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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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  • Parting Company

    The Northern Democratic and Republican parties favored allowing the South to secede in peace. Just about every major Northern newspaper editorialized in favor of the South’s right to secede.

  • Disaster ignorance

    Disaster ignorance

    Here’s a which-is-better question for you. Suppose a New Jersey motel room rented for $125 a night prior to Hurricane Sandy’s devastation…

  • Black and white standards

    Black support of politicians who have done little or nothing for their ordinary constituents is by no means unusual.

  • What you can’t say

    Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has a book, titled “Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative.”

  • Poverty nonsense

    Here’s a recent statement frequently suggested by leftist academics, think tank researchers and policymakers…

  • A modest proposal … for California

    The great state of California was once the land of opportunity, but that’s not so much the case anymore.

  • Trickle down and tax cuts

    President Barack Obama recently criticized Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for trying to sell a tax plan, which he called “trickledown snake oil.” Is there even such a theory?

  • Understanding economics

    Here’s a question: If there’s a disaster, a war, a severe drought or some other calamity that restricts future supplies of a commodity, what is the intelligent thing for people to do right away?

  • Academic dishonesty

    Many of the nation’s colleges and universities have become cesspools of indoctrination, intolerance, academic dishonesty and an “enlightened” form of racism.

  • Who may tax and spend?

    So here it is again: The first clause of Article 1, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution, generally known as the “origination clause,” reads…

  • The rich don’t pay enough?

    According to IRS 2007 data, the richest 1 percent of Americans earned 22 percent of national personal income but paid 40 percent of all personal income taxes.

  • Obama’s educational excellence initiative

    President Barack Obama recently wrote an executive order that established a White House initiative on educational excellence for black Americans that will be housed in the Department of Education. It proposes “to identify evidence-based best practices” to improve black achievement | Read More »

  • Liberals, progressives and socialists

    Liberals, progressives and socialists

    One does not have to be in favor of death camps or wars of conquest to be a tyrant. The only requirement is that one has to believe in the primacy of the state over individual rights.

  • How times have changed

    How times have changed

    Years ago, spending beyond one’s means was considered a character defect. Today not only do people spend beyond their means, but we’re encouraged to take on debt.

  • Stubborn ignorance

    Despite budget squeezes, universities have created diversity positions, such as director of diversity and inclusion, manager of diversity recruitment…

  • Difficult economics lessons

    Economic theory cannot say anything definitive about subjective statements.

  • Too much college

    “The college-for-all crusade has outlived its usefulness. Time to ditch it. Like the crusade to make all Americans homeowners, it’s now doing more harm than good.”

  • Racial double standards

    What if Mitt Romney launched a “White Americans for Romney” movement in an effort to get out the white vote?

  • Immoral beyond redemption

    Are today’s Americans virtuous and moral, or have we become corrupt and vicious? Let’s think it through with a few questions.

  • The slow collapse of America’s economic might

    One of the foundations of the American Dream has always been the hope of someday purchasing one’s own home.