Plastic water bottles won't hurt you

by John Stossel -- Canada has announced it will ban the chemical bisphenol-A – known as BPA – which is used to make plastic water and baby bottles. The head of the more…

Public-sector unions choke taxpayers

by John Stossel -- "I thought unions were great – until at Chrysler, the union steward started screaming at me. Working at an unhurried pace, I'd exceeded 'production' for that job." That more…

Freer is better

by John Stossel -- The 2010 Index of Economic Freedom lowers the ranking of the United States to eighth out of 179 nations – behind Canada! A year ago, it ranked sixth, more…

Congress can't repeal laws of economics

by John Stossel -- It's raining! I don't like it! Why hasn't Congress passed the Good Weather Act and the Everybody Happy Act? Sound dumb? Why is it any dumber than a more…

The rich don't pay, they leave

by John Stossel -- Progressives want to raise taxes on individuals who make more than $200,000 a year because they say it's wrong for the rich to be "given" more money. Sunday's more…

Government ain't 'us'

by John Stossel -- For most of the life of America, and when it grew fastest, government spent just a few hundred dollars per person. Today, the federal government alone spends $10,000. more…

Money is not what schools need

by John Stossel -- U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently claimed: "Districts around the country have literally been cutting for five, six, seven years in a row. And, many of them, you more…

Entrepreneurs under attack

by John Stossel -- Every day, federal, state and local governments stifle small businesses to privilege well-connected incumbent companies. It's a system of protectionism for influential insiders who don't want competition. Every more…

Good intentions gone bad

by John Stossel -- You own a business, maybe a restaurant. You've got a lot to worry about. You have to make sure the food is safe and tastes good, that the more…

Why new jobs are nonexistent

by John Stossel -- "Corporate profits are soaring. Companies are sitting on billions of dollars of cash. And still, they've yet to amp up hiring or make major investments." So writes the more…