Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Media Research Center's Free Market Project.

My Articles

October 28, 2014, 5:05 AM EDT
Foreign aid provides the financial resources that enable Africa's grossly corrupt and incompetent regimes to buy military equipment, pay off cronies and continue to oppress their people.
October 21, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT
There are many examples of buyers of labor services seeking, and ultimately finding, substitutes when labor prices rise. It's economic malpractice for economists to suggest that they don't.
October 14, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT
The Food and Drug Administration can make two types of errors. It can approve a drug that has dangerous unanticipated side effects, or it can reject or delay approval of a drug that is safe and effective. Let's look at these errors, because to err on the side of under- or over-caution is costly.
October 7, 2014, 5:57 AM EDT
The most promising tool in the fight against teacher indoctrination and classroom misconduct is the microtechnology that enables students to secretly record and expose academic misconduct by teachers.
September 30, 2014, 5:36 AM EDT
If our military tells us that we do have the capacity to defeat the terror threat, then the reason that we don't reflects a lack of willingness.
September 23, 2014, 4:43 AM EDT
Courts, bureaucrats and the intellectual elite have consistently concluded that "gross" disparities are probative of a pattern and practice of discrimination. Given all of the differences among people, such a position is pure nonsense.
September 16, 2014, 4:49 AM EDT
Much of the Muslim world is at war with Western civilization. There's no question that the West has the military might to thwart radical Islam's agenda. The question up for grabs is whether we have the intelligence to recognize the attack and the will to defend ourselves from annihilation.
September 9, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT
According to a 2012 Reuters poll, "Seventy-five percent of Americans feel there is too much money in politics." Let's think about money in politics, but first a few facts.
September 2, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT
Why is it acceptable for insurance companies to discriminate against smokers and the obese but not homosexuals? After all, they are all Americans and protected by the Constitution.
August 26, 2014, 4:26 AM EDT
Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. The relevant question is: How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination?
August 19, 2014, 5:47 AM EDT
Faced with the increasing costs of higher education, parents and taxpayers might like to know what they're getting for their money. Some of it is outrageous.
August 12, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT
Securing our border is not only an immigration issue but, more importantly, a national security issue.
August 5, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT
The Western anti-Semitic and anti-Israel response is amazing and somewhat disconcerting.
July 29, 2014, 5:59 AM EDT
In my opinion, there appear to be no standards of performance low enough for blacks to lose their loyalty to their black political representatives.
July 22, 2014, 5:25 AM EDT
When civil rights organizations and their progressive allies pursue special privileges for blacks in college admissions and when they attack academic performance standards as racially discriminatory, they are aiding and abetting an education establishment that delivers fraudulent education.
July 15, 2014, 4:32 AM EDT
Today's Americans tolerate what would have been unthinkable years ago.
July 8, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
Government spending is not our basic problem. We've become an immoral people demanding that Congress forcibly use one American to serve the purposes of another. Deficits and runaway national debt are merely symptoms of that larger problem.
July 1, 2014, 4:28 AM EDT
There has never been a purely free market economic system, just as there has never been a purely communist system. However, we can rank economies and see whether ones that are closer to the free market end of the economic spectrum are better or worse than ones that are closer to the communist end. Let's try it.
June 24, 2014, 4:02 AM EDT
I'd say that the education establishment has been successful beyond its wildest dreams in reducing Americans' ability to think and therefore causing them to have little knowledge of or love for our founding principles.
June 17, 2014, 5:39 AM EDT
What moral principle justifies punishing a white of today to compensate a black of today for what a white of yesterday did to a black of yesterday?