Celebrity hypocrites

by John Stossel -- I'm annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich. Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants "a socialist, egalitarian system based on more…

Who shouldn't give to charities

by John Stossel -- 'Tis the season for giving. But when you give, do you know your money will help someone? Social workers say, "Don't give to beggars." Those who do give more…

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…