Walter E. Williams

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 07:35

College Campus Lunacy

As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 05:00

The Decline of Civility

The abandonment of traditional values has negatively affected the nation as a whole, but blacks have borne the greater burden.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:30

Compensating Differences

Compensating differences abound. Even though chuck steak is less preferred, it outsells filet mignon. Less-preferred Toyotas compete effectively with Mercedes-Benzes. Costume jewelry competes with fine jewelry. In each, the lower price compensates for the difference.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 08:40

What Can Discrimination Explain?

Intellectuals and political hustlers who blame the plight of so many blacks on poverty, racial discrimination and the "legacy of slavery" are complicit in the socio-economic and moral decay. But one can earn money, prestige and power in the victimhood game.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:50

Challenges for Black People: Part II

The prospects for a better future are nearly hopeless for roughly 20 percent of black people — those who reside in big-city crime-infested and dysfunctional neighborhoods.

Thursday, 14 July 2016 16:00

Challenges for Black People

The primary victims of lawlessness are black people. To address this problem and most others, black people should ignore the liberal agenda. If civil authorities will not do their job of creating a safe environment, then black people should take the initiative.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 08:30

Multiculturalism: A Failed Concept

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has "utterly failed," adding that it was an illusion to think Germans and foreign workers could "live happily side by side." The failure of multiculturalism is also seen in Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and other European countries. Immigrants coming from Africa and the Middle East refuse to assimilate and instead seek to import the failed cultures they fled

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 08:00

Purification of America

In 2008, Barack Obama promised a fundamental transformation of America. Where that promise has gone unfulfilled the most is in areas of sexual and racial discrimination. What's worse is the official sanction given to such discrimination. Let's look at some of it.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 08:00

Lobbying Money Going to Washington

If Americans would demand that Congress do only what's specifically enumerated in our Constitution, influence-peddling would be much smaller.

Thursday, 09 June 2016 08:15

Elitist Arrogance, Part II

The saddest aspect of the minimum wage story is the damage it does to human beings. Enter the arrogance and callousness of the elite. Their vision of what a person should earn, expressed by higher minimum wages, destroys people's best alternative without offering a superior one in its place. Maybe the elite believe that welfare, unemployment compensation and possibly engaging in illegal activities are a superior alternative to earning an honest and respectable living on a cashier's salary.

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