John Stossel is host of "Stossel" on the Fox Business Network. He's the author of "Give Me a Break" and of "Myth, Lies, and Downright Stupidity." To find out more about John Stossel, visit his site at >
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  • Who is Paul Ryan?

    Before he was nationally known, Rep. Ryan visited me at ABC, and we went to lunch. He was terrific. He was a rare politician, one who actually cared about America’s coming debt crisis.

  • There ought not to be a law

    It is unfortunate that the United States, founded partly on libertarian principles, cannot admit that government has gotten too big.

  • Myths we live by

    Myths we live by

    The Olympics have gone smoothly despite — gasp! — America’s team wearing clothing made in China at the opening ceremony.

  • America, the law-crazed

    America, the law-crazed

    I’m not saying that America is like Stalin’s Russia, but consider the federal laws we have. The rules that bind us now total more than 160,000 pages.

  • First jobs

    Unpaid internships are great. They are win-win. They let young people experiment with careers, and figure out what they’d like and what they’re good at.

  • Budget insanity

    Last year, Congress agreed to $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts, unless politicians find other things to cut. They didn’t, of course.

  • The Education Blob

    The Blob claims teachers are underpaid. But today American teachers average more than $50,000 a year. Teachers’ hourly wages exceed what most architects, accountants and nurses make.

  • In praise of discrimination

    I fear that even if the Supreme Court overrules most of Obamacare, Republicans will join Democrats in restoring “good” parts of the law.

  • Regulating political speech

    It’s presidential season, so again pundits are indignant that money is spent on politics.

  • Should government be involved in health care?

    Under government health care, bureaucrats will decide how long we wait for our knee operation or cataract surgery, or if we get lifesaving treatment at all.

  • Uncertainty paralysis

    On top of existing mountains of red tape, the Obama administration has piled on more, with more to come.

  • Improving life for workers

    It seems intuitive that a free market would lead to a “race to the bottom.”

  • Keeping business honest

    It took me too long to understand that business’s desire for profit is a good thing.

  • Making life fair

    A free market will create big differences in wealth. That wealth disparity is simply a byproduct of freedom — vastly diverse individuals competing to serve consumers will arrive at vastly diverse outcomes.

  • Creating a risk-free world

    When government gets in the business of deciding which risks are acceptable and which aren’t, nasty things happen.

  • Keeping nature exactly as is… forever

    Civilization doesn’t work when central planners treat each tree as if its value is infinite.

  • The Assault on Food

    For every study that says X is bad for you, another study disagrees. How is a layman to decide?

  • The economy needs no conductor

    We spend too much time waiting for orders — and money — from Washington.

  • Can government do anything well?

    No one can be trusted to manage the economy…

  • Let’s give the Fed some competition

    The Federal Reserve prints so much money that since it opened its doors in 1914, the dollar has lost more than 90 percent of its value.