Stossel Essay Contest Examples Of Irony

No, They Can't: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed4.27 · Rating details ·  1,126 Ratings  ·  137 Reviews

New York Times bestselling journalist John Stossel shows how the expansion of government control is destructive for American society.Emmy Award-winning journalist John Stossel is a self-proclaimed skeptic, attacking society's sacred cows. Now, he dismantles the most sacred of them all: the notion that government action is the best way to solve a problem. From the myth thatNew York Times bestselling journalist John Stossel shows how the expansion of government control is destructive for American society.Emmy Award-winning journalist John Stossel is a self-proclaimed skeptic, attacking society's sacred cows. Now, he dismantles the most sacred of them all: the notion that government action is the best way to solve a problem. From the myth that government can spend its way out of a crisis to the mistaken belief that labor unions protect workers, Stossel, a true libertarian, provides evidence that the reality is very different from what intuition tells us. His evidence leads to the taboo conclusions that: ·      Government already dominates health care—and that’s the problem·      The state keeps banning foods, but food bans don't make us healthier·      Government-run schools and teachers’ unions haven’t made kids smarterUtilizing his three decades in journalism, Stossel combines sharp insights, common sense, and documented facts to debunk conventional wisdom and challenge popular opinion about the role of our nation’s government. ...more

Hardcover, 306 pages

Published April 10th 2012 by Threshold Editions

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED (WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON APRIL 12, 2018).

WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY by entering our Essay Contest!

Teachers, help your students earn great prizes by entering them in Stossel in the Classroom's 2017-2018 essay contest, for students aged 12-18! We have prizes for teachers, too! The teacher submitting the top essay also wins the trip to New York!

Teachers may submit an unlimited number of student essays on our website between now and the February 16th deadline. Simply have your students view the segment on this page, and write a 500-1000 word essay to submit to our contest.

Natural disasters often bring people together, as they undertake rescue operations and work to rebuild their communities. People outside the affected communities usually offer additional support. But what about those that see a disaster as a way to make money? Watch John Stossel's video about "price gouging" and write a 500-1000 word essay, arguing for or against laws that prohibit price “gouging" during an emergency. How do such laws affect disaster victims? How do they change the incentives of potential suppliers?

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