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A. Cameron Sevy - 2017-10-26

Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. StosselTV playlist visit- youtube.com/watch?v=EYdc0K7EJa4&list=UUjo1uN-aM3rmBV46xj7l2KA Stossel: Ayn Rand-The Author People Love to Hate 60 years ago today, Atlas Shrugged was published. The novel still sells 100,000 copies a year. Not everyone will celebrate Atlas Shrugged's anniversary. Ayn Rand is someone people love to hate. Years after her death, people still feel compelled to attack her ideas. A recent John Oliver segment said her philosophy, objectivism, 'is just a nice way of saying 'being a selfish asshole.'' Fortunately, not all people think that way. Many young people, discovering Rand for the first time, say her ideas inspire them. Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, a free market advocacy group that promotes Atlas Shrugged on college campuses, says 'it's surprising how much appetite there is' for Rand's ideas. Stossel challenges him, saying, 'no, college students are socialists!' Kirk responds, 'they're not socialists... 60% say they think socialism is a good idea and then 70% say they don't want to pay higher taxes and they don't trust the government. They just don't understand what socialism really is.' Stossel: Tour Guides Under Attack Published on Sep 19, 2017 Want to earn money showing someone around? It's not as simple as it sounds. Many cities require a license in order to do that. For Michelle Freenor, owner of 'Savannah Belle Walking Tours' in Savannah, this meant a background check complete with blood and urine samples, a physical fitness test, plus months of studying for a college-level history exam. The city charges $100 every time the exam is taken. She passed on her first try, but many fail. All of this, just to speak for a living. Bill Durrence, Alderman of the 2nd District of Savannah, admits parts of the licensing requirements may have gone too far, but said: 'the licensing and the testing, I thought was a good idea just to make sure people had the accurate information.' When Michelle was diagnosed with Lupus, she told the city she might not be able to pass the physical. A licensing bureaucrat told her 'you'll have to find another occupation... if you don't like it then you can sue us.' So she did. Stossel: 100 years of Communist Disaster Published on Oct 3, 2017 This year marks communism's 100th birthday. Its horrors should remind us of the value of freedom. When communism was first implemented 100 years ago, people were excited. Western academics and media figures at places like the New York Times praised the ideology even as millions starved. The praise continued even as communist leaders murdered political opponents. Today, some Antifa activists carry communist flags. Some say communism failed in the Soviet Union because it wasn't 'done right.' But communism has been tried again and again-- in dozens of countries. It always fails. Stossel talks with Lily Tang Williams, who grew up in China, where tens of millions starved to death after government abolished private farms. Lily's father taught her to trap rats for food, but then even the rats ran out. Somehow she survived, and now she says she never wants to be without freedom again.