Walter E. Williams
Recent Articles by Walter E. Williams
Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:00 am MDT
Some readers protested my counting Social Security among government handout programs that can be described as Congress' taking what belongs to one American and giving to another, to whom it doesn't belong -- le...
Published: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 12:00 am MDT
Benjamin Franklin, statesman and signer of our Declaration of Independence, said: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:00 am MDT
Let's think about whether all acts of Congress deserve our respect and obedience. Moral people can't rely solely on the courts to establish what's right or wrong.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:00 am MDT
The Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation does a yeoman's job of keeping track of how much we're paying in taxes and who's paying what.
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:00 am MDT
It's difficult to be a good economist and simultaneously be perceived as compassionate. To be a good economist, one has to deal with reality. To appear compassionate, often one has to avoid unpleasant questions...
Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:00 am MDT
One doesn't have to be a liberal, conservative, Democrat or Republican to see the danger posed by America's race hustlers, who are stacking up piles of combustible racial kindling and ready for a racial arsonis...
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:00 am MDT
It's not unreasonable to ask how valuable the variously labeled liberal, Democratic or progressive agenda has been to black Americans and whether blacks should proceed in political lock step with this agenda.
Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:00 am MST
Rick Santorum's speech at the Detroit Economic Club stirred a bit of controversy when he said: "I'm not about equality of result when it comes to income inequality. There is income inequality in America. There ...
Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:00 am MST
If one manages to graduate from high school without the rudiments of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, there are certain relatively high-paying careers probably off-limits for life — such as careers in ...
Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:00 am MST
The Philadelphia Inquirer's big story Feb. 4 was about how a budget crunch at the Philadelphia School District had caused the district to lay off 91 school police officers. Over the years, there's been no discu...