Dopey ideas and expressions

by Walter Williams -- How many times have we applauded those who "made a difference in the lives of others" and been admonished to do the same? On the face of it, more…

Prescription for less wealth

by Walter Williams -- Maytag recently announced that it's moving its Galesburg, Ill., production facility to Mexico. A group called Americans Against NAFTA has protested Maytag's decision. Spokesman Russ Anderson said, "We more…

The morality of markets

by Walter Williams -- My recent column "From Whence Comes Income" sparked considerable favorable reader response, not to mention thoughtful reader correction of my grammar error in the title: "From Whence" is more…

Economic stupidity

by Walter Williams -- Imagine that you and I are in a rowboat. I commit the stupid act of shooting a hole in my end of the boat. Would it be intelligent more…

From whence comes income?

by Walter Williams -- Here's part of a letter from a reader: "A hard-working, conscientious person can earn $10,000 a year in a fast-food restaurant. At the same time, movie stars and more…

Call it as it is

by Walter Williams -- There's considerable unnecessary confusion and debate on public policy issues that would be more intelligently discussed and resolved if we'd say what is actually meant rather than using more…

Does political power mean economic power?

by Walter Williams -- Much of the '60s and '70s civil-rights rhetoric was that black political power was necessary for economic power. In 1967, Clevelanders heeded Malcolm X's infamous "The Ballot or more…

Ruled by scoundrels

by Walter Williams -- The March 10 issue of Human Events carried a special report on the 10 most outrageous government programs. Their 18 judges included conservative-libertarians such as former Rep. Dick more…

High-powered war technology

by Walter Williams -- Early March, Mrs. Williams and I abandoned the snow and the cold to vacation in Panama City, Fla. We savored the hospitality of our many friends, not to more…

Market wonders

by Walter Williams -- We've all seen gasoline prices rising – is that good news or bad news? Congress could enact price controls and "odd and even" days for gasoline purchases like more…