Economic lunacy

by Walter Williams -- Here are a couple of newspaper headlines following Florida's bout with hurricane disasters: "Storms create lucrative times," St. Petersburg Times (Sept. 30, 2004), and "Economic growth from hurricanes more…

Why we're a divided nation

by Walter Williams -- Recent elections pointed to deepening divisions among American people, but has anyone given serious thought to just why? I have part of the answer, which starts off with more…

Is politics the way?

by Walter Williams -- Black politicians and the civil-rights establishment take it as an act of faith that progress for black people requires racial politics and government programs. How about examining this more…

How should you vote?

by Walter Williams -- When you vote for a member of the House of Representatives or the Senate, what should be your selection criteria? I'm all too afraid that most Americans, were more…

Political demagoguery

by Walter Williams -- Politicians have a field day misleading Americans who, as a result of having been dumbed down by our education system, can't think, reason or analyze. How many times more…

School violence toleration

by Walter Williams -- I'm wondering just when parents, especially poor minorities, will refuse to tolerate day-to-day school conditions that most parents wouldn't dream of tolerating. Lisa Snell, director of the Education more…

Believe it or not

by Walter Williams -- Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., enforces an academic policy that defies belief. Say I'm a freshman taking your class in biology. I learn little from your lectures, assigned more…

American despotism

by Walter Williams -- Last week, Washington Post columnist George Will penned a column "Despotism in New London" (Sept. 19, 2004). In it, he described how Connecticut's Supreme Court, by a 4-to-3 more…

Productive inequality

by Walter Williams -- Shaquille O'Neal ($32 million), Tiger Woods ($80 million), Oprah Winfrey ($210 million), Barry Bonds ($23 million), Mel Gibson ($210 million) and Lance Armstrong ($19 million) are at or more…

Dangers of no tax liability

by Walter Williams -- In last week's column, I reported on the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation's study that estimated that 44 percent of income earners will legally have no 2004 federal income more…