Dec 1, 2016 ~ John Stossel, 'Thanksgiving Tragedy' - Pilgrims started with socialism and many starved - 'tragedy of the commons'. No one had incentive to work. They thrived after embracing private property - Bureau of Indian Affairs keeps Indians in poverty today because of the same problem
Dec 17, 2016 ~ John Stossel, 'A Strong Leader'. Stossel naively assumed that the collapse of the Soviet Union would make it obvious to everyone that socialism kills prosperity and freedom. If that didn't, then the poverty in Cuba, Cambodia, Tanzania, Somalia, North Korea, etc. would
Dec 31, 2016 ~ John Stossel, 'Close Them Down' - Stossel argues for eliminating the Department of Labor and the Small Business Administration SBA entirely - wasteful cronyism - bloated bureaucracies that do more harm than good
Feb 22, 2017 ~ John Stossel, 'Repeal! No, Wait!' Stossel explains why regulations are so hard to undo no matter how bad - gives several examples of horrible regulations that were impossible or nearly impossible to repeal due to special interests.
Mar 11, 2017 ~ John Stossel, 'Killing Big Bird' - Trump wants to defund the NEA to save $2.5 Billion - people claim it would kill Sesame Street but that has not been public funded for some time - most money goes to people who are good at filling out forms.
Jun 21, 2017 ~ Stossel argues that these billionaires giving away a lot of money would help more people by using the money to do more of what made them billionaires - create jobs and products that have benefited us - much of their given money is wasted
Aug 1, 2017 ~ John Stossel, 'Chomsky's Venezuela Lesson' Left Wing Useless Idiots like Chomsky, Moore, Penn, Stone still won't admit Venezuela is another massive failure of Socialism as it predictably descends into poverty and chaos. Stossel provides a long list of similar nation fates.
Sep 3, 2017 ~ Price Gouging - John Stossel tries to explain yet again why the anti-gouging laws are counter productive in a disaster. If prices are not free to equalize supply and demand, shortages result blocking people who really need something, enabling people who don't need it to stock up.
Sep 28, 2017 ~ John Stossel, 'Disabled by Government' - Universities have made vast amounts of courses available online but are having to take them down because they don't comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and its too expensive to add captions to all. Unintended consequences.
Nov 30, 2017 ~ John Stossel, 'The Evil Rich'. Democrats 'routinely portray rich people as parasites who take from other people.' The rich don't get rich by taking more of your pie. They get rich by baking new pies. They are actually underpaid vs. how much they contribute to our lives.
Apr 1, 2018 ~ Stossel on why exiting the Paris Accord was absolutely the right thing to do - almost no one but the US had to do anything they weren't already going to easily do - AND they're still failing - and it would make no difference anyway.
Apr 20, 2018 ~ John Stossel, 'Hidden Taxes' - John Stossel demonstrates how the government imposes many many taxes that most people don't realize are there - most people paying 50% in taxes or more - taxes never go away even when their original purpose is done.
Apr 23, 2018 ~ John Stossel, 'Selling Hate' - Stossel explains how the Southern Poverty Law Center set itself up as the arbiter of what is a hate group - SPLC is itself a hate group that unfairly labels Christians and Conservatives as hate groups.
Apr 29, 2018 ~ John Stossel, 'Teachers With Guns' - Stossel argues its not as crazy as it sounds - most of the objections to the idea are not even how it would even work. Absent each school hiring full time security, it's the only way to have quick enough response time to an active shooter.
May 15, 2018 ~ John Stossel, 'Hating DeVos' - Taxpayers spend $634 Billion per year on education, tripled over 30 years but test scores stayed flat - DOE spends $193 Billion, DeVos wanted to cut but got $2 Billion increase - Charter schools deliver better results.
Jul 2, 2018 ~ John Stossel, 'Shut Up, They Explain' - The left continues to shout down speeches, block access to speeches, falsely call people like Heather Mac Donald an 'anti-black fascist' and nazi when they are the ones being violent and abusive and prevent freedom of association.
Aug 4, 2018 ~ Stossel explains again why increasing minimum wages in restaurants would do more harm than good - where it was tried hundreds of restaurants closed, hours were cut, etc. - did not lower harassment either
Aug 18, 2018 ~ John Stossel, 'Social Security Fail's - Stossel tries once again to warn about the coming insolvency of Social Security and Medicare - no one is courageous enough to address the problem. Any cuts would be demonized even though unsustainable. Democrats say spend even more.
Aug 25, 2018 ~ John Stossel, 'Social Media Trickery' - examples mount of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google banning or limiting conservative speech - not qualified to police speech and should not try.
Sep 23, 2018 ~ Stossel explains again why 'price gouging' after a hurricane is a good thing - 'Gougers deserve a medal' said Milton Friedman - a guy drove 600 miles with generators after Katrina - was thrown in jail - no one got needed generators.
