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…

Celebration of liberty

by Walter Williams -- May 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the Washington, D.C., based Cato Institute. You say, "What's the Cato Institute?" Cato Institute is a free-market/libertarian think tank directed by more…

Who should decide?

by Walter Williams -- There are six-person and there are three-person families. So is it fair that a six-person family live crowded in a 1,500 square foot house, while that three-person family more…

Peace through force in Mideast

by Walter Williams -- Europe has been at peace for an unprecedented nearly six decades. Why? It surely is not because of peace treaties between enemy states, and it's surely not because more…

America's biggest crook

by Walter Williams -- The Enron case made headlines because fraud and deception of such magnitude is fairly unusual in the corporate world. Washington fraud and deception of a much greater magnitude more…

Combating federal tyranny

by Walter Williams -- A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed Loyola University (Maryland) professor of economics Thomas DiLorenzo's "The Real Lincoln," a book that presented abundant evidence that most of the more…

Jive about airport security

by Walter Williams -- Let's think about airport security. It seems as though the Federal Aviation Administration's and Department of Transportation's operative assumption is that there's an equal chance that any person, more…

The real Lincoln

by Walter Williams -- Do states have a right of secession? That question was settled through the costly War of 1861. In his recently published book, "The Real Lincoln," Thomas DiLorenzo marshals more…