The case against tarriffs

by Walter Williams -- It was Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman who made famous the adage, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." Professor Friedman could have added that there is more…

Black pawns for white liberals

by Walter Williams -- Ordinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority. That agenda makes for more black crime victims. Let's look more…

'Substitution effect' of the minimum wage

by Walter Williams -- There is little question in most academic research that increases in the minimum wage lead to increases in unemployment. The debatable issue is the magnitude of the increase. more…

Civilized behavior: Left vs. right

by Walter Williams -- One can only imagine the widespread media, political and intellectual condemnation of Republicans and conservatives if, after the inauguration of Barack Obama, they had gone on a violent more…

Universities cave to snowflakes

by Walter Williams -- One wonders just how far spineless college administrators will go when it comes to caving in to the demands of campus snowflakes. For those unfamiliar with the term more…

International trade thuggery

by Walter Williams -- President-elect Donald Trump's threats against American companies looking to relocate in foreign countries have won favorable review from many quarters. Support comes from those alarmed about trade deficits, more…

In the left's wake: More black crime victims

by Walter Williams -- The FBI reported that the total number of homicides in 2015 was 15,696. Blacks were about 52 percent of homicide victims. That means about 8,100 black lives were more…

Hey, liberals, reality is not optional

by Walter Williams -- We will never understand liberals and progressives until we recognize that they often see reality as a social construct subject to being challenged and changed. For example, throughout more…

Sowell masterpiece demystifies 'wealth inequality'

by Walter Williams -- Thomas Sowell has just published a revised and enlarged edition of his classic "Wealth, Poverty and Politics." At the very beginning, he quotes Alexander Hamilton, who said, "The more…