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…

Killing people

by Walter Williams -- Activists in the environmentalist movement have a callous disregard for people. You say: "What do you mean, Williams? We can't think of a more caring people." First, I'm more…

Zimbabwe reparations

by Walter Williams -- Shakespeare Maya, Zimbabwe's leader of the opposition National Alliance for Good Governance, opined, "This land was stolen from our ancestors, and it follows that those who hold it more…

Rights vs. wishes

by Walter Williams -- We hear so much about "rights" – a right to this and a right to that. People say they have a right to decent housing, a right to more…

Why America's become sissified

by Walter Williams -- "America: A Sissified Nation" was the title of an August 2002 column that brought in hundreds of favorable responses, mostly from American men and women who were not more…

Poor language, poor thinking

by Walter Williams -- Here's what the Harvard University Civil Rights Project's "scholars" said in a July 2001 press release: "Almost half a century after the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that Southern more…

Freedom of association

by Walter Williams -- Do Americans really cherish freedom of association? Are there any justifiable restrictions on freedom of association? In my book, any restriction on one's right to associate freely with more…