Why the government can't solve your problems
John Stossel details new book
- Duration 5:01
- Date Apr 11, 2012
John Stossel details new book
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The government can solve our problems -- also says no they can't which oddly -- happens to be the title of his -- -- book.
No they can't -- government -- but individuals succeed is packed with more -- bit -- than a myth buster convention.
And like my cousins sat that came out on Tuesday and I.
-- about his bookie brought outside and don't look at what -- says he -- bad side.
So so yes.
That's the only other candidate and now I think it I need to bring -- every talk show.
-- go 120 city book tour every airport route taken this with me you should buy at -- for that.
At Atlanta -- I doubt you disappointed to see.
-- you -- From my sign my signed.
But government can't know what your point is -- I -- like -- over there it's a difference between into the thinking of the activity between tuition and reality you kind of split up in your book.
That what your intuition or what you want to believe that government can do is then rejected by what you find out waited to be true is that kind of what the book.
Yes and that's why.
Government that Thomas Jefferson said the natural progress of things for government to grow and I think it comes from.
Intuition that it fails again and again but whatever the scary thing happens after the eleventh -- government has to take over airline security.
Because we grew up with mommy and daddy who took care of us.
And that our ancestors grew up with the tribal leader who said here's when we're gonna harvest the fruit and he didn't listen to them.
They died and we wouldn't be here -- we're programmed to trust the central planners yeah.
But the central planners are not good in -- society of 300 million people -- world of seven billion.
-- -- -- -- Did my my problem with and I'm with you what all this the problem the debate in my mind is.
When you have big governor government vs say individual freedom responsibility.
It always boils down to your mean the individual is mean.
And there are nice -- -- is for centralized planning or big government means that they're looking out for those less fortunate that's always going to -- debate if for example in here.
In your book you -- -- talk about minimum wage.
It doesn't matter how many fast you have about what what -- and minimum wage does.
Nobody is gonna listen right because they just think that if you lower minimum wage that's me.
Writer to get rid of it that -- you want to hurt yet where people and what I do you could act irrespective didn't block them anyway.
Had a chance at the remarkable thing is there all these greedy employers who want to keep people as little as possible and only about 5% of the country makes them away some.
The employers are paying more because they have to -- a competitive market.
To get the workers they want yet and that's a better way to set wages and by having a higher minimum wage it's nice for those workers who get the race yeah plays horrible for all the people who don't get a job in the first place because -- -- why nobody's.
Pumping your gas -- the gas station there no movie actors they're no entry level jobs.
Because the government made.
-- -- Yeah yeah it's it's easy -- -- that was a good thing so yeah I would I like I was thinking that I'm getting more out of it by pumping my own gas but I'm not actually some guy just lost his job and I'm still paying the same amount for gas that I did before well actually much much more.
I'll let you talk about.
Which -- about health care and and competition and you talk about basic.
And -- -- -- it was something that just came out of nowhere is that out why do you use that as example of.
I guess successful health care.
Because health care has been -- even before Obama care.
Because other people pay yet because government granted tax deductions for job insurance and she's just not as people leave their jobs and and we just used other people that we don't even know what stuff costs you never say -- back what is the camera cost -- some other place to have -- cheaply.
But the one tiny pocket where this free market in -- a couple cosmetic surgeries and other laser eye surgery the prices come down right the quality goes up.
The actors suck up to the customers they give you their phone numbers yes and they're email addresses and they make it nice yeah.
It's the weirdest thing it is it's like -- regulation it's almost like looking at the evolution of the dvd player beat everything always just gets better and the only place.
Which doesn't happen is anything that's that you don't know the price if you would to a supermarket and you didn't know the cost of what was in there.
You wouldn't care.
-- you just walk out and grab you let all your groceries die.
In -- actually they pay 80% -- you pay 20% yes so I don't most expensive so yes it's not let a few years ago the Detroit medical center brag war using bar codes the track patients' records aren't we wonderful everybody clapped.
Supermarkets that -- for Coke and Pepsi thirty years ago medical records are more important than Coke and Pepsi but.
Not for me I love my Coke and Pepsi all right did you book I got to got to know they -- it's available everywhere have picked it up I've read it already don't we.