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  • Inclusiveness and Diversity

    03/02/2017 8:52:42 PM PST · by TBP · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 21, 2016 | Walter E. Williams Walter E. Williams
    What about inclusiveness in dating? Would academics criticize people who expressed a desire to date only people of their own race? Would they criticize people who openly refused to date someone of the same sex? Would the "inclusiveness and diversity" people condemn or sanction same-race marriages? In other words, what limits would they impose to bring about inclusiveness and diversity?
  • Liberal Struggle Against Reality

    01/04/2017 5:45:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    We will never understand liberals and progressives until we recognize that they often see reality as a social construct subject to being challenged and changed. For example, throughout the world, boys and girls have different toy preferences. Typically, boys like to play with cars and trucks, whereas girls prefer dolls. Liberals explain this with the assertion that boys and girls are socialized and encouraged to play with different types of toys by their parents, peers and "society." Growing scientific evidence suggests that toy preferences have a biological origin. Even studies of male and female primates find that they exhibit similar...
  • The Decline of Civility

    08/10/2016 10:31:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    One of the unavoidable consequences of youth is the tendency to think behavior we see today has always been. I'd like to dispute that vision, at least as it pertains to black people. I graduated from Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin High School in 1954. Franklin's predominantly black students were from the poorest North Philadelphia neighborhoods. During those days, there were no policemen patrolling the hallways. Today close to 400 police patrol Philadelphia schools. There were occasional after-school fights -- rumbles, as we called them -- but within the school, there was order. In contrast with today, students didn't use foul language...
  • Data Proves that Slavery has Little to do with the Current Plight of African-Americans

    06/30/2015 3:33:42 PM PDT · by robowombat · 51 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 24 June 2015 | Onan Coca
    Data Proves that Slavery has Little to do with the Current Plight of African-Americans By Onan Coca / 24 June 2015 / The brilliant economist and political thinker (and Professor at George Mason University) Walter E. Williams has a new column up at CNS News discussing modern black America. Professor Williams is a conservative African-American who is often at odds with the liberal orthodoxy on the problems within the black community, and his latest commentary is no different. In his latest effort, Williams discusses the mythology that has arisen around the current problems in the black community – particularly fatherlessness,...
  • Walter E. Williams on Government-Induced, Economic Slavery

    05/14/2015 1:38:07 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 3 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/14/15 | Bob Parks and Laura Erickson
    In the second part of an exclusive interview with B&B Media, Professor Walter E. Williams explains how the government’s ability to force one individual into giving his or her property (taxes) to another is, in essence, slavery.
  • Walter Williams: Ferguson/Baltimore About Failed Economic Policies; Not Race

    05/13/2015 9:34:44 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 15 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/13/15 | Bob Parks and Laura Erickson
    In the first installment of an exclusive interview with B&B Media, Professor Walter E. Williams (George Mason University) claims the recent unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore was not an outcome of racism but failed economic policies that plague America.
  • Three Cheers for Profits and Free Markets

    04/08/2015 3:43:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    What’s the most important factor for economic progress? There are several possible answers to that question. We can take a big-picture view and argue that the key is free markets and small government, and there certainly is lots of evidence in favor of this assertion when you compare countries over time. But what if we narrow our focus and try to identify, for instance, the key characteristic of a free market. At times, I’ve highlighted the importance of both property rights and the price system. Private property gives people the right incentives to both produce and conserve, a lesson learned...
  • Africa: A Tragic Continent

    10/28/2014 7:25:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Walter Williams
    Though there's a strong case for us to help with the Ebola crisis, the worst thing Westerners could do to Africa would be to send more foreign aid. Foreign aid provides the financial resources that enable Africa's grossly corrupt and incompetent regimes to buy military equipment, pay off cronies and continue to oppress their people. It also provides resources for the leaders to live lavishly and set up "retirement" accounts in foreign banks.
  • Williams: America's Budding Tyrants

    05/19/2014 9:54:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 21, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    From the Nazis to the Stalinists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, and why is easy to understand. Speech is vital for the realization of their goals of command, control and confiscation. Basic to their agenda are the tools of indoctrination, propagandizing, proselytization. Once they gain power, as leftists have at many universities, free speech becomes a liability and must be suppressed. This is increasingly the case on university campuses. Back in 1964, it was Mario Savio, a campus leftist, who led the free speech movement at the Berkeley campus of the University of California, a movement that...
  • Sex and Race Equality

    04/02/2014 6:14:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    There are several race and sex issues that need addressing. Let's look at a few of them with an ear to these questions: Should we insist upon equal treatment of people by race and sex or tolerate differences in treatment? And just how equal are people by race and sex in the first place? According to the National Institutes of Health, male infants 1 to 3 months old should be fed 472 to 572 calories per day, whereas their female counterparts should receive 438 to 521 calories per day (http://tinyurl.com/nj35qvh). That's an official sex-based caloric 10 percent rip-off of...
  • Touchy Topics

