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Walter E. Williams

Bradley Prize Winner 2017

Professor of Economics.
(703) 993-1148
D158 Buchanan Hall
Department of Economics
George Mason University

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Homepage of the Department of Economics at GMU.

Book Recommendation List

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Books Published by Other Authors:

  • Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, (1967) This is one of the best defenses and explanation of capitalism one is likely to read.
  • James Duban, Be A College Achiever: The Complete Guide to Academic Stardom. This book is an excellent guide for college-bound high schoolers and their parents. It’s also an excellent source for young people already in college. It’s a gold mine of information.
  • Mises Institute Home Study Course in Austrian Economics. A 52-week lecture Series by a group of distinguished economists.
  • George M. Stephens, Locke, Jefferson and the Justices Foundations and Failures of the U.S. Government, Algora Publishing, New York, 2002; this book is an excellent primer on the nation’s founding and the gross departures therefrom.
  • Asking the Right Questions in Choosing a College can be downloaded at, or a free copy can be requested by emailing
  • Charlotte A. Twight, Dependent on D.C., (Palgrave, 2002)
  • William J. Bennett, Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About Americas Top Schools, (ISI Books, 2nd expand edition, April 2001)
  • Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson, (New York: Crown Trade Paperbacks, 1979)
  • Gottfried Dietze, The Federalist: A Classic on Federalism and Free Government, (ISI Books, 1999)
  • Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, (ISI Books, 1981)
  • F.A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, (ISI Books , 1978)
  • Jack Chambless, A Free Market Approach to Microeconomics, Bent Tree Press, (Reno, NV, 2005).
  • Harvey C. Mansfield, A Student’s Guide to Political Philosophy, (ISI Books, July 2001)
  • John Lukacs, A Student’s Guide to the Study of History, (ISI Books, April 2000)
  • Wilfred M. McClay, A Student’s Guide to U.S. History, (ISI Books, October 2000)
  • Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics, revised (New York: Basic Books, 2014). This is an excellent book for beginners and those who think they might know some economics.
  • Thomas Sowell, Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One (New York: Basic Books, 2004). This is an excellent follow-up to Basic Economics.
  • Frederic Bastiat, The Law (New York: Foundation for Economic Education, 1998).
  • Friedrich Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1944).
  • Thomas Sowell, Inside American Education: The Decline, The Deception, The Dogmas, (New York: Free Press, 1993).
  • Thomas Sowell, A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1987).
  • Steven P. Halbrook, That Everyman be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1984).
  • James D. Gwartney and Richard L. Stroup, Microeconomics: Private and Public Choice, (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Javanovitch, Inc., 1992).
  • Milton and Rose Friedman, Free to Choose, (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1980).
  • W. Michael Cox and Richard Alm, Myths of Rich and Poor, (New York: Basic Books, 1999).
  • Foundations of American Constitutional Government, compiled by Robert D. Gorgoglione.
  • Thomas Sowell, Affirmative Action Around the World: An Empirical Study (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004). An excellent demonstration of worldwide failure of racial preferences and how damaging they can be to a society.
  • Thomas Sowell, Dismantling America, (New York: Basic Books, 2010).
  • James Gwartney, Richard Stroup & Dwight Lee, Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity, (New York: St. Martins Press, 2010)
  • Thomas Sowell, Intellectuals and Society (revised and enlarged) (New York: Basic Books, 2011).