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  • TERROR PLOT: STATEMENT, ASSASSINATION, ATTACK ON U.S (identical to 9/11)

    08/11/2004 3:38:17 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 39 replies · 1,516+ views
    WMCA - NY ^ | 8.11.2004
    NEW YORK - According to intelligence that has been retrieved from the computer laptop and files of Muhammed Khan of Pakistan, Al Qaeda plans to attack before the November 2 elections but new details are just now surfacing as to what the plan really looks like. The plans call for a major assassination of a high profile political figure, which most likely will be triggered by another public statement from Osama bin Laden, and that will lead to the all out attack against the U.S. homeland. It is possible that the political assassination could occur in Saudi Arabia or Yemen...
  • CHINESE COMMUNISTS ENDORSE KERRY

    08/03/2004 9:25:30 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 23 replies · 5,660+ views
    WMCA-NY ^ | 8.3.2003
    NEW YORK - It appears as though yet another foreign leader, (just one of several who Kerry refused to name), has chosen to endorse his candidacy. The Red Communists of China, and their official news outlet, the state run "People's Daily" formally endorsed the Democrat from Massachusetts for the race of President of the United States. The communist newspaper said in its endorsement, "(Sen. Kerry)...looks squarely at China's position and influence in Asia and the world at large, and he opposes the containment of China and stands for contacts with the country."
  • THE BUSH BOOM: ECONOMY BREAKS 30 YEAR OLD RECORD

    08/03/2004 7:59:25 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 31 replies · 1,726+ views
    WMCA-NY ^ | 8.3.2003
    NEW YORK - The economy has set yet another benchmark in the recovery under the present administration. U. S. manufacturing has expanded for a record 14th straight month and a new report says hiring in the factory sector is still on the increase. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity rose from 61.1 the month previous to 62.0 in July. (Any number above 50 demonstrates growth.) The index has stayed above 60 for another record - nine months. The employment sector of the index showed growth as well as the rating came in at 57.3...
  • BUSH GETS 10PT BUMP, ANOTHER DEM ENDORSES PREZ

    08/02/2004 8:19:08 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 54 replies · 3,303+ views
    WMCA-NY ^ | 8.2.2004
    Declaring that "America needs continuity in such tough and challenging times," St. Paul Minnesota Mayor Randy Kelly has joined the swelling ranks of elected Democrat officials and is backing Republican President George W. Bush for re-election. "The President and I do not agree on a lot of issues, but in turbulent times what the American people need more than anything is continuity of government even with some imperfect policies," said Mayor Kelly. Kelly follows the lead of former two term governor from the state of Georgia, United States Senator Zell Miller. Miller appeared on "Meet The Press" on Sunday declaring...
  • CAPTION THE STUPID KERRY SALUTE CONTEST

    07/30/2004 8:18:51 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 11 replies · 1,081+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | 7.30.2004
    CAPTION CONTEST FOR THE STUPID CORNY KERRY SALUTE!
  • THOUSANDS RALLY TO SUPPORT BUSH ON MARRIAGE IN NYC

    07/26/2004 8:25:57 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 6 replies · 589+ views
    WMCA-NY ^ | 7.25.2004
    NEW YORK - Thousands gathered at New York City hall park yesterday to renew their marriage vows and make a pro-active and positive statement that marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman. The effort brought together the largest coalition of churches in New York ever in support of a single matter. The Church of God In Christ, a predominantly black denomination, CONLICO - the largest coalition of hispanic churches in NYC, and the City Covenant Coaliton all combined forces and efforts to get out the message - marriage is sacred, and God designed it as a...
  • McCullough: "PROTECT MARRIAGE" SUNDAY IS HERE!! (NYC FREEPER ALERT)

    07/25/2004 7:43:40 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 4 replies · 749+ views
    WMCA-NY ^ | 7.25.2003
    EDITORIAL - For the last 120 days we have talked about the need to send a message of support for the institution of marriage as it has been defined from the beginning of civilization. The day has arrived and the time to act is here. Today at City Hall Park in downtown NYC. You are invited to come and renew your marriage vows. Marriage by definition is a sacred covenant between one man and one woman. This ceremony today is extremely significant to this regard. Significant in size and scope. Today unified African American churches from the COGIC denomination (Church...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Prescription for Less Wealth (Walter Williams)

