Walter E. Williams: We’re all to blame

Walter E. Williams: We’re all to blame

By Walter E. Williams The largest threat to our prosperity is government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Federal spending in 2017 will top $4 trillion. Social Security, at $1 trillion, will take up most of it. Medicare ($582 billion) and Medicaid ($404 billion) are […]

Walter E. Williams: Liberals in a tizzy

Walter E. Williams: Liberals in a tizzy

By Walter E. Williams Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis from Stone Mountain in Georgia. Allow me to speculate […]

Walter E. Williams: Racial lies and racism

Walter E. Williams: Racial lies and racism

By Walter E. Williams Earlier this month, The New York Times ran an article titled “U.S. Rights Unit Shifts to Study Antiwhite Bias” on its front page. The article says that President Donald Trump’s Justice Department’s civil rights division is going to investigate and sue universities whose affirmative action admissions policies discriminate against white applicants. […]

Walter E. Williams: Charlottesville donnybrook

Walter E. Williams: Charlottesville donnybrook

By Walter E. Williams Charlottesville, Virginia, a city named after Britain’s first black queen, was the scene of a bloody riot Saturday, Aug. 12. The fray resulted in the death of one woman, who was mowed down by a car; plus, there were many other people injured. Have politicians and the news media told the […]

Walter E. Williams: Women and men are equal

Walter E. Williams: Women and men are equal

By Walter E. Williams Google fired software engineer James Damore for writing a 10-page memo critical of the company’s diversity policy. The memo violated the company’s code of conduct by “advancing harmful gender stereotypes” by suggesting that biological factors were part of the cause for the male/female gap in the tech industry. I shall make […]

Walter E. Williams: Is college education worth it?

Walter E. Williams: Is college education worth it?

By Walter E. Williams August is the month when parents bid farewell to not only their college-bound youngsters but also a sizable chunk of cash for tuition. More than 18 million students attend our more than 4,300 degree-granting institutions. A question parents, their college-bound youngsters and taxpayers should ask: Is college worth it? Let’s look […]

Walter E. Williams: Western values are superior

Walter E. Williams: Western values are superior

By Walter E. Williams Here’s part of President Donald Trump’s speech in Poland: “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do […]

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 […]

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