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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  • 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.

  • Unintended Consequences

    The President has created a number of moral hazards by trying to bail out Americans whose risking behavior got them into trouble.

  • Charlie Rangel should leave the Congress on His Own Terms

    The fall of Charlie Rangel bring up several issues.

  • US Looming Trade War with China

    China’s currency manipulation poses a severe problem to the U.S. recovery.

  • The GOP Must Govern

    The threat of a veto should not prevent Republicans from passing legislation.

  • Six tips for the 112th Congress

    It’s time to recall again this is the United States of America.