Author Archive | John Stossel

Important Slow News

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.

Omission Control

Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s story sounds familiar to me: A major network got tired of her reports criticizing government. She no longer works there.

GMO’s: Eat Without Fear

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.

Good News

It’s fortunate entrepreneurs keep making things faster than worried, control-freak government can smother them.

Offensive Speech

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.

Privacy, Please

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.