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…

Academic rot

by Walter Williams -- The average American, as parent, student and taxpayer, has little idea of the academic rot at so many of our colleges. Save for a tiny handful of the more…

There aren't enough rich people

by Walter Williams -- I've often said that I wish there were some humane way to get rid of the rich. If you asked why, I'd answer that getting rid of the more…

Diversity perversity

by Walter Williams -- The terms affirmative action, equal representation, preferential treatment and quotas just don't sell well. The intellectual elite and their media, government and corporate enthusiasts have come up with more…

Eric Holder's Department of Injustice

by Walter Williams -- One of the requirements to become a Dayton, Ohio, police officer is to successfully pass the city's two-part written examination. Applicants must correctly answer 57 of 86 questions more…

Economic lunacy

by Walter Williams -- Economic lunacy abounds, and often the most learned, including Nobel laureates, are its primary victims. The most recent example of economic lunacy is found in a Huffington Post more…

Obama has not increased spending!

by Walter Williams -- Within the past decade, I've written three columns titled "Deception 101," "Stubborn ignorance" and "Exploiting public ignorance," all explaining which branch of the federal government has taxing and more…

'Greatest generation' got us in this pickle

by Walter Williams -- Whether Americans realize it or not, the last decade's path of congressional spending is unsustainable. Spending must be reined in, but what spending should be cut? The Republican more…

A less perfect union

by Walter Williams -- With all of the union strife in Wisconsin, Indiana and New Jersey, and indications of more to come, it might be time to shed a bit of light more…