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…

Income inequality

by Walter Williams -- Last month, the U.S. Bureau of the Census reported its findings on income and poverty. Median real income remained constant between 2002 and 2003 at $43,000; the official more…

The power of the rich

by Walter Williams -- The truly rich don't deserve all the political hype we hear – they're only a tiny percentage of our population and not that important. According to recent U.S. more…

The appeasement disease

by Walter Williams -- President Bush's foreign-policy critics at home and abroad share characteristics and visions that have previously led to worldwide chaos and untold loss of lives. These people believe that more…

Socialism is evil, part 2

by Walter Williams -- Positive reader response to "Socialism Is Evil" was quite surprising. That column argued it was an immoral, not to mention unconstitutional, act for Congress, through the tax code, more…

Economics 101

by Walter Williams -- Economic ignorance allows us to fall easy prey to political charlatans and demagogues, so how about a little Economics 101? How many times have we heard "free tuition," more…