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…

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…