Competition rescues kids

by John Stossel -- For years, American education from kindergarten through high school has been a virtual government monopoly. Conventional wisdom is that government must run the schools. But government monopolies don't more…

Wall Street protesters are half right

by John Stossel -- What's there to say about Occupy Wall Street? The answer isn't so simple. Some complain about taxpayer bailouts of businesses. Good for them. In a true free market, more…

Government: The job killer

by John Stossel -- President Obama says government will have to build the nation out of the economic trough. "We're the country that built the intercontinental railroad," Obama says. "So how can more…

Needed: Free city-states – in America

by John Stossel -- Here's my fantasy: Libertarians are elected to the presidency and to majorities in Congress. What would happen next? Well, if libertarians were "in charge," you'd have more freedom more…

Governments don't create prosperity

by John Stossel -- Politicians say they create jobs, but they really don't. Or rather, they rarely create productive jobs. Government has no money of its own. All it does is take more…

Who would have thought? Exciting schools!

by John Stossel -- School spending has doubled over the past 30 years. Yet what do we get? More buildings and more assistant principals – but student learning? No improvement. If you more…

Ponzi! Ponzi! Ponzi!

by John Stossel -- Ponzi! Ponzi! Ponzi! There, I said it. To the extent people believe there are trust funds with their names on them, Social Security is absolutely a Ponzi scheme. more…

9/11's legacy: Unending Big Government

by John Stossel -- After 9/11, the U.S. Congress created the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration. America went to war, overtly and covertly, in several countries. Nearly $8 more…

Gay marriage – what's the big deal?

by John Stossel -- Six states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage. Most so-called liberals are happy about that. Most conservatives are not. As a libertarian, I think all more…

The case for blackmail and child labor

by John Stossel -- We grow up learning that some things are just bad: child labor, ticket scalping, price gouging, kidney selling, blackmail, etc. But maybe they're not. What I love about more…