On Stossel This Thursday: Freedom 2.0!

We're happy to run John Stossel's syndicated column each week and to appear occasionally as guests on his must-watch Fox Business show (it airs Thursdays at 9PM ET).

This week's show is dedicated to rebooting freedom. Here are some highlights:

Freedom 2.0

It's a new year! So what does the future hold? To Stossel, things at first seems bleak. Government grows ever bigger, and politicians pass new regulations that tell us "do this! don't do that!" 

But Stossel says: there's good news! Because technology helps us avoid clumsy government. Developments like the Internet -- which thrives without government regulation -- bring us what Stossel calls "Freedom 2.0." 

Cell phone cameras and blogs bring us Freedom 2.0 by empowering citizen journalists to expose government excesses. 

A new website sells illegal drugs to people using an anonymous online currency. Politicians can't find a way to shut it down.  

What about further in the future? Will genetics and smart robots someday make us all beautiful and wealthy? Or will robots get so powerful that they destroy humanity? (Probably not -- doomsday predictions have been wrong in the past.) 

Stossel thinks the future is mostly bright, thanks to the "Freedom 2.0" that new technology brings us.

Check it out tomorrow on Fox Business at 9PM ET (it will also be rerun several times after that; go here for more info).

Here's a great bit with Stossel and Drew Carey from 2009, talking "Bailouts and Bull" on ABC's 20/20:

 

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  • Caleb Turberville||

    I'll fake you, Stossel, if it's the last thing I do!

  • OldMexican||

    I've set my DVR to stun!

  • Paul.||

    I'd set mine to "kill"... if... I had a dvr...

  • Way Of The Crane||

    Or will robots get so powerful that they destroy humanity? (Probably not -- doomsday predictions have been wrong in the past.)

    I'm still waiting on those pleasure droids they promised us back in the 70's and 80's.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Vacuum cleaners?

  • tarran||

    Don't! It sounds like fun, but without lube you get all scratched up, and if you do use lube, eventually you create an airtight seal and a painful vacuum forms.

    The end result is always the same: a surgeon stitching up Mr Happy with catgut thread.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Finally, an informative Stossel thread.

  • Way Of The Crane||

    Vacuum cleaners?

    Is that what Daryl Hannah is calling herself now?

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Seriously, what was Roy Batty's deal killing J.F. Sebastian?

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Stossel thinks the future is mostly bright, thanks to the "Freedom 2.0" that new technology brings us.

    Which is exactly why the message from DC and media lackies is that unless the pols get a regulatory stronghold on things like the internet and other tech that we're all going to die a horrible death. Only government regulation can save us.

  • OldMexican||

    Re: mad libertarian guy,

    Only government regulation can save us.


    Or as Tony would put it (words to that effect): "Liberty is hard!"

  • Redmanfms||

    Or as Tony would put it (words to that effect): "Liberty is hard!"

    No, Spaces argues that liberty only exists insofar as the government regulates and "defends" it.

    Much like the other progs argue that Net Neutrality is actually a move toward liberty.

  • OldMexican||

    Cell phone cameras and blogs bring us Freedom 2.0 by empowering citizen journalists to expose government excesses.


    But they're not real journalists, John! Only those that kiss the ring of the Great One can be called "journalists."

  • waaminn||

    Now there is a dude that clearly knwos what day of the week it is!

    www.otAnon.tk

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