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Green governments are cracking down on chemical fertilizer. The result? Hunger.

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The Greens’ New Target

In Sri Lanka people rioted when the country slipped into extreme poverty. Why did it happen? Here’s one big reason: the government banned chemical fertilizer.

Environmental activists say nitrogen fertilizers shouldn’t be used, and Sri Lanka’s president listened. As a result, farms produced much less food, and food prices have risen 80%. Have the “green” activists learned from this? No. They continue to push for a chemical free world.

“It’s out of control” says environmentalist Michael Shellenberger, “completely unnecessary.” In the video below, he explains how this green dogma would lead to mass starvation.

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Libertarian journalist John Stossel created Stossel TV to explain liberty and free markets to young people. Prior to Stossel TV he hosted a show on Fox Business and co-anchored ABC’s primetime newsmagazine show, 20/20. Stossel’s economic programs have been adapted into teaching kits by a non-profit organization, “Stossel in the Classroom.” High school teachers in American public schools now use the videos to help educate their students on economics and economic freedom. They are seen by more than 12 million students every year.

Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. Other honors include the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award.

 

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Stossel explains why private property beats the “tragedy of the commons”

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This Thanksgiving, Say Thank You to “Private Property”

Did you know that the pilgrims almost starved after they arrived at Plymouth Rock? That’s because they were forced to farm “collectively.” The corporation that funded the expedition said, “grow food together. Divide the harvest equally.”

This is a terrible idea. It creates what economists call the “tragedy of the commons.” When you share property and the results of your work, people farm until the land is barren, don’t work as hard, or steal food from others.

Young people from Students For Liberty take part in an experiment to demonstrate this “tragedy of the commons.” It shows the solution is private property, which is what saved the pilgrims.

Governor William Bradford finally decided to “assign each family a parcel of land.” Once the pilgrims had property rights, they became much more productive and brought in huge harvests — which they were then able to share with the Indians.

So this Thanksgiving feast, don’t forget to say “thanks, private property!”

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John Stossel created Stossel TV to explain liberty and free markets to young people. Prior to Stossel TV he hosted a show on Fox Business and co-anchored ABC’s primetime newsmagazine show, 20/20.

Stossel’s economic programs have been adapted into teaching kits by a non-profit organization, “Stossel in the Classroom.” High school teachers in American public schools now use the videos to help educate their students on economics and economic freedom. They are seen by more than 12 million students every year.

Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. Other honors include the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award.

 

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Electric Cars: Inconvenient Facts, Part Two – John Stossel

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Activists and politicians love electric cars so much so that they want to take away your other choices But their green dream is just a fantasy.

Electric cars are cool. I’d buy one if I could only get the Tesla dealer to call me back.

But when it comes to the environment, electric cars aren’t even close to what activists and politicians promise.

In this video, I continue where part I left off, with 3 more inconvenient facts about electric cars.

To see Part 1 click here.

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John Stossel created Stossel TV to explain liberty and free markets to young people. Prior to Stossel TV he hosted a show on Fox Business and co-anchored ABC’s primetime newsmagazine show, 20/20.

Stossel’s economic programs have been adapted into teaching kits by a non-profit organization, “Stossel in the Classroom.” High school teachers in American public schools now use the videos to help educate their students on economics and economic freedom. They are seen by more than 12 million students every year.

Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. Other honors include the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award.

Electric Cars: Inconvenient Facts, Part One

 

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