Ownership of ideas: Hostile to free speech?

by John Stossel -- For most of history, people suffered in miserable poverty. Then, in a few hundred years, some new ideas made life hugely better for billions of us – things more…

Restrict the 'State' – heal the 'Union'

by John Stossel -- President Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I've done is great! America is in a much better position. more…

The free market and Vegas cabs

by John Stossel -- It's easy to "fire" a business that rips you off. Just go to a different one. It's a lot easier to patronize another business than to get government more…

N.Y. Times' clueless reporting

by John Stossel -- No wonder Cuba wallows in poverty. Last week, the New York Times reported that the Castro brothers opened a special business zone where foreign companies "would be given more…

An up-Lyft-ing Christmas tale

by John Stossel -- This Christmas Eve, if you see a fat man in a sleigh distributing presents, tell him he is in violation of several government regulations. The Federal Aviation Administration more…

Governing vs. giving

by John Stossel -- It's the season for giving. That doesn't mean it's the season for government. Government creates loyalty in the minds of citizens by pretending to be Santa Claus, doling more…

Why fossil fuels are morally good

by John Stossel -- People argue about whether the "consensus" of scientists is that we face disaster because of global warming. Instead of debating whether man's greenhouse gasses will raise temperatures, we more…

Why Thanksgiving turkeys aren't extinct

by John Stossel -- This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights. People associate property rights with greed and selfishness, but they are keys to our prosperity. more…