No, They Can't

Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed

No, They Can't

Read by: John Stossel
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 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 smarter

Utilizing 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. 
  • Simon & Schuster Audio | 
  • ISBN 9781442347137 | 
  • April 2012
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Doubt Everything. John Stossel Does.

With characteristic tenacity, John Stossel, author of NO THEY CAN'T outlines and exposes the fallacies and facts of the most pressing issues of today’s social and political climate—and shows how our intuitions about them are, frankly, wrong


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John Stossel
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John Stossel

New York Times bestselling author John Stossel hosts his own one-hour weekly Fox Business Network show, called Stossel, and a series of one-hour specials on Fox News. He also appears regularly on The O’Reilly Factor and on other Fox News shows. During three decades in journalism, Stossel has received numerous honors and awards. He is a nineteen-time Emmy winner and a five-time honoree for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club.