Walter E. Williams

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 06:00

A Superior Vision

The immorality associated with violation of the principle of self-ownership lies at the root of problems that could lead to our doom as a great nation.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 17:00

Rights Versus Wishes

When God gave Moses the eighth commandment — "Thou shalt not steal" — I am sure that he did not mean "thou shalt not steal unless there is a majority vote in Congress." The bottom line is medical care, housing and decent jobs are not rights at all, at least not in a free society; they are wishes.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 07:00

Attacking Our Nation's Founders

Ignorance of our history, coupled with an inability to think critically, has provided considerable ammunition for those who want to divide us in pursuit of their agenda.

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 09:30

More Campus Lunacy

Students, often with the blessing of faculty, have discovered that names for campus buildings and holidays do not always fit politically correct standards for race, class and sex.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 07:00

Campus Lunacy

It is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant to understanding. Let's look at it.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:00

James Madison: Our Forgotten Statesman

George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington's Birthday each February. But March 16th marks the birthday of probably the second-most important and decent American, James Madison.

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 12:40

The Seen and Unseen

There is no such thing as a free lunch or a something-for-nothing machine. Whenever there is a benefit of doing something, there is a guaranteed cost.

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 13:00

What Is the Fair Share of Taxes?

You might ask the next person who says the rich do not pay their fair share of taxes: Exactly what percentage of total federal income taxes should the 1-percenters pay? I seriously doubt whether you will get any kind of coherent answer.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 06:30

Gullible Americans

Too many Americans believe in the possibility of a free lunch. Politicians exploit that gullibility. The unpleasant task of a good economist is to teach that fundamental principle: One cannot get something for nothing.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 20:00

Clinton and Sanders and Progressivism

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders seek to claim the "progressive" mantle. Both claim the other is not a true progressive.

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