Tyrants and human nature

by Walter Williams -- The agendas of liberals, progressives and assorted tyrants desperately depend on the aspects of human nature they often condemn, such as acquisitiveness, profit motive, self-interestedness and greed. This more…

Think with your brain, not with your heart

by Walter Williams -- One of the more difficult lessons to teach economics neophytes – and, many times, trained economists – is that economic theory cannot say anything definitive about subjective statements, more…

The welfare state knows no color

by Walter Williams -- Anthony Daniels, who writes under the pen name Theodore Dalrymple, is a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist who tells of his experiences with his patients in "Life at more…

The college-for-all fraud

by Walter Williams -- In President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, he said that "higher education can't be a luxury. It is an economic imperative that every family in more…

Why I am held to a lower standard?

by Walter Williams -- Back in 2009, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said we were "a nation of cowards" on matters of race. Permit me to be brave and run a few more…

Yes, retired Americans are also 'takers'

by Walter Williams -- Some of the responses to my column last week, titled "Welfare state: Immoral and irredeemable," prove that Americans have been hoodwinked by Congress. Some readers protested my counting more…

Welfare state: Immoral and irredeemable

by Walter Williams -- Benjamin Franklin, statesman and signer of our Declaration of Independence, said: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more more…

The end of the republic?

by Walter Williams -- Our nation is rapidly approaching a point from which there's little chance to avoid a financial collapse. The heart of our problem can be seen as a tragedy more…

Should black people tolerate this?

by Walter Williams -- Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and more…

Should we obey all laws?

by Walter Williams -- Let's think about whether all acts of Congress deserve our respect and obedience. Suppose Congress enacted a law – and the Supreme Court ruled it constitutional – requiring more…