Monday, April 23 - 7:30 p.m.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
(Book signing will follow lecture)
Peabody and Emmy Award-winning reporter John Stossel will visit Chapman University to discuss his new book No,They Can't: Why Government Fails — But Individuals Succeed.
The often-controversial Stossel has worked in television news for nearly three decades, reporting for the Fox Business Network, 20/20, and Good Morning America, among others. With a unique and thought-provoking style, Stossel delves into the important issues facing Americans — health care, global warming, public schools, and government regulation of Wall Street.
In his new book, Stossel argues that when faced with a problem, we instinctively turn to the government. Whether it's unemployment or failing schools, we think regulation, assistance, and new laws are the solutions. This intuition is not only wrong, but usually harmful.
From No, They Can't:
"Central planning sounds right. It feels good. But it has nothing to do with the realities of economics and science. There is nothing that government can do that we cannot do better as free individuals."
This promises to be a compelling and provocative evening—Stossel is sure to challenge perspectives, no matter where you fall on the political spectrum.