Double standards

by Walter Williams -- During World War II, ex-Ku Klux Klansman, now U.S. senator, Robert Byrd vowed never to fight "with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand more…

Middle East peace recipe

by Walter Williams -- Frederic Bastiat, 19th-century French economist, predicted, "If goods don't cross borders, troops will." That's precisely the theme of a July 1 Weekly Standard article written by my Israeli more…

Taxation 101

by Walter Williams -- We need government, and that means taxes. But when we think about government spending, and the taxes needed to finance its spending, we should also think of the more…

Non-politically correct thinking

by Walter Williams -- There're lots of terms used in ways that have great emotional worth but little analytical value. Take the term discrimination. When selecting a wife, some 43 years ago, more…

Family secrets

by Walter Williams -- Airing the "family's" dirty laundry in public can qualify one for less-than-flattering descriptions. That's particularly applicable to a black person, and even more so when he questions the more…

The 'Great Generation'?

by Walter Williams -- The American generation who suffered through the Great Depression and defeated the tyrannical designs that Adolf Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo Hideki had for the world has often been more…

The politics of envy

by Walter Williams -- In his Oct. 20, 2002, New York Times Magazine article titled "For Richer: The Disappearing Middle Class," Princeton University economist Professor Paul Krugman wrote, "For the America I more…

Economic asininities

by Walter Williams -- Whenever there's a World Trade Organization, Monetary Fund or World Bank meeting, crowds of idealistic, useful idiots show up to riot and protest against what they call globalization more…

Wanting blacks to think alike

by Walter Williams -- When asked to comment about Secretary of State Colin Powell's position on the possible use of military force against Iraq, singer-activist Harry Belafonte said: "There were those slaves more…

Another Nobel Laureate

by Walter Williams -- Here's what I said in last year's November column: George Mason University economists are leaders in economic thinking. They include scholars such as Nobel Laureate James Buchanan, who more…