Africa: A tragic continent

by Walter Williams -- Here's how my Aug. 11, 2003, column began: "Anyone who believes President Bush's Africa initiative, including sending U.S. troops to Liberia, will amount to more than a hill more…

Embarrassing economists commit malpractice

by Walter Williams -- So as to give some perspective, I'm going to ask readers for their guesses about human behavior before explaining my embarrassment by some of my fellow economists. Suppose more…

FDA's invisible victims

by Walter Williams -- The Food and Drug Administration can make two types of errors. It can approve a drug that has dangerous unanticipated side effects, or it can reject or delay more…

Teachers' ongoing indoctrination of our kids

by Walter Williams -- Students at several Jefferson County, Colorado, high schools walked out to protest the school board's recently proposed curriculum review committee that seeks to promote patriotism, respect for authority, more…

Are Australian sharks really sexist?

by Walter Williams -- How many times have we heard laments such as "women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs" and, as the Justice more…

Multiculturalism: Lethal to Western values

by Walter Williams -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has "utterly failed." Both Australia's ex-Prime Minister John Howard and Spain's ex-Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same more…

Why there's so much money in politics

by Walter Williams -- At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Mrs. Michelle Obama remarked, "So, yeah, there's too much money in politics. There's (sic) special interests that have too much influence." more…

Why don't gays pay more for insurance?

by Walter Williams -- There are things that really puzzle me. Some life insurance companies charge lower premiums if you haven't made a life-shortening lifestyle choice. Being a nonsmoker is one of more…

Blacks must confront reality

by Walter Williams -- 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 more…