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SpaceX Does What Government Won’t
SpaceX Does What Government Won’t

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONOn August 2nd, two American astronauts return to Earth. Their launch was the first from the US in 10 years. It wasn’t NASA that sent them into space. It was Elon Musk‘s SpaceX that did it. Private enterprise makes good things possible.Download...

Let People Work
Let People Work

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONGovernment rules often ban people with years-old misdemeanors from working.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account, register...

China’s Tech Totalitarianism
China’s Tech Totalitarianism

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONIf China does have coronavirus under control, the dictators will claim their "social credit score” system helped.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If...

My Brother’s Life-Saving Discovery
My Brother’s Life-Saving Discovery

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONCumbersome FDA regulations delay new drugs. It generally takes at least 10 YEARS to bring a new drug to market. The pandemic got regulators to say they'll speed things up -- but their process still holds up promising treatments.Download Video (.mp4...

Coronavirus Overreach
Coronavirus Overreach

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONGovernments pass ever more restrictive rules in the name of saving us. How many of these rules are helpful?Download Video (.mp4 FILE)This video is included in our Online Quizzes section. To download this video, please login. If you don't have an...

Everyone’s A Criminal
Everyone’s A Criminal

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONHave you broken a law today?Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!This video is included in our Online Quizzes section. Enjoy this video? You can access many more resources...

Bankrupting America
Bankrupting America

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONAmerica's politicians passed more than $2 trillion in spending to keep the economy afloat during the virus pandemic.Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!This video is...

These Students Know More Than Politicians
These Students Know More Than Politicians

VIDEO DESCRIPTION“Gouging” becomes an issue every hurricane season. After big storms, some people raise prices. Then politicians and the media freak out. Both demand tougher laws against “gouging.”Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you...

The Red Tape Pandemic
The Red Tape Pandemic

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONRegulations have delayed test kits, “telehealth", and hospital innovation, making the coronavirus pandemic worse. They set America back months in responding.Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account,...

Life is Getting Better
Life is Getting Better

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONJohn explains how we're healthier, richer, and safer than ever before.Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!This video is included in our Online Quizzes section. Enjoy this...

Solving Student Debt
Solving Student Debt

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONA new idea called "income share agreements" could help solve the student debt crisis.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account,...

Lessons from Africa
Lessons from Africa

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhy is Africa poor? Magatte Wade has some answers.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!Enjoy this...

Are We Doomed?
Are We Doomed?

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWe're told that when it comes to climate change, the debate is over. But is it? Should it be? Has the case been closed, or could we use some healthy debate?Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide...

Save Lives, Sell Organs
Save Lives, Sell Organs

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONAllowing organ sales would save lives, but critics say it would hurt the poor.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account, register...

Minimum Wage Hurts Beginners
Minimum Wage Hurts Beginners

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONHow Seattle’s $15 minimum wage killed entry-level jobs.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!This...

Mow Your Lawn or Lose Your House!
Mow Your Lawn or Lose Your House!

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONFlorida man may lose home because he didn’t cut his grass.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!This...

In Defense Of Capitalism
In Defense Of Capitalism

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONProgressives attack capitalism because it lets some become very rich while others stay poor. But Yaron Brook, chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute says the opposite is true.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the...

Basic Income: Pros and Cons
Basic Income: Pros and Cons

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONOren Cass explains the pros and cons of adopting a universal basic income in this episode of The Federalist Society's POLICYbrief.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it,...

Money, Money, Money
Money, Money, Money

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhat makes money trustworthy?Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!This video is included in our...

The Rise of Citizen Journalists
The Rise of Citizen Journalists

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONJohn Stossel says citizen journalists cover things the mainstream media miss.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account, register...

Inequality Myths
Inequality Myths

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONPoliticians and reporters often rail about "the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer." John Stossel explains it's not true. Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with...

Green New Deal: Fact Versus Fiction
Green New Deal: Fact Versus Fiction

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal proposes to save the planet.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account, register...

The Fundamentals of Economics
The Fundamentals of Economics

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONEconomics is the study of human behavior. Kevin Lieber (VSauce2) and his friends Fiona & Professor Fergberg outline some of the fundamentals.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes...

Enough Crony Capitalism
Enough Crony Capitalism

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONEstablished businesses, like Facebook, use government to limit competition.Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free! Enjoy this video? You can access many more resources like...

Venezuela IS Socialism
Venezuela IS Socialism

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONIn Florida, reporter Gloria Alverez talked to Venezuelan immigrants, and most of them told her socialism doesn’t work. Stossel warns that if we don’t realize that socialism is to blame for Venezuela’s destruction, “other tragedies like Venezuela will...