Oct 16, 2018 ~ Stossel, 'Socialism Destroys'. Gloria Alvarez from Guatemala said 'I watched democratic socialism fail in Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Chile, Nicaragua and Uruguay'. Applauded every time, fails every time. Countries dems say are socialist are not.
Oct 24, 2018 ~ Stossel again sounds the alarm over underfunded state and local pensions - why is no one addressing a foreseeable disaster - '10 years from now, they're gonna have a problem but 10 years from now somebody else is going to be in office'
Nov 17, 2018 ~ Stossel analyzes the problems with 'Single Payer Health Care'. Its unaffordable, requires rationing, lines, inferior care. The longer life expectancy stats of other nations are not due to health care. They save money by freeloading off US innovation but no innovation without US.
Dec 17, 2018 ~ Stossel reviews old book- 'Myth of the Robber Barons' - Shows that capitalists such as Rockefeller and Vanderbilt were neither robbers nor barons- 'They got rich by creating better things'- made average and poor people's lives much better.
Jan 1, 2019 ~ John Stossel, 'Sweden Isn't Socialist' - They tried something similar in the 70s and abandoned it because economy tanked. They now have market econ. high flat-ish tax. Everyone pays a lot. Less regulation, more privatization e.g. pensions.
Feb 27, 2019 ~ Stossel takes on the sugar subsidies again - calls them 'Welfare for the Rich'. Hurt US businesses. a University of Iowa study shows they cost the US 20,000 jobs per year. Hurt consumers with higher prices and less healthy alternatives HFCS.
Mar 27, 2019 ~ Stossel lists many liberals that praised Hugo Chavez in 'The Socialist Fantasy'. They claim Venezuela not a socialism failure. It was 'mismanagement'. 'But mismanagement is what happens under socialist governments... always'. Fall back to Denmark & Sweden which are not socialist.
Apr 24, 2019 ~ Stossel article, 'Green Dreams'. On zero emissions, 'That's a goal you could only imagine possible if you have no idea how energy is produced'. Batteries 'are far from green' 'You have to consume 100 barrels of oil in China to make that battery pack'. Wind is not green either.
May 1, 2019 ~ Stossel article, 'A Lie, a Myth and a Question' debunks typical dem and Bernie talking point that 'the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.' Stossel shows that as the rich get richer, the poor also get richer. Also debunks the myth that there is little or no income mobility
Jun 19, 2019 ~ John Stossel argues Capitalism is the moral system. Capitalism is the only system people are free to trade goods and services and labor voluntarily with each other. 'The only way to get rich under capitalism is to serve your customers well.' System that helps the poor the most.
Jul 24, 2019 ~ Stossel 'Wages War' 'After Seattle raised its minimum wage to $15, entry-level job growth stalled. Job growth continued in the rest of Washington state but not in Seattle.' Businesses once hired 'inexperienced kids and trained them, giving them valuable starter experience'.
Aug 21, 2019 ~ Stossel says so far so good with Trump's promise to deregulate. He has eliminated about 5 regulations for every new one. One of the contributors to the great economy. 'regulations have unintended side effects that often outweigh the good they're intended to do.'
Nov 21, 2019 ~ Pat Michaels on hurricanes, using 'global satellite coverage. We can measure their power. There is no significant increase whatsoever. No relationship between hurricane activity and the surface temperature of the planet!' Stossel, 'He's right. That's what government data shows.'
Nov 27, 2019 ~ John Stossel, 'Thanks Private Property'. Explains how the Pilgrims 'almost starved' trying socialism with no private ownership. In a desperate attempt to try something new, Bradford 'assigned every family a parcel of land' People started to work and invent. Soon they had plenty.
Dec 11, 2019 ~ John Stossel, 'The Forgotten Debt'. Stossel rightly reminds us that the debt is $23 trillion and increasing about $1 trillion a year. This is clearly unsustainable but it is politically impossible for anyone to address it. Even talks of slowing the growth are met with howls.
Mar 11, 2020 ~ John Stossel, 'Government Outlaws Freelance Work' New law requires reclassifying freelance workers as employees. 'people who hire them must now give them benefits like overtime, unemployment'. Vox calls it 'a victory for workers everywhere', then lays off hundreds because of it.
Mar 17, 2020 ~ John Stossel explains why laws against 'Price Gouging' do more harm than good. When prices are allowed to adjust to supply and demand, 'people don't experience long lines and shortages.' Otherwise, 'Only the first customers get what they want.' 'Price "gouging" saves lives.'
May 13, 2020 ~ John Stossel on how the unintended consequences of the Americans with Disabilities Act may have harmed people with disabilities more than it helped them by making employers afraid to hire them. 'Before the ADA passed, 59% of disabled men had jobs.' 48% after, now less than 30%.
Sep 23, 2020 ~ John Stossel 'Bad Policies Fuel Fires' Democrats falsely blame climate change for California fires. Nancy Pelosi, 'Mother Earth is angry!' Gavin Newsom blames climate change as well. The fires are because these forests not being allowed to clear their tinder as they always have.