John Stossel Discusses His Change From Liberal into Libertarian… And It Involves Reason Magazine!


On an episode of Stossel highlighting Students for Liberty and the liberty youth movement, John Stossel discussed his own ideological journey (quotation begins at about 5:30)

The free market works…So then I started trying to read about it. I don't know how you learned about liberty. I looked in The New York Times and the lefty press that we were reading and it was all about got to have much more government doing everything. And I turned to the conservative press and the conservative press was all upset about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. And upset about homosexuality, and it just didn't make sense to me. I finally discovered Reason magazine … And that was an epiphany for me. It was like, wow, these people get it. Wow, they really get it, much better than I do. And suddenly, I saw I wasn't alone, there were other people who get this. And I congratulate you on getting it.

Approximately 6:18.

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