Chicago Fray

by John Stossel -- Rahm Emanuel, current mayor of my old hometown, Chicago, is not a gentle soul. But he's smarter than his big-spending predecessor, Richard M. Daley, and the union pawn, more…

Raping culture

by John Stossel -- A new documentary calls colleges like Harvard and Notre Dame "The Hunting Ground," where rapists prey on women. A bipartisan group of senators demand new rules to "curb more…

Kochs should spend more on politics

by John Stossel -- Lots of people sure hate the Koch brothers. The Kochs get death threats like this: "If I had a chance to murder a Koch brother in cold blood, more…

Why Wikipedia thrives and Britannica doesn't

by John Stossel -- For years, people assumed encyclopedias had to be created by professionals. Then Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales attempted to create an encyclopedia without central planners. That sounded like a more…

Spontaneous order vs. central planning

by John Stossel -- Most of life happens without a central planner. Yet people think we need one. Suppose you'd never seen a skating rink, and I told you that I want more…

Politicians or parasites: Which is worse?

by John Stossel -- Politicians and lawyers pretend that they are important people doing important work. But often they're important because they are parasites. They feed off others, while creating no wealth more…

Ownership of ideas: Hostile to free speech?

by John Stossel -- For most of history, people suffered in miserable poverty. Then, in a few hundred years, some new ideas made life hugely better for billions of us – things more…

Restrict the 'State' – heal the 'Union'

by John Stossel -- President Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I've done is great! America is in a much better position. more…

The free market and Vegas cabs

by John Stossel -- It's easy to "fire" a business that rips you off. Just go to a different one. It's a lot easier to patronize another business than to get government more…