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.
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.
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.
Stossel in the Classroom essay contest winner Raelynn Rhodes on how government regulations impact her dog treat business.
Cato Institute Research Fellow Trevor Burrus on the Raisin Administrative Committee and the government’s control of the raisin industry.
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.
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.
Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Adam Thierer on Uber, Lyft and the ride-sharing industry.
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.
Wyoming farm owner Andrew Johnson on fighting the EPA over a pond he built on his property.
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.
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.
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.
11-year-old Chloe Stirling and her mother Heather Stirling on why the government shut down the young entrepreneur’s cupcake business.
Institute for Justice senior attorney Jeff Rowes argues the U.S. government is imposing too many unnecessary regulations.
John Stossel debatea Alan Colmes on the FDA’s ban of DNA testing kits. More on how reputation is better than regulation this Thursday at 9pm ET on Fox Business.
The Kronies are in action… Mandating, Tarrify-ing, Inflating, and Boondoggling their way to profits powered by their special konnection to the G-Force. Watch Big-G and his team stomp out competition!
Former NFL player turned IHOP owner Tyoka Jackson on government versus private sector jobs.
Should people need government permission to work? Do unregulated businesses cause chaos? Should taxicabs be approved by government and their owners required to purchase medallions? This segment looks at both sides of the taxi regulation issue.
What good do entrepreneurs do? Is it creating jobs? Is it the charity they do with the money they’ve made? Do successful entrepreneurs have an obligation to give back? This segment attempts to answer those very questions.
Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro on the benefits of skilled immigrants on the U.S. economy.
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey argues that business has lifted billions out of poverty.
Angela Logomasini of the Competitive Enterprise Institute argues plastic foam is cleaner, cheaper and more efficient than paper.
Independent Institute Research Fellow Art Carden on the economics behind price gouging.
Why has life changed so much over the past few centuries, after remaining relatively the same for hundreds of thousands of years? Why does it seem that changes occur faster now than in the past? How have our lives been affected by innovation? What does the future hold? This segment looks at the reasons for and results of collaboration and innovation.
Author Steven Greenhouse and Hannah Jackman of the National Journalism Center debate the use of interns.
Why is America so prosperous? Is it our natural resources? Or is it something more? Perhaps it’s because America is a good place for entrepreneurs. This segment looks at entrepreneurship in America.
Cliff Asness of AQR Capital Management compares income inequality to income mobility.
Radio host Lisa Kennedy and TV critic Glenn Garvin break down why musicians enjoy bashing the free market.
Radio host Michael Medved argues those in Tinsel Town are hypocritical when bashing the business world.
Economist David Henderson argues that we should buy the cheapest goods available to free up capital for further spending.
Should interns get paid? Should minimum wage laws apply? Shouldn’t the education and training an intern gets be considered? Are there any unintended consequences of mandating that interns be paid? This segment looks at internships in America.
Gibbs Sports Amphibians’ Debbi Gibbs discusses why U.S. regulations are keeping her product off America’s roads.
Veterinarian Ron Hines discusses why he is no longer allowed to dispense medical advice over the internet.
Flow CEO Michael Strong and Tiossan CEO Maggate Wade on the impact government regulation has had on business growth.
The Zen Marketing Group CEO Shama Kabani discusses how her family’s work ethic drove her to start a business.
Stossel correspondent Kennedy and John Tillman of the Illinois Policy Institute discuss recent union actions and whether they have too much power.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on the success of the self-edited encyclopedia.
Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno discusses how the territory revived its economy.
Postal Service board of governors member Mickey Barnett explains why the Post Office is losing billions of dollars.
FBN’s Sandra Smith breaks down the pros and cons of vocations school and whether more kids should avoid college.
Members of the “Job Creators Alliance” on the growing impact of government regulation.
Redevelopment consultant Dan Biederman and Shirley Kressel of the Alliance of Boston Neighborhoods debate whether private funding is the way to save America’s parks.
BB&T Bank Chairman John Allison explains why he was opposed to receiving a government bailout.
Forbes Media Chairman Steve Forbes argues we should impose a 17% flat tax to create a prosperous economy.