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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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  • Liberals Respect Me

    During the early years of the Reagan administration, a Washington news conference was held for me for my first book, “The State Against Blacks.” Before making summary statements about the book, I offered the reporters assembled that they could treat me like a white person.

  • The True Black Tragedy

    The True Black Tragedy

    Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today’s black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discrimination.

  • Black Lives Matter

    Black Lives Matter

    Before we examine the issue of police shootings of blacks, I would like to start the conversation with another question.

  • California's Water Problem

    California’s Water Problem

    Californians are experiencing their third year of drought. Headlines read: “Current California Drought Is Driest In State’s History; Scientists Fear ‘Megadroughts’ On Their Way.” “Global Warming Upped Heat Driving California’s Drought.”

  • Some Thoughts and Questions

    Some Thoughts and Questions

    What’s the true test of one’s commitment to free speech? It does not come when he permits people to be free to say or publish ideas with which he agrees. Not by a long shot. The true test of one’s commitment to free speech comes when he permits others to say and publish ideas he deems offensive.

  • 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.