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…

How to control Congress' big spenders

by Walter Williams -- Let's assume that each of our 535 members of Congress cares about the destructive impact of deficits and debt on the future of our country. Regardless of party, more…

Whom to blame for 'evil' trade deficits

by Walter Williams -- At the recent Group of 20 (G 20) meeting, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner called upon the largest industrialized economies to get their current account balance – more…

Black Confederates – not an oxymoron

by Walter Williams -- One tragedy of war is that its victors write its history and often do so with bias and dishonesty. That's true about our War of 1861, erroneously called more…