You don't have to stay poor

by Walter Williams -- No one can blame you if you start out in life poor, because how you start is not your fault. If you stay poor, you're to blame because more…

Laws that violate freedom of association

by Walter Williams -- Here's a question: What is the true test of one's commitment to freedom of expression? Is it when one permits others to express ideas with which he agrees? more…

The university's attempt to re-educate me

by Walter Williams -- This week begins my 34th year serving on George Mason University's distinguished economics faculty. You might imagine my surprise when I received a letter from its Office of more…

Progressives' patronizing of blacks

by Walter Williams -- Sometimes I wonder when black people will reject the patronizing insults of white progressives and their black handmaidens. After CNN's Piers Morgan's interview with the key witness in more…

Washington's energy manipulation

by Walter Williams -- Why is it that natural gas sells in the U.S. for $3.94 per 1,000 cubic feet and in Europe and Japan for $11.60 and $17, respectively? Part of more…

Blacks betray civil-rights leaders

by Walter Williams -- One can't imagine the fear in the hearts of the parents of those nine black students who walked past shouting placard-carrying mobs as they entered Little Rock Central more…

Black self-sabotage

by Walter Williams -- If we put ourselves into the shoes of racists who seek to sabotage black upward mobility, we couldn't develop a more effective agenda than that followed by civil more…

In defense of profiling

by Walter Williams -- Police Capt. Louis Renault, played by Claude Rains in the 1942 movie "Casablanca," in the wake of the shooting of a Nazi officer, ordered his men to "round more…

What Egyptians need most

by Walter Williams -- What Egyptian citizens must recognize is that political liberty thrives best where there's a large measure of economic liberty. The Egyptian people are not the problem; it's the more…

The black education tragedy

by Walter Williams -- As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face more…