Obama making sure young people can't work

by John Stossel -- What was your first job? I stuck pieces of plastic and metal together at an Evanston, Ill., assembly line. We produced photocopiers for a company called American Photocopy. more…

Federal budget insanity

by John Stossel -- Last year, Congress agreed to $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts, unless politicians find other things to cut. They didn't, of course. So now, with so-called sequestration looming more…

Escaping 'the Blob' called public education

by John Stossel -- Since progressives want government to run health care, let's look at what government management did to K-12 education. While most every other service in life has gotten better more…

In praise of discrimination

by John Stossel -- I'm scared. I fear that even if the Supreme Court overrules most of Obamacare (or did already, by the time you read this), Republicans will join Democrats in more…

A 3-word solution: Shrink the state!

by John Stossel -- It's presidential season, so again pundits are indignant that money is spent on politics. Spent by corporations! And rich people! Because the Supreme Court allowed that, "2012 will more…

Health-care solution: Open competition

by John Stossel -- Any day now, the U.S. Supreme will rule on whether the Obamacare insurance mandate is constitutional. Seems like a no-brainer to me. How can forcing me to engage more…

Government-induced uncertainty paralysis

by John Stossel -- President Obama would do us all a big favor if he'd ask himself this: "Would I start or expand a business without knowing what regulations or taxes government more…

Why unions are bad for workers

by John Stossel -- It seems intuitive that a free market would lead to a "race to the bottom." In a global marketplace, profit-chasing employers will cut costs by paying workers less more…

The idiocy of business licensing

by John Stossel -- Instinctively, we look for people's motives. We need to know whom we can trust and whom we can't. We're especially skeptical of business because we know business wants more…

Making life fair

by John Stossel -- When my wife was a liberal, she complained that libertarian reasoning is coldhearted. Since markets produce winners and losers – and many losers did nothing wrong – market more…