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…

Liberty lost

by Walter Williams -- What laws are we morally obligated to obey? Help with the answer can be found in "Economic Liberty and the Constitution," a 66-page pamphlet by Jacob G. Hornberger, more…

Ominous parallels

by Walter Williams -- People are beginning to compare Barack Obama's administration to the failed administration of Jimmy Carter, but a better comparison is to the Roosevelt administration of the 1930s and more…

Jet tax is useless – and Obama knows it

by Walter Williams -- President Barack Obama has called for a luxury tax on corporate jets as a means to generate revenue to fight federal deficits. The president's economic advisers ought to more…

How the ins keep the outs out

by Walter Williams -- What does it take to be able to own and operate a taxi and earn $30,000, $40,000 or more a year? You need to purchase a used car more…