Paris Climate Agreement
Paris Climate Agreement

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONIs Donald Trump right to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement?Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for...

Tax Myths
Tax Myths

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, "people are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes." John Stossel interviews Phil Magness, of the American Institute for Economic Research, who says that progressives miss an important fact.Download...

What Do Entrepreneurs Actually Do?
What Do Entrepreneurs Actually Do?

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONDiscuss the risks and benefits of entrepreneurship with this episode of Common Sense Soapbox.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an...

Sugar’s Sweetheart Deal
Sugar’s Sweetheart Deal

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONThe U.S. sugar program is “Stalin-style price controls," Ross Marchand of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance tells John Stossel.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it,...

Read All About It!
Read All About It!

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONMost people think the concepts of free speech and freedom of the press started in America. But another country actually codified freedom of the press in its constitution before the U.S. did. Find out which country, and explore why this matters more...

Super Bowl of Welfare
Super Bowl of Welfare

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONSports stadiums get billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for...

Government Shutdown Shows Private is Better
Government Shutdown Shows Private is Better

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONThe government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media say it's a "crisis." Is it?Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free! Enjoy this video? You can access many...

Media Hype Questionable Gun Control Study
Media Hype Questionable Gun Control Study

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONDozens of news outlets report that America has the most mass shooters in the world. But is this actually a myth?Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!This video is included...

Google and Facebook Cross “The Creepy Line”
Google and Facebook Cross “The Creepy Line”

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONGoogle and Facebook Cross "The Creepy Line." Creepy or helpful?Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!This video is included in our Online Quizzes section. Enjoy this video?...

Enemies of Capitalism: Capitalists
Enemies of Capitalism: Capitalists

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONAmazon often tries to get favors from government.Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!This video is included in our Online Quizzes section. Enjoy this video? You can access...

Mental Health Crisis
Mental Health Crisis

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONDo government health officials focus on the wrong things?Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!This video is included in our Online Quizzes section. Enjoy this video? You...

Outside the Box
Outside the Box

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhen Eli is required to reduce his son Jack to a single check-mark in front of a race box, it doesn’t sit well with him.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please...

War on Electric Scooters
War on Electric Scooters

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONYou may have seen electric scooters in your city. John Stossel wonders if this is the next revolution in urban travel. But what about safety?Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes...

How Big is the U.S. Debt?
How Big is the U.S. Debt?

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONMany people have debt, and the U.S. government is no different. But people in debt frequently worry about paying it off and hope to live debt-free.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)

Health Coach Threatened with Jail for Dietary Advice
Health Coach Threatened with Jail for Dietary Advice

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONShould there be limits on what advice people can give others? Should people need licenses or permits-- government permission—to give advice?Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along...

Junk Science Locks Up Innocent People
Junk Science Locks Up Innocent People

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWe learn from CSI, Law & Order, and NCIS that forensic science is infallible, leading to the conviction of people who might otherwise have gotten away with their crimes. But DNA testing has shown that bite marks, fingerprints, and carpet fiber and...

Toys Were Us – Now Let’s Build Something Better!
Toys Were Us – Now Let’s Build Something Better!

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONIt is sad when a business we have grown up with closes. Often, that closing is a result of creative destruction. But is that good, bad, or just the natural course in an ever-developing world? This video looks at some of the changes brought about by...

Lab-Grown Meat is Coming to Your Supermarket
Lab-Grown Meat is Coming to Your Supermarket

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWould you eat food grown in a lab? What if there were a way to oppose the killing of animals and still eat meat? If it doesn’t come from an animal, is it still meat? This video discusses the development of meat grown in labs and how it can disrupt the...

Free-Market Social Security
Free-Market Social Security

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONToday is the 83rd anniversary of Social Security, and this year it went into the red. In the long run, it has a $32 trillion-dollar shortfall.Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account, register now...

The End of Tipping
The End of Tipping

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONCelebrities, union activists, and politicians demand that the government raise the minimum wage for restaurant workers. Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!This video is...

Plastic Straw Myths
Plastic Straw Myths

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONHave you used a plastic straw lately? Did you feel guilty? Celebrities and activists hope so! They want us all to stop sucking.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it,...

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhen you watch the fireworks on the 4th of July, do you think about the Declaration of Independence?Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't...

Stossel Confronts Politicians
Stossel Confronts Politicians

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONJohn Stossel confronts politicians about corruption allegations.Download Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!This video is included in our Online Quizzes section. Enjoy this video?...