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Why Government Fails—But Free Individuals Succeed
Thursday, April 19, 2012

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When
Thursday, April 19
Reception and Book Signing: 6:00 p.m.
Program: 7:00 p.m.

Where
Independent Institute Conference Center
100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA 94621-1428
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John StosselJohn Stossel

John Stossel is the celebrated journalist and host of the weekly program Stossel on Fox Business Network, a syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate, and author of the new book, No, They Can’t: Why Government Fails—But Individuals Succeed. His previous New York Times bestselling books include Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media and Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel—Why Everything You Know Is Wrong. In addition to having received 19 Emmy Awards, Mr. Stossel has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club, and he is the recipient of the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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“Stossel is that rare creature, a TV commentator who understands economics, in all its subtlety. Again and again, policies have effects the opposite of those intended.”
Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics

“John Stossel is the most consistently thought-provoking TV reporter of our time.”
Dallas Morning News

“John Stossel is a breath of fresh air in a world of stodgy, conformist, knee-jerk journalism.”
Bernard Goldberg, Emmy Award-winning CBS reporter and best-selling author of Bias and Arrogance

“There’s nothing matter-of-fact about John Stossel’s fact-finding. He seeks the truths that destroy truisms, wields reason against all that’s unreasonable, and uses and upholds the ideals that puncture sanctimonious idealism. He loves liberty in a way that goes far beyond liberalism. He makes the maddening mad. And Stossel’s tales of the outrageous are outrageously amusing.”
P. J. O’Rourke, best-selling author of Eat the Rich and Parliament of Whores

“John Stossel has the gift for entertaining while saying something profound.”
Orlando Sentinel

“A riveting, enlightening read from one of America’s ablest and most courageous journalists. Stossel brilliantly practices what most in the media only preach.”
Steve Forbes, Editor of Forbes Magazine