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John Stossel

Fox Business
Journalist

Libertarian journalist John Stossel is a zealous advocate of free markets, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor. Prior to joining Fox, John co-anchored ABC’s primetime newsmagazine show 20/20 and then fought to air prime time specials. Are We Scaring Ourselves To Death? examined exaggerated fears over such risks as crime and pollution. It was followed by The Blame Game, which looked at Americans’ growing tendency to blame their misfortunes on others. He looked at gender differences in Boys and Girls Are Different, examined bogus lawsuits in The Trouble With Lawyers and bogus scientific claims in Junk Science: What You Know That May Not Be So. Other provocative favorites include Freeloaders Greed,and Sex, Drugs and Consenting Adults. These specials were consistently rated among the top news programs when broadcast, and earned Stossel uncommon praise: “the most consistently thought-provoking TV reporter of our time” (Dallas Morning News), “has the gift for entertaining while saying something profound” (Orlando Sentinel). John’s programs on economics and free markets have been adapted into teaching kits by the NPO "Stossel in the Classroom." Thousands of public High school teachers use the videos to help educate their students on economics and economic freedom. John is the author of several best sellers. The most recent is No, They Can't! Why Individuals Succeed but Government Fails. He has received 19 Emmy Awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club.