Happy Halloween! It's the spooky season, but are our everyday fears based in reality, or just the product of media hype? John faces those fears in this video. Happy Halloween! Student Contests Every year, we hold an essay contest and a video contest to give your students an opportunity to express themselves and win great prizes. This year, we’re opening up that opportunity even more—and giving away $25,000! 2021-22 Contests 2021-22 Student Contests Both Sides of the Issue What is inflation, and how does economic stimulus impact it? Your students can hear two sides of this debate in the latest entry to our Both Sides of the Issue series. Both Sides of the Issue Video Spotlight When we think of "welfare," we usually think of money going to the poor. But did you know billions of dollars go to the wealthy? John takes a closer look in our latest video. Video Spotlight Newsletter For the latest on Stossel in the Classroom, plus additional resources, check out this month's Ideas in Action newsletter. Latest Newsletter





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Welfare for the Rich

Welfare for the Rich

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWelfare is supposed to be for poor people -- but BILLIONS go to rich people (bailouts, subsidies, taxpayer-funded special grants).AVAILABLE RESOURCESWeb-based Online Quizzesare...

The “Socially Responsible” Scam

The “Socially Responsible” Scam

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONPopular “socially responsible” investment funds advertise: “Make money AND help the world!” But they often do neither. Their funds are usually higher priced marketing...

Middle East Enlightenment

Middle East Enlightenment

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONSurveys show that the Islamic World — long filled with war and religious dogma — is starting to become more tolerant, and a little more secular.AVAILABLE RESOURCESAVAILABLE...

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