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Walter E. Williams
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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Walter E. Williams holds a B.A. degree in economics from California State University - Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D degrees in economics from UCLA. He also holds a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia Union University and Grove City College and a Doctor of Laws from Washington and Jefferson College.

He serves on the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, as John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics. From 1995 to 2001, he served as department chairman. In addition, he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Grove City College in Grove City, PA. He has also served on the faculties of Los Angeles City College, California State University Los Angeles, and Temple University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Williams is the author of over eighty publications which have appeared in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, Georgia Law Review, Journal of Labor Economics, and Social Science Quarterly, as well as popular publications like Newsweek, Freeman, National Review, Reader's Digest, Cato Journal, and Policy Review.

He has made scores of radio and television appearances which include "Nightline," "Firing Line," "Face the Nation," Milton Friedman's "Free To Choose," "Crossfire," "MacNeil/Lehrer," "Wall Street Week" and many more. Dr. Williams writes a weekly syndicated column which is carried by approximately 160 newspapers and is a regular commentator for "Nightly Business Report." He is also an occasional substitute host for the "Rush Limbaugh" show.

He has authored six books: America: A Minority Viewpoint, The State Against Blacks, which was later made into the PBS documentary "Good Intentions," All It Takes Is Guts, South Africa's War Against Capitalism, which was later revised for South African publication, Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaks, and More Liberty Means Less Government.

Dr. Williams serves on several boards of directors such as Citizens for a Sound Economy, Reason Foundation and Hoover Institution. He serves on advisory boards of: Landmark Legal Foundation, Alexis de Tocqueville Institute, Cato Institute and others.

Dr. Williams has received numerous fellowships and awards including: Hoover Institution National Fellow, Ford Foundation Fellow, Valley Forge Freedoms Foundation George Washington Medal of Honor, Adam Smith Award, California State University Distinguished Alumnus Award, George Mason University Faculty Member of the Year, and Alpha Kappa Psi Award.

Dr. Williams has participated in numerous debates, conferences and lectures in the United States and abroad. He has frequently given expert testimony before Congressional committees on public policy issues ranging from labor policy to taxation and spending. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and the American Economic Association.

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Previously posted at FR, June 2001, by Clara Lou.

Dr. Williams mentioned this amnesty certificate on Rush's show today. Suitable for framing, forwarding to racebaiters, or friends and fellow equal-opportunists. A welcome gift for every tongue-tied gentleman and lady GOP member who's tired of being bullied and slandered by the spoiled and unaccountable far-left wing of the DNC-press.

1 posted on 12/27/2002 4:08:26 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: *Walter Williams list
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2 posted on 12/27/2002 4:10:29 PM PST by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Did you miss a single topic on the list?
3 posted on 12/27/2002 4:11:29 PM PST by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Wow, a get out of Reparations Free card.Think I will make a copy.Thanks.
5 posted on 12/27/2002 4:17:55 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Doctor of Laws from Washington and Jefferson College.

Huh! I'm a W&J grad, and I didn't know they ever offered such a degree.

6 posted on 12/27/2002 4:19:18 PM PST by martin_fierro
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Ken Hamblin (hamblin.com) used to have something almost identical. You could enter your name and it would produce a personalized certificate that you could print out and frame. I don't know if he still has it though. I think it was called a Certificate of Absolution...
8 posted on 12/27/2002 4:31:30 PM PST by NUCKLEHEAD
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Walter Williams is really amusing when he substitues for Rush. I particularly like the segments he shares with Thomas Sowell.
They can discuss race issues in a way that no white ever would dare.
But I also like their viewpoints on the economy. Sowell's book "Basic Economics" is probably the best I ever read on the subject.
10 posted on 12/27/2002 5:25:38 PM PST by speekinout
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thanks for posting this.
Dr. Walter Williams is my favorite guest host for Rush ... I immensely enjoy his dialogue and his humor. I learn from Dr. Williams and I laugh with Dr. Williams ... and that is a great combination.
Wish Dr. Williams sat in for Rush more often .....
11 posted on 12/27/2002 7:21:23 PM PST by patricia
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thank you Mr Williams!!

This European American says:

"Free at last, free at last, Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last."






14 posted on 12/27/2002 7:42:31 PM PST by VeniVidiVici
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
WWW....Walter Williams is Wonderful !
20 posted on 12/28/2002 10:29:11 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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