Death by government

by Walter Williams -- Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories has developed an injectable antibiotic called Tigecycline. It can be used to treat resistant pathogens – bacteria that are immune to standard antibiotics. However, the Food more…

The idiots rule

by Walter Williams -- We have no less than unadulterated idiots in charge of airport security. You say, "What is it this time, Williams?" Last month, while boarding a Midwest Express flight more…

Which is worse: Worldcom or Congress?

by Walter Williams -- President Bush said he was "deeply concerned" about some of the accounting practices in corporate America and called "outrageous" the disclosure that WorldCom, which is $32 billion in more…

The role of profits

by Walter Williams -- Profits are misunderstood, seen as unearned and sometimes condemned as evil. Maybe that's why people often reverently pronounce, with an air of moral superiority, "We're a nonprofit organization." more…

Does it count?

by Walter Williams -- If someone does something wonderful, but didn't intend to, does it count? Should we see ourselves as blessed? You say, "Williams, what are you talking about?" Try this. more…

We need to profile

by Walter Williams -- Imagine you're a munitions manufacturer, and you manufacture hand grenades for the military. Your contract requires a guarantee that 99 percent of the hand grenades delivered are not more…

Threats to rule of law in America

by Walter Williams -- Institutions – established law, custom and practices – matter and should not be ignored. How is it that Western Europe and the United States managed to amass unprecedented more…

Creating poverty

by Walter Williams -- Several years ago, I was invited to deliver a lecture in Porto Alegre, a beautiful city in southern Brazil. Before my lecture, I did a bit of window-shopping more…

Do we want democracy?

by Walter Williams -- What's so good about democracy – generally understood as having trust in the general will of a democratic people, as expressed by a vote of the majority, to more…

Caring about the future

by Walter Williams -- How often do we hear politicians, labor bosses, business leaders and other Americans expressing concern about the nation's children and their children? I generally dismiss such concern as more…