Walter E. Williams: How to live in peace

Walter E. Williams: How to live in peace

By Walter E. Williams Millions of people love Apple computers and wouldn’t be caught using a PC. By contrast, there are many millions of PC users who feel the same way about Apple computers. Many men like double-breasted suits, but I wouldn’t be caught dead in one. Some people swear by Cadillac cars, but my […]

Walter E. Williams: Sheer lunacy on campus

Walter E. Williams: Sheer lunacy on campus

By Walter E. Williams Parents, taxpayers and donors have little idea of the levels of lunacy, evil and lawlessness that have become features of many of today’s institutions of higher learning. Parents, taxpayers and donors who ignore or are too lazy to find out what goes on in the name of higher education are nearly […]

Walter E. Williams: What do Leftists celebrate?

Walter E. Williams: What do Leftists celebrate?

By Walter E. Williams May Day celebrations were held all across the fruited plain, with leftist radicals and unionists worshipping the ideals of communism. Communism is an ideology calling for government control over our lives. It was created by Karl Marx, who — along with his collaborator, Friedrich Engels — wrote a pamphlet called “Manifesto […]

Walter E. Williams: Trade ignorance and demagoguery

Walter E. Williams: Trade ignorance and demagoguery

By Walter E. Williams When we discuss international trade and balance of payments, there are two types of accounts. There is the current account, which includes goods and services imported and exported and receives the most political attention. In 2016, the American people imported $479 billion worth of goods and services from Chinese producers, and […]

Walter E. Williams: Environmentalists are dead wrong

Walter E. Williams: Environmentalists are dead wrong

By Walter E. Williams Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom. Let’s take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today’s environmentalists’ predictions. In 1970, when Earth Day was conceived, the late George Wald, a Nobel laureate biology professor at Harvard University, predicted, “Civilization […]

Walter E. Williams: Worse than racists

Walter E. Williams: Worse than racists

By Walter E. Williams As a group, black Americans have made the greatest gains — over some of the highest hurdles and in a very short span of time — of any racial group in mankind’s history. What’s the evidence? If one totaled up the earnings of black Americans and considered us as a separate […]

Walter E. Williams: Metastasizing academic cancer

Walter E. Williams: Metastasizing academic cancer

By Walter E. Williams The average American has little knowledge of the extent to which our institutions of higher learning have been infected with a spreading cancer. One aspect of that cancer is akin to the loyalty oaths of the 1940s and ’50s. Professors were often required to sign statements that affirmed their loyalty to […]

Walter E. Williams: Is profiling ok?

Walter E. Williams: Is profiling ok?

By Walter E. Williams Profiling is needlessly a misunderstood concept. What’s called profiling is part of the optimal stock of human behavior and something we all do. Let’s begin by describing behavior that might come under the heading of profiling. Prior to making decisions, people seek to gain information. To obtain information is costly, requiring […]

Walter E. Williams: Educational sabotage

Walter E. Williams: Educational sabotage

By Walter E. Williams Nationally, black junior high and high school students are suspended at a rate more than three times as often as their white peers, twice as often as their Latino peers and more than 10 times as often as their Asian peers. According to former Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the […]

Walter E. Williams: Transgender challenges

Walter E. Williams: Transgender challenges

By Walter E. Williams Determining one’s own sex or that of another used to be a simple matter. First, there was the matter of appearance, whether a person looked like a male or looked like a female. If appearance produced some uncertainties, one could determine sex by examining a person’s birth certificate. If appearance and […]