Tag Archives: John Stossel

John Stossel’s social darwinism

This country has nothing to fear from the crooked man who fails. We put him in jail. It is the crooked man who succeeds who is a threat to this country.–TR John Stossel’s column “A lie, a myth and a … Continue reading

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Government finances

My HS Physics teacher had a favorite theme: he said he was doing his students a favor by teaching, as he could make much more money working in industry. I don’t remember him as a particularly good teacher, and I … Continue reading

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John Stossel: another non sequitur

Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.–Winston S. Churchill John Stossel chides President Obama for tweaking Obamacare on his own authority; he doesn’t mention that Congress and the courts have, perhaps wisely, done the same. … Continue reading

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Income Inequality

Income inequality is greater in the United States than in any other democracy in the developed world.–Jill Lepore In an article, Richer and Poorer, which appeared in the March 16, 2015 issue of The New Yorker, Jill Lepore discusses income … Continue reading

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History or Propaganda?

In the Tea Party view of the holiday, the first settlers were actually early socialists. They realized the error of their collectivist ways and embraced capitalism, producing a bumper year, upon which they decided that it was only right to celebrate … Continue reading

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