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Stossel talks about his Fox Biz show

January 14, 2010

Rodney Ho of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution talked with Fox Business Network‘s John Stossel about his new show and what he hopes to accomplish with it.

Ho writes, “Stossel is fundamentally a journalist with common sense, a consumer advocate who became a Libertarian. Ultimately, he finds most, if not all, government regulation incompetent, inefficient and/or pointless.

“‘You need government for pollution control rules, keep us safe from foreign enemies and keep me from hurting you or stealing your stuff,’ Stossel said. ‘That’s about it.’

“When I asked him if there was any government agency that operated well, he couldn’t come up with any. ‘The Peace Corps was a good idea in the beginning. So were public schools. But bureaucracies decay. Government never does things more efficiently than the private sector.’

“Stossel is used to doing scripted, polished TV specials. His Fox show is more free wheeling and is taped in front of a live audience.

“‘I’m struggling to learn a new skill,’ Stossel said in an interview last week. ‘I spent years where I would edit this little movie. This is much more spontaneous. That’s the Fox way.'”

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