For millions of Americans, the instinct whenever a problem arises is to look to government for a solution.
However, John Stossel of the Fox Business Network says history shows that government almost always makes things worse. In his new book, "No, They Can't", Stossel explains why government stifles individual responsibility and the incentive to work hard.
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"The pilgrims their first two years in the U.S. nearly starved because they believed in 'communal farming' ... and only when Gov. Bradford gave each colonist a parcel of land so they could selfishly grow more for themselves and then trade with others, did supplies go up enough that they could invite the Indians over for Thanksgiving dinner," Stossel told WND.
He also sets the record straight on the battle over "fairness" and explains why letting big and small businesses fail is ultimately a good thing for the economy.