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Lessons from Africa
Lessons from Africa

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhy is Africa poor? Magatte Wade has some answers.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)Enjoy this video? You can access many more resources like quizzes, teacher's guides, and free DVDs when you register! It will take you less than two...

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)Enjoy this video? You can access many more...

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 Guide Download Video (.mp4 FILE)Enjoy this video? You can access many more resources like quizzes, teacher's guides, and free DVDs when you register! It...

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)Enjoy this video? You can access many more resources like quizzes, teacher's guides, and free DVDs when you register! It will take you less than...

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 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)Enjoy this video? You can access many more resources like quizzes,...

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 quizzes, teacher's guides, and free DVDs 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 quizzes, teacher's guides, and free DVDs 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!