The destructive effect of income tax

by Walter Williams -- Suppose you buy a gallon of gas for $3. How much did it cost you? You say, "Williams, that's a silly question. It cost $3." That's where you're more…

Black employment golden days: Pre-1960

by Walter Williams -- A couple of weeks ago, Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson, speaking at the National Press Club, said the nation "would never tolerate white unemployment at 14 and more…

Quack multiculturalism

by Walter Williams -- Professor Craig Frisby is on the faculty of University of Missouri's Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology. His most recent book is "Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of more…

Are we all really equal?

by Walter Williams -- Are women equal to men? Are Jews equal to gentiles? Are blacks equal to Italians, Irish, Polish and other white people? The answer is probably a big fat more…

The bloody effects of multiculturalism

by Walter Williams -- After reading Dr. Thomas Sowell's latest book, "Intellectuals and Race," one cannot emerge with much respect for the reasoning powers of intellectuals, particularly academics, on matters of race. more…

When teachers are this dumb ...

by Walter Williams -- American education is in a sorry state of affairs, and there's enough blame for all participants to have their fair share. They include students who are hostile and more…

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…