College lunacy that should disgust you

by Walter Williams -- As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all. Hampshire College will offer some more…

Is free trade causing job loss?

by Walter Williams -- International trade figures heavily in the presidential race. Presidential candidate Donald Trump said, "Hillary Clinton unleashed a trade war against the American worker when she supported one terrible more…

The abandonment of traditional values

by Walter Williams -- One of the unavoidable consequences of youth is the tendency to think behavior we see today has always been. I'd like to dispute that vision, at least as more…

How the fat, ugly guy gets the girl

by Walter Williams -- What economists call an ability to make "compensating differences" is a valuable tool in everyone's arsenal. If people are prohibited from doing so, they are always worse off. more…

What can racial discrimination explain?

by Walter Williams -- A guiding principle for physicians is primum non nocere, the Latin expression for "first, do no harm." In order not to do harm, whether it's with medicine or more…

Challenges for black Americans, Part II

by Walter Williams -- (Editor's note: This is Part II of a two-part series on challenges to black Americans. Read Part I here.) The prospects for a better future are nearly hopeless more…

Challenges for black Americans

by Walter Williams -- President Barack Obama and his first attorney general, Eric Holder, called for an honest conversation about race. Holder even called us "a nation of cowards" because we were more…

Trade & tariffs: Thinking beyond stage 1

by Walter Williams -- A recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Commerce dramatically increased tariffs on some Chinese steel products, such as cold-rolled steel, which is used to make appliances, cars more…

Multiculturalism: Inconsistent with liberty

by Walter Williams -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has "utterly failed," adding that it was an illusion to think Germans and foreign workers could "live happily side by side." more…

Put both sexes on college sports teams

by Walter Williams -- In 2008, Barack Obama promised a fundamental transformation of America. Where that promise has gone unfulfilled the most is in areas of sexual and racial discrimination. What's worse more…