    05/14/2003 9:11:27 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 180 replies · 670+ views
    townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2003 | Walter Williams
    Maytag recently announced that it's moving its Galesburg, Ill., production facility to Mexico. A group called Americans Against NAFTA has protested Maytag's decision. Spokesman Russ Anderson said, "We want to spread the word of what we believe Maytag is doing and the destructive effects it will have on Galesburg and the surrounding area. We want to tell everyone that we don't think it's right to put 1,600-plus people out of work for the sake of corporate greed." This is a typical plea against more liberalized international trade agreements, and if we followed it our nation would have less wealth. Let's...
  • The morality of markets

    05/06/2003 9:43:25 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 220+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Wednesday, May 7, 2003 | by Walter Williams
    My recent column "From Whence Comes Income" sparked considerable favorable reader response, not to mention thoughtful reader correction of my grammar error in the title: "From Whence" is redundant. Quite a few readers were a bit confused about my assertion that market allocation of goods and services are infinitely more moral than the alternative. The first principle of a free society is that each person owns himself. You are your private property, and I am mine. Most Americans probably accept that first principle. Those who disagree are obliged to inform the rest of us just who owns us, at least...
  • From whence comes income? (Walter Williams)

    04/22/2003 9:23:52 PM PDT · by Kwilliams · 33 replies · 1,106+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 04/23/03 | Walter Williams
    Here's part of a letter from a reader: "A hard-working, conscientious person can earn $10,000 a year in a fast-food restaurant. At the same time, movie stars and athletes, who make very little contribution to society, can earn in excess of $10,000,000 a year. A baseball player earns more with every swing of the bat than many people do in a year." The reader's inference is that there's something unfair about income differences of such magnitude. It also reflects ignorance about the sources of income in a free society; that's music to the ears of political demagogues with an insatiable...
  • Call it as it is

    04/16/2003 6:02:42 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 11 replies · 352+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2003 | Walter Williams
    <p>There's considerable unnecessary confusion and debate on public policy issues that would be more intelligently discussed and resolved if we'd say what is actually meant rather than using euphemistic disguises.</p> <p>The Grutter and Gratz vs. Bollinger cases before the United States Supreme challenge the University of Michigan's use of racial preferences for undergraduate and law school admissions.</p>
  • Ruled by scoundrels

    04/01/2003 11:07:43 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 325+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Wednesday, April 2, 2003 | by Walter Williams
    The March 10 issue of Human Events carried a special report on the 10 most outrageous government programs. Their 18 judges included conservative/libertarians such as former Rep. Dick Armey, R-Texas, former Delaware Gov. Pete Dupont, Mark Levin, president of the Landmark Legal Foundation, and David Boaz, Cato Institute's vice president. The Legal Services Corp. headed the list, followed closely by the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act and the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931. Rounding out the list were: Americorps, Endangered Species Act, No Child Left Behind Act, Amtrak, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards, Title X Family Planning Act, and the...
  • High-powered war technology: Walter Williams tours weapons-research facility

    03/26/2003 5:24:58 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 313+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, March 26, 2003 | Walter Williams
    Early March, Mrs. Williams and I abandoned the snow and the cold to vacation in Panama City, Fla. We savored the hospitality of our many friends, not to mention several fresh fish dinners served at Captain Anderson's restaurant and at the homes of our friends. Commanding Officer Capt. Fred Stutt invited my friends Greg Brudnicki, Les Brackett and me to a VIP tour of the Coastal Systems Station. Coastal Systems Station is one of the U.S. Navy's major research, development, test and evaluation laboratories. Among its facilities is the Ocean Simulation Facility – a massive hyperbaric chamber capable of simulating...
  • Market wonders: Walter Williams says consumers more reliable, predictable than politicians

    03/19/2003 12:41:32 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 246+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2003 | Walter Williams
    We've all seen gasoline prices rising – is that good news or bad news? Congress could enact price controls and "odd and even" days for gasoline purchases like they did in the 1970s. Sure, we'd be paying lower prices, but the selling price of a good is just one element of its cost. The full cost of a good includes all additional resources expended for its acquisition. These additional resources might include time and travel that are by no means free. Say that Congress legislates gasoline price controls that sets a maximum price of $1 a gallon. As sure as...
  • Congress' insidious discrimination: Walter Williams exposes black leadership's racist 'deal

