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…

Keynesian cluelessness

by John Stossel -- We spend too much time waiting for orders – and money – from Washington. The collapse of the housing bubble gave politicians a license to do what they more…

Can government do anything well?

by John Stossel -- I'm suspicious of superstitions, like astrology or the belief that "green jobs will fix the environment and the economy." I understand the appeal of such beliefs. People crave more…

Let's give the Fed some competition

by John Stossel -- Pssst. Want to buy some Stossels? They're my own currency with my face on them. Why should you trust them? Because I promise to redeem them for gold. more…

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…