Job killers

by John Stossel -- Politicians say they "create jobs." In fact, only the private sector generates the information needed to create real, productive jobs. Since this current post-recession job recovery is the more…

What is fair?

by John Stossel -- President Obama says he want to make society more fair. Advocates of big government believe fairness means taking from rich people and giving to others: poor people; or more…

Complex societies need simple laws

by John Stossel -- "If you have 10,000 regulations," Winston Churchill said, "you destroy all respect for law." He was right. But Churchill never imagined a government that would add 10,000 year more…

Capitalism vs. crapitalism

by John Stossel -- Now that Mitt Romney is likely to be the Republican nominee, we can expect new attacks on his "vulture capitalism." That's how Rick Perry characterized his private equity more…

On pot, Prohibition and Portugal

by John Stossel -- Unlike Bill Clinton, President Obama admits he inhaled!. "Frequently," he said. "That was the point." People laugh when politicians talk about their drug use. The audience laughed during more…

I tried to open a lemonade stand

by John Stossel -- Want to open a business in America? It isn't easy. In Midway, Ga., a 14-year-old girl and her 10-year-old sister sold lemonade from their front yard. Two police more…

My plan to balance the budget

by John Stossel -- Imagine this family budget: Last year, you earned $24,700. But you spent $37,900, incurring $13,300 in debt, and you were already $153,500 in debt. So you say, "I more…

Never trust government numbers

by John Stossel -- President Obama said in his State of the Union speech, "We've already agreed to more than $2 trillion in cuts and savings." That was reassuring. The new budget more…

Government can't make us happy

by John Stossel -- In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson called the pursuit of happiness an unalienable right. This was a radical idea. For most of history, most people didn't think more…

Let's stop policing the world

by John Stossel -- With an election approaching and at least some Americans upset about irresponsible spending, the president has finally expressed a political interest in cutting something. He says the Pentagon more…