    03/12/2003 12:39:27 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 315+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2003 | Walter Williams
    There's a little-known law called the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931. It remains on the books today. Before saying what the law is and its effects, let me run by you some of the language used, in the early 1930s, to push the law through Congress. Rep. John Cochran of Missouri said he had "received numerous complaints in recent months about Southern contractors employing low-paid colored mechanics getting work and bringing the employees from the South." Alabama Rep. Clayton Allgood complained: "Reference has been made to a contractor from Alabama who went to New York with bootleg labor. This is a...
  • Different visions, different policy: Walter Williams explains schism in political strategies

    03/04/2003 11:47:11 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 325+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, March 5, 2003 | Walter Williams
    We're often confronted by the enigma of decent people professing identical goals but advocating polar opposite policies. Sometimes the political alignment is seen as conservative vs. liberal where, for example, conservatives fight against minimum wage increases and liberals support those increases. The enigma is: Why is it that two groups of people, professing concern for low-skilled workers, advocate vastly differing means to help them? I think that part of the answer lies in differing visions of how the world works; but that answer only applies to honest people who don't have a self-interested hidden agenda. Consider what might have been...
  • Poverty in the nation

    02/21/2003 12:02:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies · 537+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2003 | Walter Williams
    <p>If you're a poor adult in America, for the most part, it's all your fault. That's true, at least today, whether you're black, white, brown or polka dot.</p> <p>According to the definition the U.S. Bureau of Census uses, a family of four with an income of more than $18,244 is not poor. The poverty cutoff for a single-person household is $9,359, and that for a two-person household is $12,000. With those definitions, the poverty rate was 11.7 percent, or about 33 million Americans living in poverty in 2001.</p>
  • Poor choices, bub: Walter Williams says poverty is largely self-made problem

    02/19/2003 2:48:15 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 22 replies · 1,932+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, February 19, 2003 | Dr. Walter Williams
    If you're a poor adult in America, for the most part, it's all your fault. That's true, at least today, whether you're black, white, brown or polka dot. According to the definition the U.S. Bureau of Census uses, a family of four with an income over $18,244 is not poor. The poverty cutoff for a single-person household is $9,359, and that for a two-person household is $12,000. With those definitions, the poverty rate was 11.7 percent, or about 33 million Americans living in poverty in 2001. The greatest percentage of poverty is found in female-headed households. Over 70 percent of...
  • FAA aviation-aversion therapy: how federal gov't is curing Walter Williams of his need to fly

    02/12/2003 2:30:18 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 504+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, February 12, 2003 | Walter Williams
    Aversion therapy is sometimes used when there are associated behavior patterns that are pleasant but might be regarded by a third party as undesirable. For example, alcoholics love consuming large amounts of alcohol. Aversion therapy involves associating alcohol consumption with a very unpleasant stimulus. One method is to require the alcoholic to take a sip of whiskey having first taken a nausea-inducing drug. Sipping the whiskey is followed immediately by violent vomiting. In future, just the smell of alcohol produces the unpleasant memory of vomiting – and hopefully the patient will stop drinking. Aversion therapy is used in the treatment...
  • Walter E. Williams: Inferior Education of Black Americans

    02/05/2003 6:02:34 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 27 replies · 1,208+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 05, 2003 | Walter E. Williams
    Last week's column discussed some of the controversy surrounding the University of Michigan's admissions practices, where blacks and Hispanics are given points based solely on race, and where whites are turned away to admit blacks and Hispanics with much lower academic qualifications. A few weeks before that, my column discussed the deplorable conditions in Washington, D.C.'s high schools. At 12 of its 19 high schools, more than 50 percent of the students test below basic in reading, and at some of those schools the percentages approached 80 percent. At 15 of these schools, over 50 percent tests below basic...
  • Affirmative action or racism? Walter Williams looks at issues surrounding pending Supreme Court case

