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…

Why rich celebrities aren't being demonized

by Walter Williams -- President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have led increasingly successful efforts to pit Americans against one another through the politics of hate and envy. Attacking CEO salaries, more…

How to tell if you're a racist

by Walter Williams -- Years ago it was easy to be a racist. All you had to be was a white person using some of the racial epithets that are routinely used more…

New Homestead Act to save Social Security?

by Walter Williams -- Politicians who are principled enough to point out the fraud of Social Security, referring to it as a lie and Ponzi scheme, are under siege. Acknowledgment of Social more…

Time to wean people off government

by Walter Williams -- What's the common thread between Europe's financial mess, particularly among the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain), and the financial mess in the U.S.? That question could more…