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Minimum Wage Hurts Beginners
Minimum Wage Hurts Beginners

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONHow Seattle’s $15 minimum wage killed entry-level jobs.Download Video (.mp4 FILE)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can...

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

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONOren Cass of the Manhattan Institute explains the pros and cons of adopting a universal basic income in this episode of POLICYbrief.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing,...

Money, Money, Money
Money, Money, Money

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhat makes money trustworthy?Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like...

Enough Crony Capitalism
Enough Crony Capitalism

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONEstablished businesses, like Facebook, use government to limit competition.Download Video (.mp4 FILE)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two...

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 is right to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement?Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing,...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and...

Enemies of Capitalism: Capitalists
Enemies of Capitalism: Capitalists

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONAmazon often tries to get favors from government.Download Video (.mp4 FILE)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all...

Mental Health Crisis
Mental Health Crisis

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONDo government health officials focus on the wrong things?Download Video (.mp4 FILE)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like...

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)

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing,...

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)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's...

Stossel Confronts Politicians
Stossel Confronts Politicians

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONJohn Stossel confronts politicians about corruption allegations.Download Video (.mp4 FILE)Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes,...

The College Scam
The College Scam

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONA new book makes The Case AGAINST Education. Who would argue against education? Economics professor Bryan Caplan tells John Stossel that "what we need to do is to go back to a world where college is not so accessible."Download Teacher's GuideDownload...

Little Pink House
Little Pink House

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONSusette Kelo bought a run-down home. She fixed it up and painted it pink. Then the government came and took it.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)

How Free Are You?
How Free Are You?

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONAre you living in the freest country in the world? Not if you live in the United States.Download Teacher's Guide

The Evil Rich?
The Evil Rich?

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONBernie Sanders and others on the left want higher taxes on "millionaires and billionaires." Would that be a good idea?Download Teacher's Guide

The Deadly-isms
The Deadly-isms

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONSocialism, Nazism, progressivism...there are so many "isms" on the political spectrum. This video takes a closer look and suggests a different approach.Download Teacher's Guide

Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONHappy Thanksgiving! But before you eat that turkey, thank private property! Without it, Thanksgiving would be "Starvation Day." Here's why.Download Teacher's Guide

Price Gouging
Price Gouging

VIDEO DESCRIPTION John Stossel discusses price gouging. Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Inequality & Trade
Inequality & Trade

Do the rich get richer and the poor get poorer? Does trade with other countries hurt us? Should we produce everything on our own? This segment looks at income, jobs, and trade.

Private Parks
Private Parks

When we think of parks, we probably think of public parks, government owned, managed, and maintained. But are all public parks managed and maintained by the government? It seems as though some aren’t maintained at all. This segment looks at the role entrepreneurs can play in public parks.

Both Sides OF THE ISSUE

To assist teachers in presenting a balanced lesson on some of the issues that John Stossel addresses, we have paired short videos that present an opposing view. Showing both videos to your students will provide them with opposing viewpoints and help to encourage an open discussion of these issues.

Both Sides: Did Socialism Cause Venezuela’s Crisis?

DON'T BLAME SOCIALISM FOR VENEZUELA'S WOESVENEZUELA IS SOCIALISMEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Debating Capitalism

THREE FLAWS OF CAPITALISMIN DEFENSE OF CAPITALISMEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Robots & Jobs Revisited

Technology is Replacing Jobs. Are you ready?Will Robots Make Human Jobs Obsolete?Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Does Marijuana Legalization Help or Hurt?

The Big Problem with Legalizing MarijuanaLegal Weed So FarEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Privatization: Good or Bad?

The Truth About Privatization$2 Million BathroomEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Minimum Wage: Revisited

Fight for $15Minimum WageEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Should We Have Single-Payer Healthcare?

It's Time for Medicare For AllSingle-Payer?Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: The National Debt: Revisited

Stop Freaking Out About the DebtOne Thing We Should Copy From CanadaEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Lab-Grown Meat

Anthony Bourdain's Big Problem with Artificial MeatLab-Grown Meat is Coming to Your SupermarketEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of...

Both Sides: Electric Scooters: Problem or Solution?