    01/29/2003 1:39:01 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 549+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, January 29, 2003 | Walter Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear Grutter and Gratz vs. Bollinger, a case challenging the University of Michigan's racial preferences, and President Bush's submitting an amicus curiae brief supporting the challenge has refueled the affirmative-action debate. The focal point of the debate is whether affirmative action violates civil rights. It's difficult to debate the issue intelligently because we're talking past one another – as we haven't chosen to define affirmative action. Let's look at it. Affirmative action means different things to different people. So allow me to list some of those alternative interpretations. To some Americans, perhaps most, affirmative...
  • Infinite cycles of poverty fiction

    01/24/2003 10:42:10 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 498+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, January 25, 2003 | Walter Williams
    <p>A typical belief among the world's foreign aid agencies is there's a "vicious cycle of poverty" that makes economic development virtually impossible for the world's poor nations. This idea holds that poor countries are poor because income is so low savings cannot be generated to provide the kind of capital accumulation necessary for economic growth.</p>
  • Poverty myths

    01/21/2003 10:31:56 PM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 510+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 1/22/03 | Walter Williams
    A typical belief among the world's foreign aid agencies is there's a "vicious cycle of poverty" that makes economic development virtually impossible for the world's poor nations. This idea holds that poor countries are poor because income is so low that savings cannot be generated to provide the kind of capital accumulation necessary for economic growth. Thus, it is alleged, the only way out of the poverty quagmire is foreign aid. As popular as the vicious cycle of poverty theory is among economic development "experts," it has to be one of mankind's most foolish ideas. "Explain yourself, Williams!" you...
  • Government against its citizens: Walter Williams shows sugar industry not as sweet as they seem

    01/15/2003 1:12:43 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 288+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, January 15, 2003 | Dr. Walter Williams
    Democrat Mary Landrieu's successful Louisiana senatorial race against Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell highlights some of the less appreciated and uglier aspects of American politics. America's sugar producers contributed heavily to both candidates. In fact, the sugar lobby gives millions of dollars to both parties of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Why? Might it be the sugar businesses' civic interest in free elections and good government? Believing that would make you a prime candidate for a brain transplant. Both Louisiana candidates criticized the rumored Bush administration trade agreement that would allow for greater imports of Mexican sugar. They...
  • The Walter Williams Interview

    01/13/2003 9:11:38 AM PST · by Conservageek · 13 replies · 939+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | 1/13/02 | John Hawkins
    The Walter Williams InterviewBy John HawkinsJohn Hawkins: You do a fantastic job filling in for Rush Limbaugh. Are we going to see a Walter Williams radio show coming up anytime soon? Walter Williams: No, I've been teaching for about thirty-five years and that would require a career change; I'm not quite ready for it. I've been offered jobs a couple of times... John Hawkins: Oh really? Would it have been a national show or starting in a big market? Walter Williams: It would have probably been syndicated. I was offered that some years ago and I turned it down. Every...
  • Washington's education establishment

    01/07/2003 9:52:46 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 493+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Wednesday, January 8, 2003 | by Walter Williams
    QUICK LINKS: HOME | NEWS | OPINION | RIGHTPAGES | CHAT | WHAT'S NEW townhall.comWalter Williams (back to story)January 8, 2003Washington's education establishment "Fiddling Whilst Rome Burns" was my column several weeks ago. It looked at the disastrous state of education in the nation's capitol, where at only one of the city's 19 high schools do as many as 50 percent of its students test as proficient in reading. At no school are 50 percent of the students proficient in math. At 12 of 19 high schools, more than 50 percent of the students test below basic in reading,...
  • Celebrating multiculturalism and diversity (Walter Williams)

    01/01/2003 12:21:22 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 486+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 1/01/03 | Walter Williams
    What I celebrate as a source of pride and self-esteem is the fact that I have brown eyes. You say, "Williams, that goes to prove what we've been saying all along. You're a lunatic! Is having brown eyes some kind of accomplishment?" Such a response is proof positive that you've missed out on an important part of today's college education. Diversity worship and multiculturalism are currency and cause for celebration at just about any college. If one is black, brown, yellow or white, the prevailing thought is that he should take pride and celebrate that fact even though, just...
  • Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon Granted to All Persons of European Descent

