Race summit in Durban

by Walter Williams -- The United Nations will open its "World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance" (let's call it WCAR) on Aug. 31 in Durban, South Africa. Already more…

Riot ideology and 'de-policing'

by Walter Williams -- A Seattle policeman explained de-policing as: "Parking under a shady tree to work on a crossword puzzle is a great alternative to being labeled a racist and being more…

Rational ignorance

by Walter Williams -- While people might be motivated by non-economic factors, from a strictly economic point of view, it simply doesn't pay individual voters to learn about and take action against more…

Tethered citizens

by Walter Williams -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." That captures the essence of "Tethered Citizens: Time to Repeal more…

Liberty's greatest advocate

by Walter Williams -- June 30 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederic Bastiat. If one were to list the top 10 advocates of liberty, French philosopher-economist Bastiat would rank more…

American contempt for rule of law

by Walter Williams -- What should be the characteristics of laws in a free society? Let's think about baseball rules (laws) as a means to approach this question. Some players, through no more…

Racial double standards

by Walter Williams -- A measure of accommodation is accorded children because they are not adults and thus not to be held to the same accountability standards. But should that same accommodation more…

Helping small, hurting big

by Walter Williams -- I buy more from my grocer than he buys from me. I buy more from my auto dealer than he buys from me. The trade imbalance doesn't stop more…

Slavery reparations

by Walter Williams -- Today, there are increasing numbers of black professionals and scholars advocating reparations for slavery. New York Times staff writer Tamar Lewin, in her June 3 article "Calls for more…

Ignorance or contempt?

by Walter Williams -- Congressmen, presidents and Supreme Court justices take an oath of office swearing to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. As if the Constitution itself isn't clear about what more…