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…

Government's deceitful pension promises

by John Stossel -- Last weekend, President Obama pandered for votes by trashing Social Security privatization. "I'd have thought that debate would've been put to rest once and for all by the more…

Memo to Alan Greenspan: Keep quiet

by John Stossel -- I'm getting tired of Alan Greenspan. First, the former Federal Reserve chairman blamed an allegedly unregulated free market for the housing and financial debacle. Now he favors repealing more…

Private enterprise always does it better

by John Stossel -- In "Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity," I bet my readers $1,000 that they couldn't name one thing government does better than the private sector. I am yet to more…

'Don't ask, don't tell' should go

by John Stossel -- America is one of many countries that forbid openly gay people from serving in the military. Others are: Cuba, China, Egypt, Greece, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Yemen, Saudi more…

Immigrants – good or bad?

by John Stossel -- I'm confused about immigration. We libertarians believe in free trade. That includes trade in labor, too. New people bring us not just labor, but also good new ideas. more…

Millions of rules stifling freedom

by John Stossel -- Something's happened to America, and it isn't good. It's become easier to get into trouble. We've become a nation of a million rules. Not the kind of bottom-up more…

Parasitic tort lawyers

by John Stossel -- Tort lawyers lie. They say their product-liability suits are good for us. But their lawsuits rarely make our lives better. They make lawyers and a few of their more…