    12/27/2002 4:08:26 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 19 replies · 1,358+ views
        Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon Granted to All Persons of European Descent Whereas, Europeans kept my forebears in bondage some three centuries toiling without pay, Whereas, Europeans ignored the human rights pledges of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution,Whereas, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments meant little more than empty words, Therefore, Americans of European ancestry are guilty of great crimes against my ancestors and their progeny.But, in the recognition Europeans themselves have been victims of various and sundry human rights violations to wit: the Norman Conquest, the Irish Potato Famine, Decline...
  • Fiddling whilst Rome burns

    12/26/2002 12:26:18 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 499+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Thursday, December 26, 2002 | by Walter Williams
    QUICK LINKS: HOME | NEWS | OPINION | RIGHTPAGES | CHAT | WHAT'S NEW townhall.comWalter Williams (back to story)December 26, 2002Fiddling whilst Rome burns Casey Lartigue, policy analyst for the Washington, D.C., based Cato Institute, has written a report in the Dec. 10 issue of Policy Analysis that constitutes a devastating indictment of public education. The title is, "The Need for Education Freedom in the Nation's Capital." The title suggests the solution -- namely, education reform must be more than simply spending more money to prop up schools that are little more than holding pens. Washington politicians must create...
  • Selective 'racists': Dems double standards

    12/22/2002 10:13:02 PM PST · by Kay Soze · 11 replies · 978+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Dec. 18, 2002 | Walter Williams
    Selective 'racists': Dems double standards http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | During World War II, ex-Ku Klux Klansman, now U.S. senator, Robert Byrd vowed never to fight "with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds." Just a couple of years ago, Byrd lectured us on the floor of the Senate that "there are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time."...
  • Taxation by the numbers

    12/19/2002 11:20:18 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 1,942+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, December 20, 2002 | Walter Williams
    <p>We need government, and that means taxes. But when we think about government spending, and the taxes needed to finance its spending, we should also think of the effects of taxation.</p> <p>Suppose I hire you to repair my computer. The job is worth $200 to me, and doing the job is worth $200 to you. The transaction will occur because we have a meeting of the mind. Now suppose there's the imposition of a 30 percent income tax on you. That means you won't receive $200 but instead $140. You might say the heck with working for me ? spending the day with your family is worth more than $140.</p>
  • Double standards

    12/18/2002 9:23:36 PM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 223+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 12/19/02 | Walter Williams
    During World War II, ex-Ku Klux Klansman, now U.S. senator, Robert Byrd vowed never to fight "with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds." Just a couple of years ago, Byrd lectured us on the floor of the Senate that "there are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time." I wonder whether he was talking...
  • Double standards: Walter Williams says GOP held to higher expectation of decency than liberals

    12/18/2002 1:00:40 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 73 replies · 725+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, December 18, 2002 | Dr. Walter Williams
    During World War II, ex-Ku Klux Klansman, now U.S. senator, Robert Byrd vowed never to fight "with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds." Just a couple of years ago, Byrd lectured us on the floor of the Senate that "there are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time." I wonder whether he was talking about...
  • "The Great Generation?"

    12/17/2002 5:11:50 PM PST · by John60 · 7 replies · 366+ views
    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/ ^ | Nov 13, 2002 | Walter Williams
    Your congressman might say, "Madison was all wrong; after all, there's the 'general welfare' clause." Here's what Madison had to say about that: "With respect to the two words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators." Thomas Jefferson echoed similar sentiments saying, "Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated."
  • Middle East peace recipe

    12/11/2002 8:59:29 AM PST · by gubamyster · 3 replies · 273+ views
    WND ^ | December 11, 2002 | Walter Williams
    Posted: December 11, 2002 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2002 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Frederic Bastiat, 19th-century French economist, predicted, "If goods don't cross borders, troops will." That's precisely the theme of a July 1 Weekly Standard article written by my Israeli colleague Daniel Doron, president of the Jerusalem-based Israel Center for Social and Economic Development, titled, "The Way Forward for the Palestinians: It's Economic Development, Not Peace-processing." Daniel Doron argues that during the quarter century from the Six Day War to the Oslo Accords, from 1967 to 1993, the political stalemate enabled a quiet peace. Israel maintained a modicum of law...
  • America's Biggest Crook

