Everyone prospers with free trade

by John Stossel -- Trade is win-win. Two people trade only because each values what he gets more than what he gives up. That's why in a store both customer and clerk more…

Myths about capitalism

by John Stossel -- I won 19 Emmy Awards by reporting a myth: that business constantly rips us off – that capitalism is mostly cruel and unfair. I know that's a myth more…

Lower and simplify taxes!

by John Stossel -- It's that joyous time of year: income-tax time. So I spend time with my accountant. I don't want to see him, but I must. I could not do more…

What am I?

by John Stossel -- I used to be a Kennedy-style "liberal." Then I wised up. Now I'm a libertarian. But what does that mean? When I asked people on the street, half more…

What we know that isn't so

by John Stossel -- Much government interference with our peaceful pursuits is based on junk science and junk economics. Politicians know a lot of stuff that isn't so. So do reporters. Let more…

Bankrupting our posterity

by John Stossel -- Bernie Madoff took money from people who thought he'd invested it, gave some to others who thought it was a partial return on their earlier investments and kept more…

How politicians kill U.S. cities

by John Stossel -- I like my hometown, but I must admit that New York has problems: high taxes, noise, traffic. Forbes magazine just ranked my city the 16th most miserable in more…

Competition, not licensing

by John Stossel -- The people of Louisiana must sleep soundly knowing that their state protects them from ... unlicensed florists. That's right. In Louisiana, you can't sell flower arrangements unless you more…

Persuasion, not prohibition

by John Stossel -- "It's a free country." That's a popular saying – and true in many ways. But for a free country, America does ban a lot of things that are more…

We've traded liberty for 'safety'

by John Stossel -- People suffer and die because the government "protects" us. It should protect us less and respect our liberty more. The most basic questions are: Who owns you, and more…