Government cruelty

by Walter Williams -- George Bush's secretary of labor nominee, Linda Chavez, withdrew her nomination under charges of hiring a worker and not paying minimum wages plus applicable taxes. This was just more…

Election 2000's racial message

by Walter Williams -- Election 2000's racial message is that President-elect George Bush and the Republican Party shouldn't subsidize political stupidity. You say, "What do you mean, Williams?" Given Bush's devastating loss more…

Black slavery is alive

by Walter Williams -- Black slaves are still available -- just not in the United States. To make a purchase, you'd have to travel to the Sudan as Gerald Williams, Harvard University more…

International thuggery

by Walter Williams -- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is comprised of 29 industrial nations, mostly in Western Europe, the Pacific Rim and North America. They've recently released a report more…

Racial rope-a-dope

by Walter Williams -- Democrats have no constituency more loyal than black Americans. Much of that loyalty is delivered by black elected officials, civil-rights organizations and church leaders such as Jesse Jackson more…

Law and economics

by Walter Williams -- Rather than my usual fall schedule of teaching in the Economics Department at George Mason University, I taught "The Economic Foundations of Legal Studies" at the university's School more…

A nation polarized

by Walter Williams -- We've had close presidential elections before, but this one is emblematic of dangerous, unbridgeable and growing gaps among the American people. Some of this can be seen by more…

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…