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…

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…