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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.

Archived Columns From 2020

by Walter Williams

2020 January

Colleges Dupe Parents and TaxpayersJanuary 01, 2020

Colleges have been around for centuries. College students have also been around for centuries. Yet, college administrators assume that today’s students have ...

The New RacismJanuary 08, 2020

A voter may dislike a black, homosexual or female candidate, but it’s not likely that he would openly admit it. However, diversity-crazed leftist/progressive...

Unappreciated Crime CostsJanuary 15, 2020

Criminal activity imposes huge costs on black residents in low-income neighborhoods of cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Philadelphia an...

Diversity and Inclusion InsanityJanuary 21, 2020

It’s nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician or chief executive without the words diversity and inclusio...

Democracy and TyrannyJanuary 29, 2020

During President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment trial, we’ll hear a lot of talk about our rules for governing. One frequent claim is that our nation is a demo...

2020 February

Economics RealityFebruary 05, 2020

I have been teaching economics since 1967 — 40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During that interval, economic reality has not ch...

A More or Less Perfect UnionFebruary 12, 2020

“A More or Less Perfect Union” is a three-part series, produced by Free to Choose Network, that will air on various PBS stations across the nation starting i...

Stop, Question and FriskFebruary 26, 2020

Before former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg threw his hat into the 2020 presidential race, he defended the New York Police Department’s use of “stop,...

2020 March

Another African TragedyMarch 04, 2020

Here are a few headlines about an African tragedy: “Africa’s Worst Locust Plague in Decades Threatens Millions” (The Wall Street Journal), “‘Unprecedented’ L...

Rights Versus WishesMarch 11, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders said: “I believe that health care is a right of all people.” He’s not alone in that contention. That claim comes from Democrats and Repub...

Socialism's PastMarch 18, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders’ call for socialism has resonated among many Americans, particularly young Americans. They’ve fallen prey to the idea of a paradise he...

Progressive Cities and Black EducationMarch 25, 2020

A recent report by Chris Stewart has shed new light on some of the educational problems faced by black youth. The report is titled “The Secret Shame: How Ame...