Myths we live by – but shouldn't

by John Stossel -- The Olympics have gone smoothly despite – gasp! – America's team wearing clothing made in China at the opening ceremony. "I'm so upset," said Senate Majority Leader Harry more…

Too many laws, too many jail cells

by John Stossel -- Over the past few decades, America has locked up more and more people. Our prison population has tripled. Now we jail a higher percentage of people than even more…

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…