Regardless of our political leanings, we should be wary of big government in all its forms.
Author Archive | John Stossel
In a market, everybody wins. With government planners, it’s always “My way or the highway.”
Recently, President Barack Obama was mocked for saying: “The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed than it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been.” Although these comments received criticism, he was absolutely right.
We already have a time-tested policy for deciding, without government interference, where resources should go. It’s called the free market.
Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s story sounds familiar to me: A major network got tired of her reports criticizing government. She no longer works there.
When markets are free, poor people can move out of their income group. Income mobility, matters more than income inequality.
Rising generations will have more food options than ever before. They face less risk of starvation or disease than any humans who have ever lived. Let’s give them science instead of scare stories.
It’s fortunate entrepreneurs keep making things faster than worried, control-freak government can smother them.
Be very suspicious if government says it’s bringing the perfect gift to the wedding.
It’s fine if the NBA — or any private group — wants to censor speech on its own property. But it’s important that government not have the power to silence us.
Government mostly hinders us, and then brags that it is waiting to take charge when we fail.
You can decide whether to use Facebook or let private sites install cookies to track your info. Johansson didn’t give that hacker permission to steal her photos. And I didn’t give the NSA — not to mention the IRS, FBI, etc. — permission to access my information.