Education fraud
in Philadelphia

by Walter Williams -- Education in Philadelphia's public schools is so rotten that the state government is threatening a takeover. There are 176 out of 264 schools on the failing list. The more…

Vital to national security?

by Walter Williams -- You'd be surprised by the newly discovered requirements for national security revealed by the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. We discovered that a thriving airline industry is necessary for more…

Cigarette Nazis on the march

by Walter Williams -- Maryland's Montgomery County Council passed a measure whereby smokers whose neighbors are offended by the odor of cigarette smoke wafting from their homes would be fined up to more…

A dynamite economics department

by Walter Williams -- Reporting their findings in the February 2001 Applied Economics Letters – a British professional journal – Professors Franklin G. Mixon Jr. and Kamal P. Upadhyaya rank economics departments more…

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…