    12/06/2002 8:33:12 PM PST · by Hostage · 7 replies · 385+ views
    Unknown ^ | April 15, 2002 | Walter E. Williams
    The Enron case made headlines because fraud and deception of such magnitude is fairly unusual in the corporate world. Washington fraud and deception of a much greater magnitude doesn't make the headlines because fraud and deception in government is standard practice. That's what's so disgusting when politicians posture and demand that something be done to ensure honest corporate accounting practices. You say, "Williams, what are you talking about - Washington fraud?" Suppose a company had run up debt that it wanted to conceal from its stockholders, lenders and the Security Exchange Commission (SEC). The CEO comes up with the accounting...
  • Taxation 101: Walter Williams illuminates true costs of confiscatory government [Re-post]

    12/05/2002 4:01:25 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 370+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, Demcember 5, 2002 | Walter Williams
    We need government, and that means taxes. But when we think about government spending, and the taxes needed to finance its spending, we should also think of the effects of taxation. Suppose I hire you to repair my computer. The job is worth $200 to me and doing the job is worth $200 to you. The transaction will occur because we have a meeting of the mind. Now suppose there's the imposition of a 30 percent income tax on you. That means you won't receive $200 but instead $140. You might say the heck with working for me – spending...
  • Non-politically correct thinking

    11/26/2002 9:40:47 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 390+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Wednesday, November 27, 2002 | by Walter Williams
    There're lots of terms used in ways that have great emotional worth but little analytical value. Take the term discrimination. When selecting a wife, some 43 years ago, not every woman was given an equal opportunity. I discriminated against white, Chinese and Japanese women, not to mention criminal women. You say, "Williams, that kind of discrimination is OK because it's harmless!" That's untrue. When I married, other women were harmed. The only way that I couldn't have harmed other women was to be a man that only one woman would want. Sometimes, I'm tempted by the ideals of equal opportunity...
  • Family Secrets

    11/19/2002 9:47:58 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 229+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Wednesday, November 20, 2002 | by Walter Williams
    Airing the "family's" dirty laundry in public can qualify one for less-than-flattering descriptions. That's particularly applicable to a black person, and even more so when he questions the civil rights gospel that the problems black people encounter are rooted in racial discrimination and a legacy of slavery. To argue that most of the problems black people confront today have little or nothing to do with racial discrimination risks being labeled everything but a child of God, not to mention accusations of having "sold out" and "letting white people off the hook." One need not deny the existence of racial discrimination...
  • The 'Great Generation'? Walter Williams says unconstitutional spending led to tyranny

    11/13/2002 12:08:18 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 698+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, November 13, 2002 | Dr. Walter Williams
    The American generation who suffered through the Great Depression and defeated the tyrannical designs that Adolf Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo Hideki had for the world has often been called "the great generation." Will history see it that way? Let's look at it, but first start with a couple of statements from two truly great Americans. In 1794, Congress appropriated $15,000 for relief of French refugees. James Madison stood on the floor of the House to object, saying, "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects...
  • The politics of envy: Walter Williams cures Krugman's income-inequality bellyache

    11/06/2002 2:26:03 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 494+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, November 6, 2002 | Walter Williams
    In his Oct. 20, 2002, New York Times Magazine article titled "For Richer: The Disappearing Middle Class," Princeton University economist Professor Paul Krugman wrote, "For the America I grew up in – the America of the 1950s and 1960s – was a middle-class society, both in reality and in feel. The vast income and wealth inequalities of the Gilded Age had disappeared. ... Daily experiences confirmed the sense of a fairly equal society. The economic disparities you were conscious of were quite muted." Krugman's vision of income inequality and the disappearing middle class is an excellent example of the classroom...
  • Rights vs. Wishes by Walter Williams (October 27, 2002)

    10/27/2002 7:30:32 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 23 replies · 692+ views
    capitalism magazine ^ | (October 27, 2002)
    Rights vs. Wishes by Walter Williams (October 27, 2002) We hear so much about "rights" -- a right to this and a right to that. People say they have a right to decent housing, a right to adequate health care, food and a decent job, and more recently, senior citizens have a right to prescription drugs. In a free society, do people have these rights? Let's look at it. At least in the standard historical usage of the term, a right is something that exists simultaneously among people. A right confers no obligation on another. For example, the right to...
  • WANTING BLACKS TO THINK ALIKE

