Stossel in the Classroom – 2020 Edition

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This FREE 115-minute DVD, includes 13 segments from John Stossel, chosen and edited specifically for the classroom, plus 5 bonus segments provided by our friends at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), the Federalist Society, and Izzit.org

We also provide you with a FREE Teacher Guide with suggested lesson plans, discussion topics, worksheets, and activities!

1. GREEN NEW DEAL: FACT VERSUS FICTION
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal proposes to save the planet.
2. INEQUALITY MYTHS
Politicians and reporters often rail about "the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer." John Stossel explains it's not true.
3. SUGAR'S SWEETHEART DEAL
The U.S. sugar program is "Stalin-style price controls," Ross Marchand of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance tells John Stossel.
4. WAR ON ELECTRIC SCOOTERS
Could electric scooters be the next revolution in urban travel? Are they safe?
5. SUPER BOWL OF WELFARE
Sports stadiums get billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies.
6. PLASTIC STRAW MYTHS
Have you used a plastic straw lately? Did you feel guilty? Celebrities and activists hope so! They want us all to stop sucking.
7. IN DEFENSE OF CAPITALISM
Progressives attack capitalism because it lets some become very rich while others stay poor. Some call such a system "immoral."
8. THE RISE OF CITIZEN JOURNALISTS
John Stossel says citizen journalists cover things the mainstream media miss.
9. MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
What makes money trustworthy?
10. VENEZUELA IS SOCIALISM
In Florida, reporter Gloria Alverez talked to Venezuelan immigrants, and most of them told her socialism doesn't work.
11. COLLEGE SCAM
Should everyone go to college? If not, who should? And who should pay?
12. LIFE LIBERTY AND PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
This 4th of July, when you watch the fireworks, will you think about the Declaration of Independence?
13. MOW YOUR LAWN OR LOSE YOUR HOUSE
Florida man may lose home because he didn't cut his grass.

BONUS SEGMENTS

1. FEE: WHAT DO ENTREPRENEURS ACTUALLY DO?
Seamus helps Bob understand what entrepreneurs actually do, as they discuss the risks and benefits of entrepreneurship.
2. FEE: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMICS
Economics is the study of human behavior, whenever people make choices.
3. FEDERALIST SOCIETY: BASIC INCOME: PROS AND CONS

 

Oren Cass of MI explains the pros and cons of adopting a universal basic income in this episode of POLICYbrief.
4. IZZIT.ORG: OUTSIDE THE BOX
Eli Steele just wants to register his son Jack for kindergarten. He has no idea the journey this will begin, or the questions it will lead to.
5. IZZIT.ORG: READ ALL ABOUT IT
Once upon a time, it was forbidden to criticize the king.

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