China trade: Myths vs. reality

by Walter Williams -- Republicans and Democrats, liberals as well as conservatives, have bought into anti-Chinese trade demagoguery. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that tariffs against China are a "key part more…

Define 'fairness,' Mr. President

by Walter Williams -- The most prevalent theme in President Barack Obama's Dec. 6 Osawatomie, Kan., speech was the need for greater "fairness." In fact, though the president never defined the term more…

The moral way to pay

by Walter Williams -- Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, in his New York Times column titled "Free to Die" (Sept. 15, 2011), pointed out that back in 1980, his late fellow Nobel more…

Who's to blame for the 1-percenters

by Walter Williams -- Benefiting from a hint from an article titled "Is Harry Potter Making You Poorer?" – written by my colleague Dr. John Goodman, president of the Dallas-based National Center more…

Should the rich be condemned?

by Walter Williams -- Thomas Edison invented the incandescent bulb, the phonograph, the DC motor and other items in everyday use and became wealthy by doing so. Thomas Watson founded IBM and more…

The fraud of 'growing poverty' in U.S.

by Walter Williams -- According to CBS News, "the number of people in the U.S. living in poverty in 2010 rose for the fourth year in a row, representing the largest number more…

How 'good' intentions harm black workers

by Walter Williams -- Overall U.S. unemployment is 9.1 percent. For white adults, it's 8 percent, and for white teens, 23 percent. Black adult unemployment stands at 17 percent, and for black more…

Corporations: Mere government tax collectors

by Walter Williams -- Many Wall Street occupiers are echoing the Communist Party USA's call to "Save the nation! Tax corporations! Tax the rich!" There are other Americans, on both the left more…

Democracy in Arab lands? It's virtually impossible

by Walter Williams -- After Moammar Gadhafi's downfall as Libya's tyrannical ruler, politicians and "experts" in the U.S. and elsewhere, including French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, are saying that his death marked more…

The absurdity of protesting profit

by Walter Williams -- The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are demanding "people before profits" – as if profit motivation were the source of mankind's troubles – when it's often the absence of more…