Affirmative action or racism?

by Walter Williams -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear Grutter and Gratz vs. Bollinger, a case challenging the University of Michigan's racial preferences, and President Bush's submitting an amicus curiae more…

Third-world poverty myths

by Walter Williams -- A typical belief among the world's foreign aid agencies is there's a "vicious cycle of poverty" that makes economic development virtually impossible for the world's poor nations. This more…

Government against its citizens

by Walter Williams -- Democrat Mary Landrieu's successful Louisiana senatorial race against Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell highlights some of the less appreciated and uglier aspects of American politics. America's sugar producers more…

Washington's education establishment

by Walter Williams -- "Fiddling Whilst Rome Burns" was my column two weeks ago. It looked at the disastrous state of education in the nation's capitol, where at only one of the more…

Fiddling whilst Rome burns

by Walter Williams -- Casey Lartigue, policy analyst for the Washington, D.C., based Cato Institute, has written a report in the Dec. 10 issue of Policy Analysis that constitutes a devastating indictment more…

Double standards

by Walter Williams -- During World War II, ex-Ku Klux Klansman, now U.S. senator, Robert Byrd vowed never to fight "with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand more…

Middle East peace recipe

by Walter Williams -- Frederic Bastiat, 19th-century French economist, predicted, "If goods don't cross borders, troops will." That's precisely the theme of a July 1 Weekly Standard article written by my Israeli more…

Taxation 101

by Walter Williams -- We need government, and that means taxes. But when we think about government spending, and the taxes needed to finance its spending, we should also think of the more…

Non-politically correct thinking

by Walter Williams -- There're lots of terms used in ways that have great emotional worth but little analytical value. Take the term discrimination. When selecting a wife, some 43 years ago, more…