John Stossel

Posted March 31, 2015

When the last housing bubble burst, politicians blamed "greedy banks." They said mortgage companies lent money recklessly, making loans to people with dubious credit, for down payments as low as 3 percent.

Posted March 25, 2015

No matter what you do, modern liberals will tell you you're wrong. For decades, liberals complained that American society is segregated because rich, white people don't want to live in ethnically mixed neighborhoods. Sometimes, liberals had a point.

Posted March 18, 2015

Rahm Emanuel, current mayor of my old hometown, Chicago, is not a gentle soul. But he's smarter than his big-spending predecessor, Richard M. Daley, and the union pawn, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who becomes the new mayor if he beats Emanuel in a run-off election April 7.

Posted March 11, 2015

Donald Trump's kids and Paris Hilton's siblings were born rich. That gave them a big advantage in life. Unfair!

Posted March 04, 2015

A new documentary calls colleges like Harvard and Notre Dame "The Hunting Ground," where rapists prey on women. A bipartisan group of senators demand new rules to "curb campus sexual assaults."

Posted February 25, 2015

Lots of people sure hate the Koch brothers.

Posted February 18, 2015

For years, people assumed encyclopedias had to be created by professionals. Then Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales attempted to create an encyclopedia without central planners.

Posted February 11, 2015

Most of life happens without a central planner. Yet people think we need one.

Posted February 04, 2015

Politicians and lawyers pretend that they are important people doing important work. But often they're important because they are parasites. They feed off others, while creating no wealth of their own.

Posted January 28, 2015

For most of history, people suffered in miserable poverty.

Posted January 20, 2015

President Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I've done is great! America is in a much better position. We've created a manufacturing sector that's adding jobs. More oil is produced at home. I cut deficits in half!

Posted January 14, 2015

It's easy to "fire" a business that rips you off. Just go to a different one. It's a lot easier to patronize another business than to get government to fix the problem.

Posted January 07, 2015

Trust -- society depends on it.

Posted December 31, 2014

No wonder Cuba wallows in poverty.

Posted December 24, 2014

This Christmas Eve, if you see a fat man in a sleigh distributing presents, tell him he is in violation of several government regulations.

Posted December 17, 2014

It's the season for giving.

Posted December 10, 2014

People argue about whether the "consensus" of scientists is that we face disaster because of global warming. Instead of debating whether man's greenhouse gasses will raise temperatures, we should argue about how we gauge disasters.

Posted December 03, 2014

Want to bet on tomorrow's NFL game between Chicago and Dallas? I do.

Posted November 26, 2014

This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights.

Posted November 19, 2014

Control freaks want to run your life. They call themselves "public servants."