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

September 30, 2014, 5:36 AM EDT
If our military tells us that we do have the capacity to defeat the terror threat, then the reason that we don't reflects a lack of willingness.
September 23, 2014, 4:43 AM EDT
Courts, bureaucrats and the intellectual elite have consistently concluded that "gross" disparities are probative of a pattern and practice of discrimination. Given all of the differences among people, such a position is pure nonsense.
September 16, 2014, 4:49 AM EDT
Much of the Muslim world is at war with Western civilization. There's no question that the West has the military might to thwart radical Islam's agenda. The question up for grabs is whether we have the intelligence to recognize the attack and the will to defend ourselves from annihilation.
September 9, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT
According to a 2012 Reuters poll, "Seventy-five percent of Americans feel there is too much money in politics." Let's think about money in politics, but first a few facts.
September 2, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT
Why is it acceptable for insurance companies to discriminate against smokers and the obese but not homosexuals? After all, they are all Americans and protected by the Constitution.
August 26, 2014, 4:26 AM EDT
Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. The relevant question is: How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination?
August 19, 2014, 5:47 AM EDT
Faced with the increasing costs of higher education, parents and taxpayers might like to know what they're getting for their money. Some of it is outrageous.
August 12, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT
Securing our border is not only an immigration issue but, more importantly, a national security issue.
August 5, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT
The Western anti-Semitic and anti-Israel response is amazing and somewhat disconcerting.
July 29, 2014, 5:59 AM EDT
In my opinion, there appear to be no standards of performance low enough for blacks to lose their loyalty to their black political representatives.
July 22, 2014, 5:25 AM EDT
When civil rights organizations and their progressive allies pursue special privileges for blacks in college admissions and when they attack academic performance standards as racially discriminatory, they are aiding and abetting an education establishment that delivers fraudulent education.
July 15, 2014, 4:32 AM EDT
Today's Americans tolerate what would have been unthinkable years ago.
July 8, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
Government spending is not our basic problem. We've become an immoral people demanding that Congress forcibly use one American to serve the purposes of another. Deficits and runaway national debt are merely symptoms of that larger problem.
July 1, 2014, 4:28 AM EDT
There has never been a purely free market economic system, just as there has never been a purely communist system. However, we can rank economies and see whether ones that are closer to the free market end of the economic spectrum are better or worse than ones that are closer to the communist end. Let's try it.
June 24, 2014, 4:02 AM EDT
I'd say that the education establishment has been successful beyond its wildest dreams in reducing Americans' ability to think and therefore causing them to have little knowledge of or love for our founding principles.
June 17, 2014, 5:39 AM EDT
What moral principle justifies punishing a white of today to compensate a black of today for what a white of yesterday did to a black of yesterday?
June 10, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT
There's no denying that there's risk in taking a drug or medical procedure that hasn't completed clinical trials. The question is: Who has the right to decide how much risk a person will take — he or some faceless Washington bureaucrat? In my opinion, the answer depends upon the answer to the question: Who owns you?
June 3, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT
Most who read my columns think that I'm only annoyed by politicians, growing government and Americans who have little respect or love for liberty and our Constitution. There are other things that annoy me.
May 27, 2014, 7:46 AM EDT
The average parent has no idea of the devious indoctrination going on in classrooms in many public schools. What follows are some of the lessons of the recent White Privilege conference in Madison, Wisconsin.
May 20, 2014, 4:08 AM EDT
Once they gain power, as leftists have at many universities, free speech becomes a liability and must be suppressed. This is increasingly the case on university campuses.