Scooter Leaves Man With Broken Jaw, Permanent hearing DamageWar on Electric ScootersEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: The Impact of Rent Control

We Need Rent Controls NowThe Real Reason Your Rent Is So HighEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: “Buy American, Hire American”?

DONALD TRUMP SIGNS 'BUY AMERICAN, HIRE AMERICAN' EXECUTIVE ORDERForeigners are our FriendsEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all...

Both Sides: What Should We Do About Social Security?

Expand Social SecurityFree-Market Social SecurityEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: The College Crossroads Revisited

Why is investing in education ImportantThe College ScamEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Should We Ban Plastic Straws

Here's How little Plastic Straws are Wrecking Our OceansPlastic Straw MythsEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Should We Tax the Rich More?

Economists Say We Should Tax the Rich at 90%Why the Rich Like High TaxesEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: The Government’s Role in Protection the Environment

Why Most Americans Support the EPACan Big Business Save the Trees (and the Bees)?Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Does Immigration Hurt the Economy?

The High Cost of Illegal ImmigrationImmigration Myths DebunkedEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Unions and “Right to Work”

Why "Right to Work" is Wrong for WorkersSupreme Court Ruling May Crush UnionsEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: A Deeper Look At Soda Taxes

The Soda Wars of Berkeley, CaThe Philly Soda Tax ScamEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Are the Trump Tariffs Good for America?

Big Labor Praises President Trump for Tariff DecisionWill Tariffs Hurt Americans?Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement

The Paris Accord: What is it? And What Does It All Mean?The Paris Climate FruadEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: How is Climate Change Impacting Hurricanes?

How Climate Change Makes Hurricanes WorseHurricanes Not Caused by "Manmade Climate Change"Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all...

Both Sides: The Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act: 40 Years at the Forefront of Wildlife ConservationWar on the Little Guy: Endangered SpeciesEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two...

Both Sides: Digging Deeper on Income Inequality

Wealth Inequality in AmericaIncome Disparity: Should Equality be the Goal?Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Charter Schools – Good or Bad?

Corporations get rich off Children With Charter SchoolsCharter Schools Improve EducationEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's...

Both Sides: More on Income Inequality

Inequality is Real, It's Personal, It's Expensive and it was Created The Working Rich Improve Our LivesEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and...

Both Sides: Is Recycling Necessary?

Does Recycling Actually Help?Green Tyranny: RecyclingEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Robots & Jobs – Should We Be Worried?

Will a Robot Take Your Job?Robots & Driverless CarsEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Is Price Gouging Immoral?

Econominute: Price GougingIs Price Gouging Bad?Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Free Speech and Political Correctness

Is PC Culture Anti-Free Speech?Threats to Free Speech: Censorship on CampusEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Is Free Trade Good for America?

NAFTA has destroyed American ManufacturingDoes Free Trade Create Prosperity?Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: The College Crossroads

Is College Worth IT?Vocational Schools vs. Higher EducationEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: AirBNB – Good or Bad?

Adam Ruins Everything - Why Your AirBNB May be IllegalAirBNB Rental Breaking City RulesEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's...

Both Sides: What Should America do About the National Debt?

Austerity 101$20,000,000,000,000 in Debt and RisingEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: The Climate Debate

Climate Change 101 with Bill NyeWhat is the Truth About Climate Change?Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Should Everybody Vote?

You. Must. Vote.Everyone Must Vote?Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Equal Opportunity in America

Racism in he United States: By the NumbersIs the American Dream Alive for MinoritiesEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: The Pros and Cons of Foreign Aid

Bill Gates: Foreign Aid Works #StopTheMythForeign Aid Worse for Global Economy?Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Fossil Fuels: For and Against

The True Cost of Fossil FuelsThe Energy Debate: A Case for Fossil FuelsEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Should We “Buy American”?

Million American Jobs Project"Buy American" is NonsenseEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Examining the Gender Pay Gap

Is the Gender Pay Gap Real?Busting the Gender Pay Gap MythsEnjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!

Both Sides: Raising the Minimum Wage

Should We Raise the Minimum Wage?Is Raising Minimum Wage a Bad Idea?Enjoy this Video? You can access many more resources like quizzing, teaching guides, and free DVD's when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all it's FREE!