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Dr. Williams is a nationally syndicated columnist, former chairman of the economics department at George Mason University, and author of More Liberty Means Less Government
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  • Reality May Be Optional

    Reality May Be Optional

    One of the wonders of modern times is that reality is often seen as a social construct and therefore optional. Thus, if one finds a particular reality offensive or inconvenient, he just “changes” it.

  • The Ticket to Prosperity

    The Ticket to Prosperity

    Gaza is home to Palestinian people, who have suffered injustices and have a history of legitimate grievances against both Israel and Arab governments

  • Self-Enforcing Discrimination

    Black politicians, civil rights organizations and others who say they are concerned with the welfare of poor black people often support harmful measures. One of the most effective tools for disadvantaged people is to be able to charge a lower | Read More »

  • What's Gone Wrong With Democracy?

    What’s Gone Wrong With Democracy?

    The Economist magazine recently published “What’s gone wrong with Democracy … and what can be done to revive it?” The suggestion is that democracy is some kind of ideal for organizing human conduct. That’s a popular misconception.

  • Global warming

    Global warming

    Climate change propaganda is simply a ruse for a socialist agenda.

  • College campus update

    College campus update

    Let’s update college indoctrination done in the name of education.

  • The cancer of multiculturalism

    The cancer of multiculturalism

    In Obama’s mind, Western outrage at Islamic barbarism should be tempered by the remembrance of what Christians did a thousand years ago in the name of Christ.

  • Shame

    Shame

    Today’s liberals are not racists, but they often behave that way.

  • Fairness and justice

    Fairness and justice

    What constitutes fairness and justice has been debated for centuries.

  • Tragic school stories

    Tragic school stories

    New York’s schools are the most segregated in the nation, and the state needs remedies right away.

  • Defense against demagogues

    Defense against demagogues

    The idiotic explanation that attributed high oil prices to greed might now be adjusted to argue that big oil executives have been morally rejuvenated.

  • Will the West defend itself?

    Will the West defend itself?

    I wonder whether America’s leftists and progressives want to import some of Europe’s barbaric extremism associated with its Muslim population.

  • Basic economics

    Basic economics

    The fact that Sowell’s “Basic Economics” has been translated into seven different languages speaks well of its usefulness in transmitting fundamental economic understanding.

  • Liberals' use of black people, part II

    Liberals’ use of black people, part II

    Most demeaning are their double standards.

  • Liberals' use of black people

    Liberals’ use of black people

    Let’s look at some of the ways white liberals use black people.

  • Black progression and retrogression

    Black progression and retrogression

    Older black people, who were raised in an era when there was far greater discrimination and who faced far fewer opportunities, need to speak out against behavior and excuses that their parents would have never accepted.

  • Should profiling be banned?

    Should profiling be banned?

    Before deciding whether this is good or bad policy, we might try to develop a description/definition of racial profiling or any other kind of profiling.

  • What's rule of law?

    What’s rule of law?

    Most Americans have little or no inkling of what “rule of law” means.

  • Can racial discrimination explain much?

    Can racial discrimination explain much?

    The decency of accurate diagnosis should be given to analyzing the problems of a large segment of the black community.

  • Obama vs. us

    Obama vs. us

    Suppose you saw a person driving his car on the wrong side of a highway, against the traffic. Would you call him a stupid and/or incompetent driver?