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Walter E. Williams

Bradley Prize Winner 2017

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

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Archived Columns From 2018

by Walter Williams

2018 January

Dangers of Government ControlJanuary 03, 2018

We are a nation of 325 million people. We have a bit of control over the behavior of our 535 elected representatives in Congress, the president and the vice ...

Dirty College SecretsJanuary 10, 2018

A frequent point I have made in past columns has been about the educational travesty happening on many college campuses. Some people have labeled my observat...

Constitutional Ignorance -- Perhaps ContemptJanuary 17, 2018

Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, “What Happened?” Some have clai...

We Don't Need Bad LawJanuary 24, 2018

President Donald Trump said, “We are going to take a strong look at our country’s libel laws so that when somebody says something that is false and defamator...

Immigration Lies and HypocrisyJanuary 31, 2018

President Donald Trump reportedly asked why the U.S. is “having all these people from shithole countries come here.” I think he could have used better langua...

2018 February

Let's Limit SpendingFebruary 07, 2018

Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That’s a misguided vision, for ...

Black History MonthFebruary 14, 2018

Carter G. Woodson, noted scholar, historian and educator, created “Negro History Week” in 1926, which became Black History Month in 1976. Woodson chose Febru...

Will Automation Kill Our Jobs?February 21, 2018

A recent article in The Guardian dons the foreboding title “Robots will destroy our jobs — and we’re not ready for it.” The article claims, “For every job cr...

Another Liberal-Created FailureFebruary 28, 2018

A liberal-created failure that goes entirely ignored is the left’s harmful agenda for society’s most vulnerable people — the mentally ill. Eastern State Hosp...

2018 March

Hidden Agenda or Ignorance?March 07, 2018

Before we discuss violence with guns, I’d like to run a couple of questions by you. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day ne...

Trump's Steel and Aluminum TariffsMarch 14, 2018

There are a couple of important economic lessons that the American people should learn. I’m going to title one “the seen and unseen” and the other “narrow we...

Not Always Like ThisMarch 21, 2018

One of the unavoidable tragedies of youth is the temptation to think that what is seen today has always been. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in our res...

How Ignorant We AreMarch 28, 2018

Here’s a question for you: In 1950, would it have been possible for anyone to know all of the goods and services that we would have at our disposal 50 years ...

2018 April

Discrimination and DisparitiesApril 04, 2018

I don’t mind saying that this column represents a grossly understated review of “Discrimination and Disparities,” just published by my longtime friend and co...

Black Political Power Means ZilchApril 11, 2018

It’s often thought to be beyond question that black political power is necessary for economic power and enhanced socio-economic welfare. That’s an idea that ...

A Mayor's Most Important JobApril 18, 2018

When World War II ended, Washington, D.C.’s population was about 900,000; today it’s about 700,000. In 1950, Baltimore’s population was almost 950,000; today...