John Stossel, former host of Stossel, a talk show highlighting his Libertarian viewpoint on current issues, has announced the opening of this year’s Stossel in the Classroom Student Essay Contest for 2019-2020.

This year’s contest focuses on income inequality, as stated on the Stossel in the Classroom website:

“Essay Topic

Income inequality is a hot button issue in America today. The super rich are blamed for taking so much, leaving the rest of Americans with so little—but is that true? Do millionaires and billionaires hurt the rest of us, or do we all benefit from the wealth they create? Watch John Stossel’s video below and write a 500-1,000 word essay examining income inequality. Is it fair? How does it impact people’s lives? Should we do something about it?”

The essay competition is open to students ages 12 to 18 residing in North America and Hawaii.  Students can win cash prizes up to $2500, with winners to be announced in April of 2020.

For more information about the contest, visit:

The contest video can be seen here:



Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.