Walter E. Williams
Democracy and majority rule confer an aura of legitimacy and respectability on acts that would otherwise be deemed tyrannical.
President Barack Obama wants Americans to dig deeper into our pockets to expand college education. Let's update college indoctrination done in the name of education.
Western values are by no means secure. They're under ruthless attack by the academic elite on college campuses across America. These people want to replace personal liberty with government control; they want to replace equality with entitlement; they want to halt progress in order to worship Mother Earth. As such, they pose a far greater threat to our way of life than any Islamic terrorist or group.
Today's liberals are not racists, but they often behave that way. They would benefit immensely from considering some of the arguments in award-winning scholar Dr. Shelby Steele's forthcoming book, Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country.
There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of examples in which the economic game is rigged. Instead of focusing on what's claimed to be an unfair income distribution, we need to examine whether there is injustice in the rules of the economic game.
Simply calling for more school resources will produce disappointing results. There are several minimum requirements that must be met for any child to do well in school.
The greatest tool in the arsenal of demagogues is economic ignorance, which my colleagues in George Mason University's economics department battle against tooth and nail.
Western values are indeed superior to all others because they hold the individual as supreme. Though Western values are superior to all others, one need not be a Westerner to hold Western values.
Dr. Thomas Sowell's Basic Economics explains complex economic phenomena in a way that many economists cannot. And it provides an understanding of some economic phenomena that might prove elusive to a Ph.D. economist.