Blame Americans, not politicians

by Walter Williams -- National debt is over $14 trillion, the federal budget deficit is $1.4 trillion, and, depending on whose estimates are used, the unfunded liability or indebtedness of the federal more…

Why we're a divided nation

by Walter Williams -- Some Americans have strong, sometimes unyielding preferences for Mac computers, while most others have similarly strong preferences for PCs and wouldn't be caught dead using a Mac. Some more…

Were past presidents constitutionally ignorant?

by Walter Williams -- Here's the House of Representatives' new rule: "A bill or joint resolution may not be introduced unless the sponsor has submitted for printing in the Congressional Record a more…

Fewer manufacturing jobs a good thing

by Walter Williams -- So many statements we accept as true, plausible or beyond question; but are they? Let's look at a couple of important ones: global warming and U.S. manufacturing decline. more…

Free trade and my new Lexus

by Walter Williams -- At first blush, the mercantilists' call for "free trade but fair trade" sounds reasonable. After all, who can be against fairness? Giving the idea just a bit of more…

The disaster of black education

by Walter Williams -- Harvard University professor Stephan Thernstrom's recent essay, "Minorities in College – Good News, But ...," in Minding the Campus (Nov. 4, 2010), a website sponsored by the New more…

A nation of thieves

by Walter Williams -- Dr. Thomas Sowell, in "Dismantling America," said in reference to President Obama, "That such an administration could be elected in the first place, headed by a man whose more…

Government immorality

by Walter Williams -- Immorality in government lies at the heart of our nation's problems. Deficits, debt and runaway government are merely symptoms. What's moral and immoral conduct can be complicated, but more…

Minimum wage, maximum folly

by Walter Williams -- How about this: The law of gravity is applicable to the behavior of falling objects on the U.S. mainland but not applicable on our Pacific Ocean territories Samoa more…

Health tyrants and their insidious ways

by Walter Williams -- Do federal, state and local governments have a right to intervene in our lives when it comes to choices affecting our health? Recently, the San Francisco Board of more…