How did we ever get to the madness of a hazard-based precautionary policy approach? Through those relentless possibilists.
Tag: Precautionary Principle
The Top 20 Reasons not to Feed your Family Organic!
During Pesticide Action Week, I think most of us are tired of their lies and feel-good bullshit!
I came of age during the AIDS crisis – we need to understand how that event has shaped the leaders now in power.
Getting lost with a bad compass: Precaution and pesticides
Using precaution as an impulse is like using a broken compass: you’ll never actually know how lost you are. Why precaution does not work for pesticides.
Living in the Age of Stupid: How to comprehend Brexit, Trump and the Anti’s
Everyone keeps asking how is it possible? Simple: This is the age we are living in!
Risk Aversion and the Curse of Expediency
Expediency: the “art of making something go away” has become the main political virtue in Brussels. This has allowed contrapreneurs to win on issues.
Time to ban coffee? How values dictate our use of precaution
Given that IARC is about to declare coffee as carcinogenic (again), I think we need to play with the fallacy that, on the basis of a mere hazard assessment, we need to act as risk managers and organise a ban on all coffee products!
What is Innovation and Why is it so Hard?
Does Europe understand what innovation is? Do we share an entrepreneurial spirit across Europe or are we hidebound by contrapreneurs? Do we need an “Innovation Principle”?
The Growing Risk of Contrapreneurs
Contrapreneur: One who is risk averse, creates fears and seeks to inhibit innovation
Risk-based or Hazard-based Regulation
Risk School: Difference between risk-based and hazard -based regulation