalisation’s a winner

Liberalising bus markets, Bill Wirtz argues, means consumers can travel more cheaply and efficiently, which in turn reduces social inequality. 
December 5, 2017

Belgium: Star Wars is a gateway drug

Children paying for in-game purchases is a sign of inattentive parents not a gambling addiction, writes Bill Wirtz.
November 2, 2017

Customer choice, not regulation, drives food standards

Ill-considered campaign slogans in Hungary and the Czech Republic are not the basis for improvements in food standards, writes Bill Wirtz.
October 12, 2017

European protectionism steps up a gear

The efforts of European bicycle manufacturers to lobby for tariffs on their international rivals will dampen competition and hurt consumers writes Bill Wirtz
September 6, 2017

Plain packaging doesn’t work

The introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes has only served to fuel the sale of fake cigarettes on the black market. This and other unintended consequences mean the ban should be scrapped, argues Bill Wirtz.
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