Tethered citizens

by Walter Williams -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." That captures the essence of "Tethered Citizens: Time to Repeal more…

Liberty's greatest advocate

by Walter Williams -- June 30 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederic Bastiat. If one were to list the top 10 advocates of liberty, French philosopher-economist Bastiat would rank more…

American contempt for rule of law

by Walter Williams -- What should be the characteristics of laws in a free society? Let's think about baseball rules (laws) as a means to approach this question. Some players, through no more…

Racial double standards

by Walter Williams -- A measure of accommodation is accorded children because they are not adults and thus not to be held to the same accountability standards. But should that same accommodation more…

Helping small, hurting big

by Walter Williams -- I buy more from my grocer than he buys from me. I buy more from my auto dealer than he buys from me. The trade imbalance doesn't stop more…

Slavery reparations

by Walter Williams -- Today, there are increasing numbers of black professionals and scholars advocating reparations for slavery. New York Times staff writer Tamar Lewin, in her June 3 article "Calls for more…

Ignorance or contempt?

by Walter Williams -- Congressmen, presidents and Supreme Court justices take an oath of office swearing to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. As if the Constitution itself isn't clear about what more…

Inept teacher training

by Walter Williams -- American education will never be improved until we address a problem seen as too delicate to discuss. That problem is teacher philosophy and incompetence. If we were serious more…

Orchestrating energy disaster

by Walter Williams -- One needn't be a rocket scientist to create California's energy problems. According to the California Energy Commission, from 1996 to 1999 electricity demand, stimulated by a booming economy, more…

America's amnesia

by Walter Williams -- Arthur M. Schlesinger wrote in "The Disuniting of America": "History is to the nation ... as memory is to the individual. An individual deprived of memory becomes disoriented more…