Happy Starvation Day

by John Stossel -- Had today's political class been in power in 1623, tomorrow's holiday would have been called "Starvation Day" instead of Thanksgiving. Of course, most of us wouldn't be alive more…

Natural is not always better

by John Stossel -- It's not what we don't know that causes us trouble. It's what we know that isn't so. Whichever famous writer said that (it's been attributed to many), what more…

My racist bake sale

by John Stossel -- This week, I held a bake sale – a racist bake sale. I stood in midtown Manhattan shouting, "Cupcakes for sale." My price list read: Asians – $1.50 more…

Did freedom win?

by John Stossel -- What a surprise! Everyone predicted a Republican resurgence. Instead, voters shocked pundits by strengthening the Democratic majority in Congress. President Obama called the result "a resounding confirmation of more…

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…