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

August 30, 2016, 8:36 AM EDT
Entry restrictions are not necessarily a racial issue.
August 23, 2016, 8:48 AM EDT
As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.
August 16, 2016, 8:48 AM EDT
Manufacturing job loss is a worldwide phenomenon.
August 10, 2016, 8:24 AM EDT
One of the unavoidable consequences of youth is the tendency to think behavior we see today has always been.
August 3, 2016, 10:56 AM EDT
What economists call an ability to make "compensating differences" is a valuable tool in everyone's arsenal.
July 27, 2016, 8:18 AM EDT
How much of what we see is caused by current racial discrimination?
July 20, 2016, 7:13 AM EDT
The bottom line is that only black people can solve our problems.
July 13, 2016, 9:36 AM EDT
Black people need to have frank conversations among ourselves.
July 6, 2016, 9:29 AM EDT
There is an ignorance of being able to think beyond stage one when evaluating public policy.
June 29, 2016, 9:48 AM EDT
Western values are superior to all others.
June 22, 2016, 9:28 AM EDT
In 2008, Barack Obama promised a fundamental transformation of America.
June 15, 2016, 9:21 AM EDT
It seems most Americans do not want a constitutionally bound Congress.
June 9, 2016, 9:29 AM EDT
The saddest aspect of the minimum wage story is the damage it does to human beings.
May 25, 2016, 11:42 AM EDT
In these modern times, reality is coming to be seen as optional.
May 18, 2016, 10:32 AM EDT
George Mason University School of Law has just been renamed the Antonin Scalia School of Law in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Accompanying the name change was a receipt of a $30 million gift: $10 million from the Charles Koch Foundation and $20 million from an anonymous donor. The combination of the names of Scalia and Koch has led to a number of George Mason University faculty getting their panties in a bunch — and understandably so. Let's look at it.
May 10, 2016, 7:09 AM EDT
Most black politicians, ministers, civil rights advocates and professionals support Hillary Clinton's quest for the presidency. Whoever becomes the next president, whether it's a Democrat or Republican, will mean little or nothing in terms of solutions to major problems that confront many black people.
May 3, 2016, 6:31 AM EDT
To teach young people, particularly young men, Benjamin Franklin's admonition that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is a challenging task. But it is the job of adults to get such common-sense messages across, even at the cost of leftist condemnation.
April 26, 2016, 5:55 AM EDT
My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral.
April 20, 2016, 4:33 AM EDT
Liberal politicians claim that health care is a right. Nowadays, we also hear aout rights to decent housing, good food, a decent job, and for senior citizens, there's a right to prescription drugs. In a free and moral society, do people have these rights? Let's look at it.
April 12, 2016, 5:57 AM EDT
Our Founding Fathers struggled mightily over the issue of slavery. Let us look at some of that struggle.