Blacks: Progressives' 'stalking horses'

by Walter Williams -- When hunting was the major source of food, hunters often used stalking horses as a means of sneaking up on their prey. They would synchronize their steps on more…

Individual ignorance vs. government stupidity

by Walter Williams -- One of the most challenging and important jobs for an economics professor is to teach students how little we know and can possibly know. My longtime friend and more…

Let's help our traumatized media friends

by Walter Williams -- I am not nearly so coldhearted and unsympathetic toward the mainstream media as some of my conservative friends, such as Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, more…

Academics' undermining of America

by Walter Williams -- Our nation's leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Though typical Democrats and Republicans do not have more…

How much more till the rich pay their 'fair share'?

by Walter Williams -- Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their more…

5 stupid ideas still taught on campus

by Walter Williams -- As George Orwell said, "Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them." Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and more…

Black people: Find some new heroes

by Walter Williams -- Let's throw out a few numbers so we can put in perspective the NFL players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem. Many say they more…

University: 'Not a Day Care'

by Walter Williams -- Our college-age population consists mostly of 18- to 30-year-olds, and likewise our armed forces. I wonder whether they shared common responses to the 2016 presidential election. Many college more…

How to continue black misery in perpetuity

by Walter Williams -- That the problems of today's black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident more…

Who's to blame for confiscatory taxes? All of us

by Walter Williams -- The largest threat to our prosperity is government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article I, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution. Federal spending in 2017 more…