Walter E. Williams: Slavery

Walter E. Williams: Slavery

By Walter E. Williams Too many people believe that slavery is a “peculiar institution.” That’s what Kenneth Stampp called slavery in his book, “Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South.” But slavery is by no means peculiar, odd or unusual. It was common among ancient peoples such as the Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, Greeks, Persians, […]

Walter E. Williams: Minimum wage cruelty

Walter E. Williams: Minimum wage cruelty

By Walter E. Williams There are political movements to push the federal minimum hourly wage to $15. Raising the minimum wage has popular support among Americans. Their reasons include fighting poverty, preventing worker exploitation and providing a living wage. For the most part, the intentions behind the support for raising the minimum wage are decent. […]

Walter E. Williams: Colleges, the islands of intolerance

Walter E. Williams: Colleges, the islands of intolerance

By Walter E. Williams Is there no limit to the level of disgusting behavior on college campuses that parents, taxpayers, donors and legislators will accept? 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 […]

Walter E. Williams: Were Confederate generals traitors?

Walter E. Williams: Were Confederate generals traitors?

By Walter E. Williams My “Rewriting American History” column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, who fought against the Union. Victors of wars get to write the history, and […]

Walter E. Williams: A new twist on teaching economics

Walter E. Williams: A new twist on teaching economics

By Walter E. Williams Greg Caskey is a 27-year-old Abington, Pennsylvania, native who is a social sciences teacher at Delaware Military Academy. The academy is a thriving charter high school in Wilmington, Delaware, that was founded in 2003 by two retired military officers, Charles Baldwin and Jack Wintermantel. Students from all socio-economic backgrounds attend the […]

Walter E. Williams: Rewriting American history

Walter E. Williams: Rewriting American history

By Walter E. Williams George Orwell said, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” In the former USSR, censorship, rewriting of history and eliminating undesirable people became part of Soviets’ effort to ensure that the correct ideological and political spin was put on their […]

Walter E. Williams: Democrats’ hoodwinking of blacks

Walter E. Williams: Democrats’ hoodwinking of blacks

By Walter E. Williams Ask any black person which political party has been black people’s political ally. With near unanimity, blacks would answer the Democratic Party. Asked which political party has been hostile to blacks, they’d say the Republican Party with similar unanimity. For better answers, check out Prager University’s five-minute clip “The Inconvenient Truth […]

Walter E. Williams: Overpopulation hoax

Walter E. Williams: Overpopulation hoax

By Walter E. Williams In 1798, Thomas Malthus wrote “An Essay on the Principle of Population.” He predicted that mankind’s birthrate would outstrip our ability to grow food and would lead to mass starvation. Malthus’ wrong predictions did not deter Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich from making a similar prediction. In his 1968 best-seller, “The […]

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 […]

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