Democracy and economic growth

by Walter Williams -- Tidjane Thiam, writing in Newsweek's recent special edition, says democracy is vital to economic growth. As minister of planning and economic development of Cote d'Ivoire, Thiam says, "Africa more…

Majority rule equals tyranny

by Walter Williams -- The controversy surrounding this year's presidential election has led to calls to abandon the Constitution's Article II provisions for the Electoral College to select presidents. Despite the fact more…

Losing the race

by Walter Williams -- Here are just a few of the facts: One study asked middle-class black, white and Asian high school students what was the lowest grade their parents would tolerate more…

My new entitlement

by Walter Williams -- By appearance alone, no one would ever guess that next year I'll celebrate my 65th birthday. Going by this year's presidential campaign promises, simply by surviving 65 years more…

An unseen cancer on the body politic

by Walter Williams -- The social chaos seen in other countries such as sabotage, guerilla bands and political assassinations has yet to emerge in our country. Because of that, we Americans have more…

Political greed and exploitation

by Walter Williams -- Suppose you and I go to a fancy restaurant. Under which scheme would it would be more likely for me to order a $150 bottle of Chateau LaFite more…

Government and the little guy

by Walter Williams -- Government is on the side of the little guy, protecting him from the rich and powerful. That's what many people believe -- after all, that's the sermon preached more…

Black loyalty

by Walter Williams -- It's indisputably beyond question that black Americans have a level of loyalty to the Democratic Party and its big-government policies second to none. They connect political power with more…

Men must stand up

by Walter Williams -- Quite frankly the behavior of some women has gotten out of hand, and it's because we men have become cowards and wimps. The more men take of double-standards, more…

Helping the OPEC cartel

by Walter Williams -- We Americans are going to pay through our noses to stay warm this winter, and we can thank our elected and unelected officials in Washington. Let's analyze the more…