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Will John Stossel have bourbon for breakfast?

March 25, 2011 by

Jeffrey Tucker on Stossel
Jeffrey Tucker on Stossel

{ 17 comments }

Dick Fox March 25, 2011 at 10:27 am

Great segment. Thank goodness for men like Stossel who help us get the message out. Jeffery, you were great.

Abhilash Nambiar March 25, 2011 at 11:10 am

I wish there was a way I could give this a thumbs up or a five star rating.

Freedom Fighter March 25, 2011 at 11:16 am

“I can help you find a toilet that works” LOL ! :-D

“I don’t think that government standards limits your choices”

Oh, really ? Then how come I cannot chose incandescent lights anymore ? :-(

Maybe if we read Thomas Edison’s patent on the light bulb, we can make our own.

J. Murray March 25, 2011 at 11:22 am

Unless that choice is to have a 5 gallon flush toilet that gets the waste away without trouble.

Freedom Fighter March 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Jeffrey Tucker even mentioned that ancient toilets could flush a ham, I found that funny and entertaining, LOL ! Because of this, if I ever encounter an old green painted toilet like in the good old times, I would definitely try to flush a ham to see if it’s true.

Sounds like an experiment we could suggest to Myth Busters. Can an old toilet flush a ham and other bulky stuff. Of course, because they like to blow stuff up, it would be fun to watch them blow up a full flush toilet at the end of the show.

But some conservatives have a taboo on toilet stuff and discussing about 5 gallon toilets could make libertarians seen as toilet obsessed geeks and make people turn away from libertarianism.

If the state continues like this, the toilets will have such low flush that they won’t even be needed anymore. Just buy cat litter and use it in place of the toilet.

Now, I wonder what the greenies will tell you to do with the used litter. Do you throw it in the garbage or do you recycle it ? Are you supposed to sort things up when you recycle it ?

You should scrub those questions for a while before you elect to flush them.

Leo March 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I can’t believe the ad after the video was Goldman Sachs presenting an economic fallacy – how the construction of a new basketball arena in Louisville created tons of jobs and revitalized the local economy! It nearly ruined Mr. Tucker and Mr. Stossel’s delightful banter.

WMD March 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I liked Stossel’s and the audience’s reaction to the book’s title…muted chuckling.

Well-done as always, Mr. Tucker.

Bruce Koerber March 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Joyfully done! There is no way to tell the world what exactly Jeffrey Tucker does in a tiny space of time.

Ryan S March 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Jeffrey has a really inviting personality. But, when the video ended, it felt like he hardly got to speak and elucidate on any points.

Tyrone Dell March 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Yeah, I felt the same way, as well. But I guess that’s why Mr. Tucker was prepared with some striking one-liners. Probably because he knew he wasn’t going to get time explaining anything significant.

But I guess any publicity is good publicity. I’m glad there was a plug for this place, too. Hopefully the Mises community will help convert some of the neo-cons who are the Fox regulars. (I could almost hear a cringe when Mr. Tucker hinted, for a split second, that all drugs should be legalized, lol!)

Matthew Swaringen March 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I think you were probably sensing the audience, as they’ve never seemed to go along with Stossel on that. He may be beltway but he does agree with full legalization.

Mark Luedtke March 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Great job.

Hard Rain March 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Fox has multiple channels running 24 hours a day and they give just over 7 minutes to actually talk about liberty. Land of the free, amiright?

Ben H. March 26, 2011 at 8:33 am

The thing I dislike about the Stossel show is the director cutting to shots of the audience during an interview, specifically the single-person shots. The cameras should be on Stossel and his guest. I don’t watch television to watch audiences react. Notice how there isn’t a television show called Audiences (which would be shots of random strangers for 3-second segments). That show would not get good ratings.

These directors are prevalent at stand-up specials Comedy Central, and various televised sporting events. And I hate them.

Great job as always, Mr. Tucker.

Jpo March 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I agree with you in general about the audience shots being annoying, but in some cases it’s as fun/ interesting to watch their reaction. The preview of the next Hayek vs. Keynes video comes to mind, along with some other Stossel clips.

Jose March 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I like to read all Jeffrey’s articles because he uses a clear and simple language but listening to this interview I had to put my earphones and pop up the volume, overall I can understand what he is saying but I think he could win more brains among the non English speakers by talking a bit slower.

Kathryn March 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

I was psyched to see this on Stossel. His show is pretty good but he is very Cato and Hayek focused. That’s fine – it’s more airing of liberty ideas than you see most anywhere else – but I’m happy to finally see a plug for LvMI and Mises himself on this show. I think Stossel made a good choice in the first Misesian to bring on – well done, Jeffrey!

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