How much more till the rich pay their 'fair share'?

by Walter Williams -- Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their more…

5 stupid ideas still taught on campus

by Walter Williams -- As George Orwell said, "Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them." Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and more…

Black people: Find some new heroes

by Walter Williams -- Let's throw out a few numbers so we can put in perspective the NFL players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem. Many say they more…

University: 'Not a Day Care'

by Walter Williams -- Our college-age population consists mostly of 18- to 30-year-olds, and likewise our armed forces. I wonder whether they shared common responses to the 2016 presidential election. Many college more…

How to continue black misery in perpetuity

by Walter Williams -- That the problems of today's black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident more…

Who's to blame for confiscatory taxes? All of us

by Walter Williams -- The largest threat to our prosperity is government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article I, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution. Federal spending in 2017 more…

How razing statues will help black America

by Walter 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 more…

Asian lives -- and students -- matter

by Walter Williams -- Earlier this month, the New York Times ran an article titled "U.S. Rights Unit Shifts to Study Anti-white Bias" on its front page. The article says that President more…

The truth about Charlottesville donnybrook

by Walter 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 more…

Let's force women to be engineers!

by Walter 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 more…