Blocking the paths out of poverty

by John Stossel -- Have you noticed how often government takes sides against the little guy? Street vending has been a path out of poverty for Americans. And like other such paths more…

A libertarian year ahead?

by John Stossel -- As 2011 draws to a close, I wonder: Is freedom winning? Did America become freer this year? Less free? How about the rest of the world? I'm a more…

Obamacare abominations

by John Stossel -- President Obama says his health-care "reform" will be good for business. Business has learned the truth. Three successful businessmen came on my Fox Business show last week to more…

Job creators fighting back

by John Stossel -- Some politicians claim that politicians create jobs. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says, "My job is to create jobs." What hubris! Government has no money of its own. more…

10 years to Greece

by John Stossel -- America moves steadily toward the cliff. When Greece blew up, its government debt was 126 percent of gross domestic product. Ours is on track to exceed that in more…

America: Land of free speech – sometimes

by John Stossel -- We're proud that America is the land of free speech. That right is recognized in the First Amendment, and we usually take it seriously. It wasn't always the more…

The FDA kills smokers

by John Stossel -- "The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health." That's what the Food and Drug Administration tells us on its website. My intuition makes me grateful that the more…

The FDA kills

by John Stossel -- It would be nice if politicians and regulators left us alone. But they don't. They always want to do more. Recently, there have been shortages of some medicines. more…

The stupidity of 'Buy American'

by John Stossel -- One sign of economic ignorance is the faith that "Buy American" is the path to prosperity. My former employer, ABC News, did a week's worth of stories claiming more…

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…