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…

Gov. Perry's right about Social Security

by Walter Williams -- During the recent GOP presidential debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that Social Security is a "monstrous lie" and a "Ponzi scheme." More and more people are coming more…

Too much higher education

by Walter Williams -- Too much of anything is just as much a misallocation of resources as it is too little, and that applies to higher education just as it applies to more…

The record of black political leaders

by Walter Williams -- At one of last month's Congressional Black Caucus-sponsored "job fairs," Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., told the audience: "This is the effort that we're seeing of Jim Crow. Some more…