Rafael A. Mangual — More Laws, Less Freedom
Rafael A. Mangual joins John Stossel to discuss how the expansion of state and federal criminal laws puts well-meaning citizens at risk of serious prosecution.
Beth Akers — Student Loan Fallacies—and Fixes
Beth Akers joins John Stossel to discuss the purported crisis over student loans and a new approach to higher-ed financing: income-share agreements.
Mark P. Mills and James B. Meigs — The Green New Deal’s Bad Science
Chris Pope — The Fallacy of Single-Payer Health Care
Chris Pope joins John Stossel to talk about the debate over single-payer health care—a system in which the federal government would assume all health-care costs currently borne by private insurers, employers, and individuals.
Steven Malanga and Dan DiSalvo — The Ticking Pension Bomb
Steven Malanga and Dan DiSalvo join John Stossel to talk about America’s underfunded government-pension systems—the costs of which are consuming larger portions of state and city tax revenues, squeezing budgets, and limiting vital public services. Steve Kreisberg of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the nation’s largest government-employees union, also joins the conversation.
DJ Jaffe and Stephen Eide — Failing the Severely Mentally Ill
DJ Jaffe and Stephen Eide join John Stossel to talk about how America’s health-care system fails the severely mentally ill in cities across the country. The U.S. spends more than $150 billion annually on programs that do little to help those with serious mental illness—and leave many untreated.
Heather Mac Donald — Campus Free-Speech Crisis
Heather Mac Donald—bestselling author, City Journal contributing editor, and Thomas W. Smith fellow at the Manhattan Institute—joins John Stossel to talk about the free-speech crisis on college campuses and how identity politics is consuming the nation’s top universities.
John Tierney — The Left’s “War on Science”
City Journal contributing editor John Tierney joins John Stossel to talk about the politicization of science and how the dominance of left-wing thinkers in academia and the scientific community impedes progress.
For years, liberals have portrayed themselves as champions of science and maligned conservatives as anti-science. As Tierney points out, though, the Left’s opposition to important advances like genetically modified food and the study of human genetics (among others) has done much more damage than, say, conservative creationists, who have zero impact on scientific funding or decision-making.
Oren Cass — “Overheated” Costs of Climate Change
Oren Cass joins John Stossel to discuss the Paris Agreement and how climate “catastrophists” are harming the debate over how to adapt to the changing global climate. For years, activists have branded any critics of the Left’s environmental policies “climate deniers.” Cass argues that climate activists have drawn drastic policy implications unwarranted by current climate science.
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