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…

The folly of seat-belt mandates

by John Stossel -- A child leaving home alone for the first time takes a risk. So does the entrepreneur who opens a new business. I no more want government to prevent more…

The inanity of gov't green schemes

by John Stossel -- The human brain is torn between simple intuition and the more complex hard work of figuring out the unintended consequences of any policy. Who doesn't like thinking about more…

The assault on food

by John Stossel -- Instinct tells us to fear poison. If our ancestors were not cautious about what they put in their mouths, they would not have survived long enough to produce more…