Thankful for property

by John Stossel -- Had today's politicians and opinion-makers been in power four centuries ago, Americans might celebrate "Starvation Day" this week, not Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims started out with communal property rules. more…

War on the little guy

by John Stossel -- Marty the magician performed magic tricks for kids, including the traditional rabbit-out-of-a-hat. Then one day: "I was signing autographs and taking pictures with children and their parents," he more…

A new libertarian era?

by John Stossel -- I didn't know what a libertarian was when I started reporting. I was just another liberal. I knew the Republicans were icky, and Democrats were more like me more…

Privatize everything

by John Stossel -- The market is fine for some things, people will say, but other activities are too important to be left to the market. Or too complicated. Or too fundamental more…

End the Fed

by John Stossel -- I've always avoided reporting on the Federal Reserve. I know it's more important than much of the stuff I cover, but it's so boring. How can I succeed more…

Limit government or America is doomed

by John Stossel -- What would you think of a person who earned $24,000 a year but spent $35,000? Suppose on top of that, he was already $170,000 in debt. You'd tell more…

The politics of false victimhood

by John Stossel -- These days, being seen as a victim can be useful. You immediately claim the moral high ground. Some people want to help you. Lawyers and politicians brag that more…

Shutdown theater: Ready, set, panic!

by John Stossel -- Government wants you to play a role in the "shutdown" of the federal government. Your role is to panic. Republicans and Democrats both assume that shutting some government more…

Escaping government schools

by John Stossel -- People say public schools are "one of the best parts of America." I believed that. Then I started reporting on them. Now I know that public school – more…

The government's fear of innovation

by John Stossel -- Invent something and the first thing that goes through some people's minds – especially politicians' minds – is what might go wrong. 3D printers now allow you to more…