The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described skeptic, he has dismantled society's sacred cows with unerring common sense. Now he debunks the most sacred of them all: our intuition and belief that government can solve our problems. In No, They Can't, the New York Times best-selling author and Fox News commentator insists that we discard that idea of the "perfect" government - left or right - and retrain our brain to look only at the facts, to rethink our lives as independent individuals -and fast.
With characteristic tenacity, John Stossel 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:
. . . and more myth-busting realities of why the American people must wrest our lives back from a government stranglehold.
Stossel also reveals how his unyielding desire to educate the public with the truth caused an irreparable rift with ABC (nobody wanted to hear the point-by-point facts of ObamaCare), and why he left his long-running stint for a new, uncensored forum with Fox. He lays out his ideas for education innovation as well and, finally, makes it perfectly clear why government action is the least effective and desirable fantasy to hang on to. As Stossel says, it’s not about electing the right people. It’s about narrowing responsibilities. No, They Can't is an irrefutable first step toward that goal.
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Common sense. I didn't know I was a Libertarian until I listened to this book. Great narration by Mr. Stossel. Never bored.
No, listen to it in pieces to let the concepts sink in.
Dr. Christopher W. Roberts Ph.d I am a Computer Geek working around the U.S. and the world. I have a lot of Air miles to listen to audible titles.
John Stossel may or may not be your favorite TV personality but this book is thought provoking. The book is written around a simple formula "common sense says...." but "experience has told me".
I am biased. I like John Stossel's news stories and his presentation. I don't always agree with his conclusions, but he is provacative and never boring. When I purchased this audio book, I bought it more fore entertainment than to be educated. I thought I already had a pretty good handle on the problems of government. However, Mr. Stossel raised a lot of points and issues I simply was not aware of. I still find it difficult to agree with his position on drugs because of the death and destruction it has caused, but he makes a lot of good points. Whether you are pro big-government or anti big-government, this audio book is sure to entertain, educate, and make you think. Two thumbs up.
Yes b/c I enjoy his voice and drive alot.
His knowledge and consistency to provide evidence and make logical arguments for grounding his point of view. It makes his case almost irrefutable.
TSA and Health Care. Also when he balances the budget.
Great work, the only thing I miss, which Stossel did in Gimme A Break, is include audio clips for the people he quotes.
One of the more engaging books I've ever listened to.
Makes you realize how misleading your own intuition can be. It's hard to argue with much of what he has to say.
Great book, just like his tv show. He is fair and uses real facts to make his arguments.
Government Hinders Enterprise
Proof and examples of an overreaching system
He continues to report and summarize in his own style without vindictive platitudes.
We are bankrupting this country
Keep them scared John!!
This is so right on...every voter should read this prior to his or her vote. I do fear Stossel is spitting into the wind, however, for the government will never relenquish their power or leave us alone.
Normally I think books are better when read and not listened to, and I only use audiobooks because it's something to do while driving the car. But in this case yes, I completely reccomend listening to it because John Stossel narrates it himself, and he has a great style of speaking and emphasis that I think is unmatched in anywhere in network television today.
The part where he brought up the interesting statistic where 95% of workers in America today are paid above the minimum wage, emphasizing the uselessness of such job killing regulations.
Actually no. Even though I should be furious in rage at what the federal government is doing to this country, John has a peaceful and open minded approach to all of the issues he brings up, and it has a way of comforting you to know that the truth will win in the end.
I can't reccomend this enough. Five stars, if you're reading this review then buy this one now.
Had seen John on TV for years and enjoyed his work , but the book really brought the concept of his views home for me. Not sure that he completely turned me to the libertarian point of view but he did made me think.
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