Economic stupidity

by Walter Williams -- Imagine that you and I are in a rowboat. I commit the stupid act of shooting a hole in my end of the boat. Would it be intelligent more…

From whence comes income?

by Walter Williams -- Here's part of a letter from a reader: "A hard-working, conscientious person can earn $10,000 a year in a fast-food restaurant. At the same time, movie stars and more…

Call it as it is

by Walter Williams -- There's considerable unnecessary confusion and debate on public policy issues that would be more intelligently discussed and resolved if we'd say what is actually meant rather than using more…

Does political power mean economic power?

by Walter Williams -- Much of the '60s and '70s civil-rights rhetoric was that black political power was necessary for economic power. In 1967, Clevelanders heeded Malcolm X's infamous "The Ballot or more…

Ruled by scoundrels

by Walter Williams -- The March 10 issue of Human Events carried a special report on the 10 most outrageous government programs. Their 18 judges included conservative-libertarians such as former Rep. Dick more…

High-powered war technology

by Walter Williams -- Early March, Mrs. Williams and I abandoned the snow and the cold to vacation in Panama City, Fla. We savored the hospitality of our many friends, not to more…

Market wonders

by Walter Williams -- We've all seen gasoline prices rising – is that good news or bad news? Congress could enact price controls and "odd and even" days for gasoline purchases like more…

Congress' insidious discrimination

by Walter Williams -- There's a little-known law called the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931. It remains on the books today. Before saying what the law is and its effects, let me run more…

Different visions, different policy

by Walter Williams -- We're often confronted by the enigma of decent people professing identical goals but advocating polar opposite policies. Sometimes the political alignment is seen as conservative vs. liberal where, more…

Affirmative-action bake sale

by Walter Williams -- Not all college students support racial preferences, and some UCLA students made their feelings known in a highly innovative way. In early February, Bruin Republicans organized a campus more…