The Sky’s Not Falling

John Stossel, who will be speaking tomorrow in Albuquerque at an RGF-sponsored event, questioned in a recent article the chicken little perspective being foisted on the American people by the media and their political leaders.
It is easy to see that the media benefits from hyperventilating about supposed crises we’re now facing — after all, a crisis is interesting and draws viewers. Who else benefits from a crisis? Politicians and big government, of course! Government is often looked to as the solution to supposed crisis (the Great Depression would be a great example) and bigger government means more power for government officials. Thank you Mr. Stossel, for giving us all a chill-pill.