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

July 18, 2017, 9:01 AM EDT
Too many people believe that slavery is a "peculiar institution."
July 11, 2017, 8:57 AM EDT
Let's examine the effects of increases in minimum wages.
July 5, 2017, 5:20 AM EDT
Colleges have become islands of intolerance, and as with fish, the rot begins at the head. Let's examine some recent episodes representative of a general trend and ask ourselves why we should tolerate it plus pay for it.
June 27, 2017, 8:37 AM EDT
Let's look at some of the facts and ask: Did the South have a right to secede from the Union?
June 20, 2017, 9:31 AM EDT
What Greg Caskey's put together is a nonthreatening approach to economics for the novice — and for those who believe they are beyond the novice level.
June 13, 2017, 9:04 AM EDT
Today there are efforts to rewrite history in the U.S., albeit the punishment is not so draconian as that in the Soviet Union.
June 6, 2017, 8:35 AM EDT
Ask any black person which political party has been black people's political ally.
May 30, 2017, 3:59 PM EDT
The greatest threat to mankind's prosperity is government, not population growth.
May 23, 2017, 8:20 AM EDT
Why is there conflict? The answer is simple. Schools are run by government.
May 16, 2017, 8:44 AM EDT
Parents, taxpayers and donors have little idea of the levels of lunacy.
May 9, 2017, 8:39 AM EDT
May Day celebrations were held all across the fruited plain, with leftist radicals and unionists worshipping the ideals of communism.
May 2, 2017, 9:20 AM EDT
How much of a problem is it when there is a deficit?
April 25, 2017, 8:24 AM EDT
Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom.
April 18, 2017, 9:02 AM EDT
Black Americans have made the greatest gains.
April 11, 2017, 8:45 AM EDT
Our institutions of higher learning have been infected with a spreading cancer.
April 4, 2017, 8:56 AM EDT
Profiling is needlessly a misunderstood concept.
March 28, 2017, 9:07 AM EDT
Students know there is nothing a teacher can do.
March 21, 2017, 8:47 AM EDT
Determining one's own sex used to be a simple matter.
March 14, 2017, 8:51 AM EDT
Let me outline some fundamental principles of liberty.
March 7, 2017, 9:17 AM EST
Americans should not allow what is going on at colleges to continue.