Using slavery to trash the founders

by Walter Williams -- Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., referring to his race and the Constitution on John Stossel's recent show "The State Against Blacks," said, "I wasn't even considered three-fifths of a more…

America's black racists

by Walter Williams -- The late South African economist William Hutt, in his 1964 book, "The Economics of the Colour Bar," said that one of the supreme tragedies of the human condition more…

Our moral dilemma

by Walter Williams -- Most of our nation's problems are a direct result of our being immune, hostile or indifferent to several moral questions. Let's start out with the simple and move more…

Love of Constitution = stupidity?

by Walter Williams -- There are a lot of things, large and small, that irk me. One of them is our tendency to evaluate a presidential candidate based on his intelligence or more…

Do we deserve our fate?

by Walter Williams -- The latest Social Security Trustees Report tells us that the program will be insolvent by the year 2037. The combined unfunded liability of Social Security and Medicare has more…

Common sense vs. nonsense

by Walter Williams -- William J. McGee, the consumer advocate on the Department of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee, wrote "Forcing the F.A.A. to Fly Blind" in the New York Times more…

Understanding the liberal vision

by Walter Williams -- The liberal vision of government is easily understood and makes perfect sense if one acknowledges their misunderstanding and implied assumptions about the sources of income. Their vision helps more…

Minimum wage harms blacks the most

by Walter Williams -- As if more proof were needed about the minimum wage's devastating effects, yet another study has reached the same conclusion. Last week, two labor economists, professors William Even more…

Let's just blame speculators

by Walter Williams -- Here's a non-rocket-science question: If you expect a reduced harvest of wheat, corn, rice or any other commodity some time in the future, what would be the wise more…

Smugglers as heroes

by Walter Williams -- Smugglers are heroes of sorts. The essence of what a smuggler offers is: "Government tyrants want to either prevent or interfere with peaceable voluntary exchange among individuals. I more…