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…

Virginian Republicans

by Walter Williams -- Last week, Republicans won outright control of Virginia's General Assembly. Retaining their Senate majority and winning the House of Delegates is a Republican first in the history of more…

Is it airport security?

by Walter Williams -- Ponder this. You're traveling to Los Angeles. You've gone through security check. Your luggage has been X-rayed. One wonders what else, in the name of security, is accomplished more…

Stupidity, sickness or ignorance?

by Walter Williams -- During my undergraduate years, I majored in sociology -- that's until I saw the light. But I took a few psychology classes. Thus, I am just as qualified more…

Protecting black people

by Walter Williams -- Having been invited to be the inaugural speaker for Valencia Community College's Millennium Lecture Series, I looked forward with considerable anticipation to my trip to Orlando, Fla. But more…

Unacknowledged crime costs

by Walter Williams -- Call and order a pizza delivery from Domino's. If you live in certain neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., Domino's will deliver a pizza -- but not to your door. more…