Choosing the right college

by Walter Williams -- Colleges will soon begin to send out applicant acceptance letters. Choosing the right college is an important challenge to students, who will spend a lifetime living with their more…

Another attack on liberty

by Walter Williams -- We Americans are either stupid, ignorant, complacent or all three, if we can't see it coming. "OK, Williams," you say, "what's your gripe this time?" First, let's step more…

Mankind's most brutal century

by Walter Williams -- This year marks the last year of the 20th century. The century will be remembered for unprecedented technical progress, advance of knowledge and improvements in living standards. It more…

No breaks

by Walter Williams -- Racial preferences and quotas -- euphemistically called affirmative action, diversity and multiculturalism -- have seen their day. Through several state referenda and public-opinion polls, Americans are showing increasing more…

Totalitarian northern neighbor

by Walter Williams -- Washington Post staff writer Steven Pearlstein reveals some frightening things about our northern neighbor in his Dec. 12 article, "In Canada, Free Speech Has Its Restrictions." Andrea Wylie, more…

Free markets are not enough

by Walter Williams -- Professor G.R. Steele of England's Lancaster University, writing in the September 1999 issue of Economic Affairs, says that laissez-faire is not enough for a robust, growing economy. That's more…

Understanding the WTO ruckus

by Walter Williams -- Last week's World Trade Organization's meetings in Seattle drew howls of protest and riots against free trade. To figure out what some of the ruckus is about, let's more…

Cigarette nazi update

by Walter Williams -- Since Carnival Cruise Lines banned smoking on its "Paradise" ship, 14 passengers and one employee have been put off at the nearest port. One of the passengers was more…

Microsoft and liberty

by Walter Williams -- Think about the government's case against Microsoft and, just as importantly, its implications for our liberty. Let's ask a general question just to get started. If there's an more…

Misplaced priorities

by Walter Williams -- Now that the schools that black youngsters attend are educating well, the devastating crime rate in black communities has abated and the black family has recovered its past more…