There is no such thing as a free lunch.

Anthony Bourdain on Culinary Freedom talked with Bourdain about foie gras bans, smoking bans, and other nanny state interventions.

January 19, 2009   No Comments

John Stossel

One of the best journalists around today is John Stossel. When I was a kid, my mom would come home from work late on Friday nights, and I used to stay up and watch 20/20 at 10 pm. At that time, Stossel was a consumer reporter/investigative journalist on the show and I used to enjoy watching his segments. He had a witty style and a dry sense of humor, and he just seemed to make a lot of practical sense, even though at that time I probably wasn’t paying attention to much other than sports and school. Now, Stossel co-hosts 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas and also writes a column for

He is also the author of the book Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity, which debunks the conventional wisdom regarding a wide range of topics including the health effects of chocolate, the price of gasoline, the safety of public schools, world overpopulaton, landfill space, etc. Stossel’s work generally supports a libertarian philosophy and a belief in free markets and small government, which is probably why he made so much sense to me when I was growing up!

December 10, 2008   6 Comments