Why mandated wages are racist

by Walter Williams -- Let's work through an example. Suppose 100 yards of fence could be built using one of two techniques. You could hire three low-skilled workers for $15 each, or more…

Minimum-wage lunacy

by Walter Williams -- In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour. That would be almost a 25 more…

Abe Lincoln a closet secessionist?

by Walter Williams -- Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our more…

Cultural deviancy's the culprit, not guns

by Walter Williams -- There's a story told about a Paris chief of police who was called to a department store to stop a burglary in progress. Upon his arrival, he reconnoitered more…

Fact-based reality about women in combat

by Walter Williams -- A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's goal is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field." I'd more…

Debt-ceiling truths

by Walter Williams -- Let's expose presidential prevarication. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama warned that Social Security checks will be delayed if Congress fails to increase the government's borrowing authority by more…

When experts are clueless

by Walter Williams -- Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He more…

Are gun laws the answer?

by Walter Williams -- When I attended primary and secondary school – during the 1940s and '50s – one didn't hear of the kind of shooting mayhem that's become routine today. Why? more…

Black teachers' fraud

by Walter Williams -- Nearly two years ago, U.S. News & World Report came out with a story titled "Educators implicated in Atlanta cheating scandal." It reported that "for 10 years, hundreds more…

2nd Amendment no longer needed?

by Walter Williams -- Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming. ... We don't need all these guns to kill people." more…