Please stop 'helping' us

by John Stossel -- Last year, Congress passed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act. It was supposed to really end the alleged abuses perpetrated by the credit-card companies. The more…

Uncle Sam will help buy you an alpaca!

by John Stossel -- I often bash government. I say it can't do anything better than people in a free market. But the government is unequalled in producing one thing: negative unintended more…

Why politicians are like those 'magic' bracelets

by John Stossel -- We human beings sure are gullible. Polls report that 27 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, and 25 percent in astrology. Others believe mediums, fortunetellers, faith healers and more…

Why do the poor stay poor?

by John Stossel -- Of the 6 billion people on Earth, 2 billion try to survive on a few dollars a day. They don't build businesses, or if they do, they don't more…

Making parks decent again

by John Stossel -- America is filled with parks that are filthy, dangerous and badly maintained. The governments in charge plead: We can't help it. Our budgets have been slashed. We don't more…

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…