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Reason Foundation’s Economic Research Director Anthony Randazzo argues the U.S. government is deceiving people about the American Dream.
Stossel Producer Rikki Ratliff goes to Utah to try out an Airbnb rental that is breaking the rules.
What conditions encourage innovation? What discourages innovation? Do governments help, or do they increase the time and cost of developing new products? Should businesses really have to protect themselves by lobbying, or should the government just leave entrepreneurs alone to develop products and services? This segment looks at technological innovation and government rules.
What does it mean to “delay gratification”? What does a child’s ability or willingness to delay gratification indicate? Is this something that can be taught? Should it be? This segment looks at one role parents can play in fostering successful traits in their children.
What is spontaneous order? How is it that without government direction, food is available in stores, cars are manufactured, information is available on the Internet, and people can get medical care? And what happens when government gets involved? This segment looks at the economics of spontaneous order.
Who should help victims of natural disasters? Should citizens voluntarily help? Should government? Who is better at it? This segment looks at the role government and charity-based organizations play in providing disaster relief.
Freedom Orthopedic & Rehab owner Dr. Tom Joseph on his flat-fee health care practice and the ways health clinics are lowering medical costs by not taking insurance.
Do you always do what you’re told? Should you? Does doing what you’re told absolve you of responsibility for the consequences of your actions? This segment looks at the Milgram experiment on obedience to authority and our willingness to follow orders.
What is the Fed? Okay, it’s the Federal Reserve. But what is that? What does it do? What is its role? How does the Fed affect us and our money? This segment looks at the origins and impact of the Federal Reserve.
Do you make rational decisions? Would you hire the best applicant for a job? Would you rate your teacher or professor fairly? This segment looks at recognizing bias in ourselves.
What if you want to create a product or service but don’t have the money? What can you do? You can borrow from a bank perhaps. Or you can crowdfund. What is crowdfunding? How does it work? Does it do any good? This segment looks at the benefits of crowdfunding.
Center for Urban Renewal and Education’s Star Parker analyzes whether minorities have equal access to the American Dream.
MoneySavingMom.com founder Crystal Paine explains why she chose to live a cash-only lifestyle.
Cato Institute Research Fellow Trevor Burrus on the Raisin Administrative Committee and the government’s control of the raisin industry.
Stossel in the Classroom essay contest winner Raelynn Rhodes on how government regulations impact her dog treat business.
‘The Moral Arc’ author Michael Shermer argues today is the safest time to live.
FBN’s John Stossel demonstrates which products were replaced by a single smartphone.
The King’s College Economic Professor Brian Brenberg discusses students’ views on free market capitalism.
The Daily Beast contributor Michael Moynihan on communism in fashion and why wearing communist heroes on clothing is trending among Americans.
Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff on the government’s financial bailout of the big banks, ‘the parasite economy’ and the housing bubble.
Oyster Farmer Greg Garrett and Shelly Goodman on the government’s intrusion into their business ventures.
‘The Knockoff Economy’ co-author Chris Sprigman explains how counterfeit items impact the fashion industry and consumers.
Owner of Swanton Berry Farm Jim Cochran on honesty and running a roadside stand that is based on an honor system with no cashiers involved.
Baylor College of Medicine Neuroscientist David Eagleman discusses the Milgram experiment and the willingness of people to blindly trust authority.
Pacific Legal Foundation Attorney Jonathan Wood and his client, Bruce Hughes, on their victory in the Utah prairie dog case against the federal government.
Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Adam Thierer on Uber, Lyft and the ride-sharing industry.
Former Bush Regulatory Affairs Director Susan Dudley discusses the growing number of government regulations in America.
FBN’s John Stossel’s take on the Constitution and today’s government.
‘Poverty, Inc.’ Director Michael Matheson Miller on his documentary film, poverty in Haiti and how foreign aid can do more harm than good in certain situations.
Web Exclusive: Congressman Paul Ryan says government can’t fix poverty by redistributing income. More from “Spread the Wealth” Thursday at 9pm ET on FOX Business.
Are there any limits on the government’s ability to protect its citizens? Should there be? What is the proper balance between our country’s security and our own privacy? This segment looks at the controversy surrounding the NSA.
Center for Immigration Studies’ Steve Camarota and Cato immigration policy analyst Alex Nowrashteh debate whether immigrants are helping or hurting America’s economy.
Should people be allowed to compete against existing cab companies? Should passengers get to choose who drives them? What about the safety of passengers? Should the government protect people by regulating cab and other car services? What other reasons would the government have to regulate cab and car services? This segment looks at the current controversy over regulation of innovative car services.
FBN’s John Stossel lays out the history of U.S. wars since the 9/11 attacks.
Wyoming farm owner Andrew Johnson on fighting the EPA over a pond he built on his property.
What is the best way to protect endangered species? How can we ensure the survival of species and ensure that people’s property rights are not taken away? Should the government attempt to regulate land when the endangered species doesn’t even live on that land? What’s the solution? This segment looks at one government attempt to save an endangered frog.
Evesham, NJ Police Chief Chris Chew and Sergeant Erin Gorman on police cameras and the benefits they provide to both police and citizens.
Should businesses need permission from other businesses to compete? Should the government help established businesses keep out competition? Is uncontrolled competition too chaotic and disruptive? Do we need the government to control competition? This segment looks at moving companies and the urge to regulate them.
What’s the best way to choose a product or service? Has the availability of feedback on the Internet diminished or eliminated government’s role in regulating business? Do markets regulate businesses better than government regulation does? This segment looks at consumer protection through reputation and regulation.
Why are there so many rules for us to follow? Why do governments seem to churn out more rules every day? When are there enough rules? Do more laws mean less freedom? This segment looks at some regulations and how they impact people.
Do women make less than men? Do employers discriminate against women by paying them less? This lesson focuses on the controversy surrounding the wage gap between men and women.
Radley Balko, “Rise of the Warrior Cop” author, explains how SWAT teams are greatly overused. More from the “Policing America” special this Saturday at 10pm on Fox News.
ReasonTV Contributor Remy Munasifi on using music and humor to cover politics.
George Mason University economist Don Boudreaux weighs in on the U.S. Export-Import Bank and the U.S. economy.
Stossel and guests debate whether or not the hype about GMOs, fat and school lunches is really necessary
11-year-old Chloe Stirling and her mother Heather Stirling on why the government shut down the young entrepreneur’s cupcake business.
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! All right? Maybe or maybe not, says scholar Daniel K. Benjamin. Making a new tissue out of a used one wastes resources, hardly a benefit the environment. Melting and casting aluminum cans, though, saves resources and benefits the environment. Just ask the aluminum company: they know that saving scraps pays for itself. So why does it take a lesson from your third-grade teacher to get you to recycle household waste?