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…

The GOP race heats up

by John Stossel -- Did we learn anything from last week's Republican presidential debate? I heard the usual platitudes like "bring people together," but there was also plenty of talk about the more…

A government that kills

by John Stossel -- President Obama has declared that auto companies' fleets must average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, almost double the current 27.5. Standing at his side when he made more…

Cut government like you take off a Band-Aid

by John Stossel -- The political class predicted "disaster" if Congress didn't raise its debt limit. I think that was a scam to get more money. See, the poor politicians don't have more…

Did rock 'n' roll destroy USSR?

by John Stossel -- "It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us into trouble. It's the things we know that just ain't so." That famous line, attributed to more…