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John Stossel is an American consumer television personality, author, and libertarian pundit, known for his career on both ABC News and Fox Business Channel.

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Congress passed and the president signed a $2 trillion "stimulus" bill."Not enough!" shrieked politicians. They said the government must do more.They demanded President Donald Trump reactivate the Defense Production Act, a 1950 law that lets government force companies to make things.Trump hesitated.That upset lovers of big government. They demanded the president order companies to make respirators, masks, and other desperately needed medical equipment.CNN's Alisyn Camerota joined the media mob asking "What's the holdup!?" Then a

Coronavirus is frightening.I'm working from home, practicing "social distancing." Experts say it'll help "flatten the curve" so fewer people will be infected simultaneously. Then hospitals won't be overwhelmed.But the infection rate grows. Doctors and hospitals may yet be overwhelmed.It didn't have to get to this point.COVID-19 deaths leveled off in South Korea.That's because people in Korea could easily find out if they had the disease. There are hundreds of testing locations—even pop-up drive-thru testing centers.Because

"We don't have any…!" Fill in the blank.People are stocking up on things, fearing that we will be stuck in our homes, under quarantine, without essential supplies.Some hoard toilet paper. A popular internet video features someone driving up to what appears to be a drug dealer but is really someone selling toilet paper.When it became hard to find hand sanitizer in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state would produce its own, made by

Freelance jobs are "feudalism," says Democratic California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez.She persuaded California's legislature to pass a new law reclassifying freelance workers as employees. That means many people who hire them must now give them benefits like overtime, unemployment insurance, etc. Politicians said it would help freelancers a lot.Of course, much of the media agreed. Vox called it "a victory for workers everywhere"!Sigh. Young reporters just don't understand that stifling economic freedom always creates nasty side