    09/04/2013 1:56:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Here's a question: What is the true test of one's commitment to freedom of expression? Is it when one permits others to express ideas with which he agrees? Or is it when he permits others to express ideas he finds deeply offensive? I'm betting that most people would wisely answer that it's the latter, and I'd agree. How about this question: What is the true test of one's commitment to freedom of association? Is it when people permit others to freely associate in ways of which they approve? Or is it when they permit others to freely associate in ways...
  • Academic Dishonesty

    09/19/2012 4:00:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    Many of the nation's colleges and universities have become cesspools of indoctrination, intolerance, academic dishonesty and an "enlightened" form of racism. This is a decades-old trend. In a 1991 speech, Yale President Benno Schmidt warned: "The most serious problems of freedom of expression in our society today exist on our campuses. The assumption seems to be that the purpose of education is to induce correct opinion rather than to search for wisdom and to liberate the mind." Unfortunately, parents, taxpayers and donors have little knowledge of the extent of the dishonesty and indoctrination. There are several clues for telling whether...
  • The Rich Don't Pay Enough?

    08/29/2012 10:56:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    If you listen to America's political hacks, mainstream media talking heads and their socialist allies, you can't help but reach the conclusion that the nation's tax burden is borne by the poor and middleclass while the rich get off scot-free. Stephen Moore, senior economics writer for The Wall Street Journal, and I'm proud to say former GMU economics student, wrote "The U.S. Tax System: Who Really Pays?" in the Manhattan Institute's Issue 2012 (8/12). Let's see whether the rich are paying their "fair" share. According to IRS 2007 data, the richest 1 percent of Americans earned 22 percent of national...
  • Obama's Educational Excellence Initiative

    08/15/2012 3:49:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    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 in school and college. Though black education is in desperate straits, the president's executive order will accomplish absolutely nothing to improve black education. The reason is that it does not address the root causes of educational rot among black Americans. It's not rocket science; let's look at it. The president's initiative contains not one word about rampant inner-city school violence,...
  • Liberals, Progressives and Socialists (Walter Williams)

    08/06/2012 10:33:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 8, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    In Europe, especially in Germany, hoisting a swastika-emblazoned Nazi flag is a crime. For decades after World War II, people have hunted down and sought punishment for Nazi murderers, who were responsible for the deaths of more than 20 million people. Here's my question: Why are the horrors of Nazism so well-known and widely condemned but not those of socialism and communism? What goes untaught — and possibly is covered up — is that socialist and communist ideas have produced the greatest evil in mankind's history. You say, "Williams, what in the world are you talking about? Socialists, communists and...
  • How Times Have Changed

    07/31/2012 2:18:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Craetors Syndicate ^ | August 1, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    Having been born in 1936 has allowed me to witness both societal progress and retrogression. High on the list of things made better in our society are the great gains in civil liberties and economic opportunities, especially for racial minorities and women. People who are now deemed poor have a level of material wealth that would have been a pipe dream to yesteryear's poor. But despite the fact that today's Americans have achieved an unprecedented level of prosperity, we have become spiritually and morally impoverished compared with our ancestors. Years ago, spending beyond one's means was considered a character defect....
  • The NOT Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, July 5, 2012

    07/05/2012 8:01:09 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 103 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 07/05/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • The Underclass (Walter Williams)

    07/02/2012 9:27:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 2, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    Anthony Daniels, who writes under the pen name Theodore Dalrymple, is a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist who tells of his experiences with his patients in "Life at the Bottom." It's an insightful book of essays about the self-destructive behavior and attitudes of the underclass. In one essay, "We Don't Want No Education," reprinted by City Journal (http://www.city-journal.org/html/5_1_oh_to_be.html), Dalrymple says that he cannot recall meeting a 16-year-old from the public housing project near his hospital who could perform simple multiplication operations, such as nine times seven. One 17-year-old told him, "We didn't get that far." This was after 12...
  • [from 2010 and Still Applies] Parting Company

    06/29/2012 7:18:52 PM PDT · by Bearshouse · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/7/2010 | Walter E. Williams
    Here's the question asked in my September 2000 column titled "It's Time To Part Company": "If one group of people prefers government control and management of people's lives and another prefers liberty and a desire to be left alone, should they be required to fight, antagonize one another, risk bloodshed and loss of life in order to impose their preferences or should they be able to peaceably part company and go their separate ways?" The problem that our nation faces is very much like a marriage where one partner has broken, and has no intention of keeping, the marital vows....
  • Economic Chaos Ahead

    02/08/2012 4:16:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Walter E Williams
    Let's think about the kind of mess that we're in. Federal 2010 Medicare and Medicaid expenditures totaled $800 billion. The projected annual growth of both programs is about 7 percent. Social Security expenditures are more than $700 billion a year. According to the 2009 Social Security and Medicare trustees reports, by 2030, 49 percent of federal revenues will go for Social Security and Medicare payments. The unfunded liability of both programs is already $106 trillion.But not to worry. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that it's possible to sustain today's level of federal spending and even achieve a balanced budget. All...