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…

How job destruction makes us richer

by Walter Williams -- Here's what President Barack Obama said about our high rate of unemployment in an interview with NBC's Ann Curry: "The other thing that happened, though – and this more…

Blame Bush for teachers cheating?

by Walter Williams -- Last December, I reported on Harvard University professor Stephan Thernstrom's essay "Minorities in College – Good News, But ...," on Minding the Campus, a website sponsored by the more…

Failing Liberty 101

by Walter Williams -- A recent Superman comic book has the hero saying, "I am renouncing my U.S. citizenship" because "truth, justice, and the American way – it's not enough anymore." Though more…