The Independent Institute
Why Government FailsBut Free Individuals Succeed
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Thursday, April 19
Reception and Book Signing: 6:00 p.m.
Program: 7:00 p.m.
Independent Institute Conference Center
100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA 94621-1428
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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 Cant: Why Government FailsBut 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 ShovelWhy 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.
No, They Can't: Why Government Fails?But Individuals Succeed
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,
Bernard Goldberg, Emmy Award-winning CBS reporter and best-selling author of Bias and Arrogance
Theres nothing matter-of-fact about John Stossels fact-finding. He seeks the truths that destroy truisms, wields reason against all thats 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 Stossels tales of the outrageous are outrageously amusing.
P. J. ORourke, best-selling author of Eat the Rich and Parliament of Whores
John Stossel has the gift for entertaining while saying something profound.
A riveting, enlightening read from one of Americas ablest and most courageous journalists. Stossel brilliantly practices what most in the media only preach.
Steve Forbes, Editor of Forbes Magazine