Reporters complain about business. We overlook the constant improvements in our lives made possible by greedy businesses competing for your money. Think about how our access to entertainment has improved.
"When I was a kid," says Sean Malone in a new video for the Foundation for Economic Education, "my TV broadcast options were PBS, Fox, ABC, ...Read more
People who want to work should be allowed to work. That includes people who once went to jail.
With President Donald Trump's support, Congress spends your money giving ex-cons "employment assistance."
Why bother? State laws often make such employment impossible.
Courtney Haveman had an alcohol problem. When she was 19, she got a DUI. Then she...Read more
Congressional hearings were created to educate lawmakers so they have knowledge before they pass bills or impeach a president.
Not today. Today, hardly any education happens.
During the President Trump impeachment "testimony," legislators tried to score points. At least five times, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., shut down criticism by shouting, "...Read more
I learned three new things this year that made my life better!
I share them with you here, hoping they make your 2020 easier.
My "life hacks" are about popcorn, iPhones and butter.
Weird? Maybe. Now I report on how politicians wreck just about everything, but at ABC's show "20/20," I was a consumer reporter. My latest video returns to that ...Read more
This week, children may learn about that greedy man, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is selfish until ghosts scare him into thinking about others' well-being, not just his own.
Good for the ghosts.
But the way Scrooge addresses others' needs matters.
Today's advocates of equality, compassion, increased spending on education, health care, etc...Read more
Sen. Rand Paul just wrote a book, "The Case Against Socialism."
I thought that case was already decided, since socialist countries failed so spectacularly.
But the idea hasn't died, especially amongst the young.
"Hitler's socialism, Stalin's socialism, Mao's socialism. You would think people would have recognized it by now," says Paul in my ...Read more
Congress and the media obsess endlessly over whether President Donald Trump should be impeached.
Both ignore $23 trillion of bigger problems.
That's how deep in debt the federal government is now, and because they keep spending much more than they could ever hope to collect in taxes, that number will only go up. It's increasing by $1 trillion ...Read more
Hollywood is now obsessing about increasing ethnic and gender diversity. Good. There's been nasty racial and gender discrimination in the movie business.
Unfortunately, Hollywood has no interest in one type of diversity: diversity of thought.
In most every movie, capitalism is evil.
Greedy miners want to kill nature-loving aliens in "Avatar."...Read more
Families will argue this Thanksgiving. Such arguments have a long tradition.
The Pilgrims had clashing ideas about how to organize their settlement in the New World. The resolution of that debate made the first Thanksgiving possible.
The Pilgrims were religious, united by faith and a powerful desire to start anew, away from religious ...Read more
"How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood!" insisted teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg at the United Nations. "We are in the beginning of a mass extinction!"
Many people say that we're destroying the Earth.
It all sounds so scary.
But I've been a consumer reporter for years, and I've covered so many scares: plague, ...Read more
Governments create problems. Then they complain about them.
"A public health crisis exists," says Kentucky's government, citing a report that found "a shortage of ambulance providers."
Local TV stations report on "people waiting hours for medical transportation."
"Six-year-old Kyler Truesdell fell off his motorcycle," reported Channel 12 news...Read more
House members summoned Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to Washington, D.C., and grilled him -- harshly -- about his plan to create a new currency, Libra.
"Why should we trust you?!" asked Congressman Mike Doyle.
I liked it when Zuckerberg said, "I actually don't know if Libra's going to work, but I believe that it's important to try new things."
Four years ago, the media were talking about a "Libertarian Moment."
I had high hopes!
Sen. Rand Paul ran for president, promising to "take our country back from special interests." But his campaign never took off.
He "shouldn't even be on the stage," said Donald Trump at a Republican presidential debate.
Paul quit his presidential campaign ...Read more