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Yaël Ossowski

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Yaël Ossowski is a journalist, writer, and consumer advocate. He's currently deputy director at the Consumer Choice Center, and senior development officer for Students For Liberty. He was previously a national investigative reporter at Watchdog.org. He has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) from the CEVRO Institute in Prague and a Bachelor's in Political Science from Concordia University, Montreal. Born in Québec and raised in the southern United States, he currently lives in Vienna, Austria.

The Flow of Commerce: How the Danube Energizes Austria’s Economy

The Danube powers many an industry on its way to the Black Sea, from hydropower to high-volume logistics Flowing through 10 countries – from the Black Forest to the Black Sea – the Danube River...
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The Marshall Plan: How Austria Benefited 70 Years ago

With an entire continent in ruins, the Marshall Plan planted the seeds for a peaceful, prosperous Europe As the Second World War finally ground down to an end in Europe, Austria lay devastated, its economy...
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Why Austria’s Millennial Minister Sebastian Kurz Could be Dangerous

On Saturday, July 1st, in a muted and highly uncontested leadership election in Linz, Austria, 30-year-old Sebastian Kurz secured 98.7 percent of the vote to head the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) before October’s elections. A...
Red Bull Skydive Team

Ever Dreamed of Jumping out of Planes for a Living? The Red Bull Skydive...

Red Bull gives a fearless troupe wings to become mile-high paragons of their sport High above the Austrian Alps, a trio of professional athletes prepare their gear. Helmet? Check. Gloves? Check. Airplane? Check. Red Bull and parachute? Double...
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Just What the Doctor Ordered: The Past, Present and Future of Medical Innovation in...

Since the 18th century this city has been on the cutting edge of medical innovation. What is the next frontier? Vienna at the fin de siècle was the center of a massive empire that covered...
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Dealing with Stress

One study divides how we cope with anxiety into four categories: Guardians, Integrators, Drivers and Pioneers. Which one are you? “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles,” remarked Charlie Chaplin’s title...
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Books | Smart Urbanism: Utopian Vision or False Dawn?

Smart cities claim to improve the lives, productivity and eco-balance of their citizens. A new collection of essays questions whether the vision lives up to the promise The notion that technological change benefits citizens and...
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