Equality vs. liberty

by John Stossel -- President Barack Obama says income inequality is "dangerous ... the defining challenge of our time." The pope is upset that capitalism causes inequality. Progressives, facing the failures of more…

Free our kids' education from big government

by John Stossel -- My TV producers asked our Facebook audience to vote for a topic they'd most like to hear discussed on my year-end show. The overwhelming winner, for some reason: more…

Government wants to know who rides in your car

by John Stossel -- If you saw a fat man in a sleigh distributing presents this week, he was in violation of several government regulations. The Federal Aviation Administration has complaints about more…

How'd liberty do in 2013?

by John Stossel -- This wasn't a great year for liberty. A few disasters government caused: Obamacare. It was supposed to "bend the cost curve" downward. The central planners had lots of more…

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…