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  • July 10, 2014

    "Breaking... News" (9PM ET on FBN)

    MEDIA BIAS: When I began my career as a consumer reporter, I had an obvious agenda: Businesses cheat consumers! Government must regulate them! Here I am when I still ...

  • July 04, 2014

    The Good NEW Days (Sunday at 10PM ET on FNC)

    DOOM AND GLOOM MEDIA: The media tell you about problems-like poverty, climate change, and an energy "crisis." But "

  • June 26, 2014

    Crapitalism (Sunday at 10PM ET on FNC)

    Might this year be the beginning of the end of crony capitalism, or as I call it: crapitalism? That's the cozy alliance between big-government spenders and politically-connected ...

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Stossel's Syndicated Column

  • July 09, 2014

    Important Slow News for 07/09/2014

    Wars, plane crashes, mass murder — it's easy to report news that happens suddenly. Reporters do a good job covering that. But we do a ...

  • July 02, 2014

    "Crapitalism!" for 07/02/2014

    There's capitalism, and then there's "crapitalism" — crony capitalism. Capitalism is great because it lets entrepreneurs raise ...

  • June 25, 2014

    Omission Control for 06/25/2014

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

This Week's Show -- July 3, 2014

DOOM AND GLOOM MEDIA: The media tell you about problems-like poverty, climate change, an energy "crisis." But "The Rational Optimist" Author Matt Ridley says "actually, things have been getting better, much better."

 

LIFE GETS BETTER: Author Robert Bryce says most everything today is "Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper."

 

FREE MARKETS: Vox.com writer Zack Beauchamp understands things are better. He says, "markets are a big part of the story... because they spark innovation." But he's also a lefty who believes is plenty of government regulation. I'll push him on that...

 

FRACKING FEARS: Is fracking dangerous? People tell us it is. My state has banned it. But FrackNation creator Ann Mcelhinney says fracking is "a marvelous thing" and "we need more of it, not less."

 

MEDICAL MARVELS: Today is one of the most exciting times in history for technology and medicine. Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell explains that doctors now can provide things for patients, like 3D Printer produced organs, that we never imagined were possible.

 

HOW FAR WE'VE COME: Chris Cheng is a gay and Asian male-a twofer in terms of historic discrimination. But now he works with the NRA and makes speeches about guns. That almost certainly would not have happened in the "good old days."

 

MY TAKE: Politicians will destroy our future if they continue to ban innovation with regulation. But despite our irresponsible politicians, life has gotten better. Google will inform us about most anything within seconds. Facebook, Instagram, Skype, and email allow us to share all kinds of things. And all of it's free. If innovators can just keep creating new things faster than politicians and regulators can kill them, our future will indeed be the good NEW days.

 

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