Needed: More female boilermakers

by Walter Williams -- Rick Santorum's speech at the Detroit Economic Club stirred a bit of controversy when he said: "I'm not about equality of result when it comes to income inequality. more…

Math matters: America's innumeracy

by Walter Williams -- If one manages to graduate from high school without the rudiments of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, there are certain relatively high-paying careers probably off-limits for life – such more…

The enabling of black thuggery in schools

by Walter Williams -- The Philadelphia Inquirer's big story Feb. 4 was about how a budget crunch at the Philadelphia School District had caused the district to lay off 91 school police more…

Economic chaos ahead

by Walter Williams -- Let's think about the kind of mess that we're in. Federal 2010 Medicare and Medicaid expenditures totaled $800 billion. The projected annual growth of both programs is about more…

Obama's racial politics

by Walter Williams -- There's been a heap of criticism placed upon President Barack Obama's domestic policies that have promoted government intrusion and prolonged our fiscal crisis and his foreign policies that more…

When the teacher is the dunce

by Walter Williams -- Larry Sand's article "No Wonder Johnny (Still) Can't Read" – written for The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, based in Raleigh, N.C. – blames schools more…

Obama's nonsensical economics

by Walter Williams -- Last week, President Barack Obama, at a Capital Hilton fundraising event, told the crowd, "We can't go back to this brand of you're-on-your-own economics." Throughout my professional career more…

In greed I trust

by Walter Williams -- Last week's column started off asking: "What human motivation gets the most wonderful things done?" The answer is that human greed is what gets wonderful things done. I more…

I love greed

by Walter Williams -- What human motivation gets the most wonderful things done? It's really a silly question, because the answer is so simple. It turns out that it's human greed that more…

Gullible Americans

by Walter Williams -- National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Deborah Hersman has called for states to mandate a total ban on cell phone usage while driving. She has also encouraged electronics manufacturers more…