Friday, April 13, 2012
John Stossel: Why government fails -- but individuals succeed
by David Harsanyi
"The worst superstition -- the most socially destructive of all -- is the intuitively appealing belief that when there is a problem, government action is the best way to solve it."
So says John Stossel, libertarian host of Fox Business Network's Stossel, in his new book, No They Can't: Why Government Fails -- But Individuals Succeed.
A broadside against central planners and lazy thinking, No They Can't takes on public education, regulation, cronyism and green energy, among an array of other issues undermining American prosperity and economic freedom.
One of the nation's most recognized advocates of free-markets and individualism, Stossel argues that we have to become reality-based skeptics and embrace facts rather than feel-good rhetoric and politically popular policies that simply don't work.
Stossel talked with Human Events' David Harsanyi about the struggle between intuition and reality, why free enterprise always works better, what drives left-wing media bias and why he quit his long-time home at ABC News to join Fox News.
Part one: Click here to view.
Part two: Click here to view.
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Posted by Brett at 11:16 AM