How can it be?

by Walter Williams -- It might have been Ross Perot who first used the expression that America is turning into a nation of "hamburger flippers," in reference to the decline in well-paying more…

An urban legend

by Walter Williams -- Literally hundreds of readers informed me that in last week's column, "Some Things I Wonder About," my reference to a Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City – who set more…

Some things I wonder about

by Walter Williams -- Early in our marriage, 40-some years ago, Mrs. Williams would return from shopping complaining about the unreasonable prices. Having aired her complaints, she'd then ask me to unload more…

Parting company is an option

by Walter Williams -- A fortnight ago, in "Let's Do Some Detective Work," I provided unassailable evidence that Congress had vastly exceeded powers delegated to it by our Constitution. In last week's more…

Getting back our liberties

by Walter Williams -- Last week's column, "Let's Do Some Detective Work," provided unassailable evidence that the protections of liberty envisioned by the Constitution's Framers mean little today. I was pleasantly surprised more…

Let's do some detective work

by Walter Williams -- I'd like to enlist the services of my fellow Americans with a bit of detective work. Let's start off with hard evidence. The Federalist Papers were a set more…

Economic straight thinking

by Walter Williams -- A fortnight ago, I wrote "Harm's a Two-Way Street," a column that generated considerable reader response, some of it angry and nasty. The gist of the column was more…

Jobs come and go

by Walter Williams -- In 1970, the telecommunications industry employed 421,000 switchboard operators. In the same year, Americans made 9.8 billion long-distance calls. Today, the telecommunications industry employs only 78,000 operators. That's more…

Harm is a 2-way street

by Walter Williams -- The largest losers of America's anti-tobacco crusade aren't tobacco companies and smokers, it's the American people who are incrementally giving up private property rights. You say, "Hold it, more…

A politician's public service

by Walter Williams -- Presidential aspirant Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., unwittingly performed a public service in his address to the Teamsters Local 238 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last month. He revealed the more…