More Walter Williams Articles

  • Do blacks need favors?

    Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated.

  • Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

    Unfortunately, for the future of our nation and the world, we are too focused on government handouts rather than the most basic function of government: defending us from barbarians.

  • Spending and morality issues of the Congress

    Is it moral for Congress to forcibly use one person to serve the purposes of another?

  • The truth about economic freedom and how markets work

    To believe what the president and many others say about the market's not working requires that one be grossly uninformed or dishonest.

  • The education establishment's success

    Many view America's education as a failure, but in at least one important way, it's been a success -- a success in dumbing down the nation so that we fall easy prey to charlatans, hustlers and quacks.

  • The truth about slavery reparations

    Calls for slavery reparations have returned with the publication of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Case for Reparations" in The Atlantic magazine. In making his argument, Coates goes through the horrors of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and gross racial discrimination.

  • Who should have say on a patient taking experimental drugs?

    Darcy Olsen, president of the Arizona-based Goldwater Institute, and Richard Garr, president of Neuralstem, a biotech company, wrote "Right to Try experimental drugs" in USA Today. They pointed out that "this year, more than 5,000 Americans will lose their battle with ALS, commonly known as Lou...



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