John Stossel is always good at pointing out pointless government regulations and run-away bureaucracies. That may even be why he and ABC parted company.
Stossel's latest screed, Bullies Rule, is about a familiar subject, how government does more harm than good with all its rules and regulations. A case in point is the FDA. Their restrictions and delays are keeping good products off the market, and the gauntlet a new products are put through discourages companies from developing new ones.
His closing argument:
Like frightened kids in elementary school, we learn to accept this, to think it’s natural. But it’s not right that government forbids people in pain to make their own choices about what might help them.
Voluntary is better than force. Free is better than coerced. We’re better off when government is small and people are left to do as they please, unbullied.
Maybe it's that too many people don't have the confidence to make intelligent decisions and want government to do it for them.