John Stossel

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."

Posted November 11, 2014

When the Berlin Wall came down 25 years ago this week, people in the Soviet Bloc gained something even more valuable than a right to vote: a free market.

Posted November 05, 2014

I watch election results to gauge whether America has become freer or more tyrannical. It's hard to know whether Tuesday's results will make much difference. Often, individual liberty erodes in ways that neither major political party much cares about.

Posted October 29, 2014

I'm told that the public is "angry" at today's politicians. Eighty-two percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing. So will Tuesday's election bring a big shakeup?

Posted October 22, 2014

A group of Washington overlords -- federal prosecutors -- sometimes break rules and wreck people's lives.

Posted October 15, 2014

Does the Constitution still matter? When it was written, Ben Franklin said the Founders gave us a republic, "if you can keep it." Few people thought the republic would last another 227 years, but it has. The Constitution's limits on government power helped create the most free and prosperous country on earth.

Posted October 08, 2014

On my TV show this week, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) says that people like Paul Ryan and I "just want to cut the size of government. And trust the private sector to do everything."