Profiling needed

by Walter Williams -- Standing in long lines to pass through airport security, I thought: Where's racial and sexual profiling now when it can benefit most, if not all, passengers? You say: more…

Unfinished civil-rights agenda

by Walter Williams -- When the NAACP, Urban League and black politicians talk about civil rights, they talk mostly about how many blacks are in college, the racial composition of schools and more…

Business and government

by Walter Williams -- Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, published "The Wealth of Nations" in 1776. His laissez faire economics played a significant role in the libertarian market philosophy surrounding more…

Elitist contempt for American values

by Walter Williams -- College campuses are home to elitists who are out of touch with and have contempt for American values. Let's look at some of their statements after the recent more…

What's wrong with education?

by Walter Williams -- Here are some test questions. Question 1: Which of the following is equal to a quarter of a million? (a) 40,000 (b) 250,000 (c) 2,500,000 (d) 1/4,000,000 or more…

Vultures and looters gather

by Walter Williams -- Vultures and looters can always be expected in the wake of tragedies – they take advantage of increased opportunities to steal. Looters were arrested in New York, caught more…

Protection prerequisites

by Walter Williams -- Aren't you a bit perplexed at how rapidly our FBI and CIA identified, arrested or detained so many people involved in the terrorist attack? The answer's easy: The more…

There's no free lunch

by Walter Williams -- Each semester, I spend a few minutes explaining to my students, both graduate and undergraduate, the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Why? Mother Nature permits us to more…

Airport safety regulations

by Walter Williams -- Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta – Czar Norman – has ordered new, ill-thought-out, oppressive airline regulations in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Among them: a ban more…

Reaping the whirlwind

by Walter Williams -- The recent terrorist attacks suggest that it might be time to re-examine our foreign policy. What should that foreign policy be? Part of the answer might lie in more…