    10/23/2002 12:06:18 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 7 replies · 351+ views
    TownHall ^ | 10/23/02 | Walter Williams
    When asked to comment about Secretary of State Colin Powell's position on the possible use of military force against Iraq, singer/activist Harry Belafonte said: "There were those slaves who lived on the plantation, and there were those slaves that lived in the house. You got the privilege of living in the house if you served the master exactly the way the master intended to have you serve him. Colin Powell's committed to come into the house of the master." Powell's master, according to Belafonte, is President Bush. In a statement later issued through his publicist, Belafonte said, "This was not...
  • A Nation of Sheep - Dependent On DC

    10/17/2002 5:25:50 PM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 592+ views
    CapitalismMagazine.com ^ | february 9th, 2002 | By Walter Williams
    A Nation of Sheep - Dependent On DC By Walter Williams CapitalismMagazine.com february 9th, 2002 "The shift from personal autonomy to dependence on government is perhaps the defining characteristic of modern American politics. In the span of barely one lifetime, a nation grounded in ideals of individual liberty has been transformed into one in which federal decisions control even such personal matters as what health care we buy -- a nation now so bound up in detailed laws and regulation that no one can know what all the rules are, let alone comply with them." That's the opening statement...
  • Black Leaders Silent Over Mugabe's Destruction of Zimbabwe by Walter Williams

    10/09/2002 5:38:02 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 14 replies · 395+ views
    capitalism magazine ^ | October 9, 2002
    Black Leaders Silent Over Mugabe's Destruction of Zimbabwe by Walter Williams (October 9, 2002) Summary: Where are the Black Congressional Caucus, NAACP and other civil rights organizations? There's a deafening silence, the same silence when Africa's black tyrants elsewhere on the continent commit brutalities making those committed by former colonial masters pale in comparison. [CAPITALISM MAGAZINE.COM] Shakespeare Maya, Zimbabwe's leader of the opposition National Alliance for Good Governance, opined, "This land was stolen from our ancestors, and it follows that those who hold it now are thieves." It's this vision that has prompted Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to target 95...
  • Killing people

    10/08/2002 11:29:54 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 23 replies · 373+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Wednesday, October 9, 2002 | by Walter Williams
    Activists in the environmentalist movement have a callous disregard for people. You say: "What do you mean, Williams? We can't think of a more caring people." First, I'm not talking about sensible people who're concerned about clean air and water. I'm talking about the movement leaders and the politicians they have under their thumbs. Let's look at it. The New York Green Party said in its opposition to pesticide spraying to halt the spread of West Nile disease, "These diseases only kill the old and people whose health is already poor." In East Meadow and Hempstead, N.Y., local officials, following...
  • Poor language, poor thinking

    09/10/2002 10:09:20 PM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 351+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 9/11/02 | Walter Williams
    Here's what the Harvard University Civil Rights Project's "scholars" said in a July 2001 press release: "Almost half a century after the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that Southern school segregation was unconstitutional and 'inherently unequal,' new statistics from the 1998-99 school year show that racial and ethnic segregation continued to intensify throughout the 1990s." What's their evidence? They say that over 70 percent of black students attend schools where the student population is predominantly black, in some cases over 90 percent black. This, to Harvard's scholars, is resegregation -- but let us examine the term segregation. Blacks are about...
  • A New Strategy for Racial Quotas: "Comprehensive Review" (By Walter Williams)

    08/13/2002 2:29:12 PM PDT · by dennisw · 13 replies · 733+ views
    capitalism magazine ^ | By Walter Williams (March 21, 2002) | By Walter Williams (March 21, 2002)
     http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/2002/march/ww_quotas.htmA New Strategy for Racial Quotas: "Comprehensive Review" By Walter Williams (March 21, 2002)If your father beats your mother up or abandons her, or you've made a few suicide attempts, you're moved up a notch or two over the more academically qualified students who are short on familial pathology.  [CAPITALISMMAGAZINE.COM] In 1996, California's voters passed Proposition 209, which outlawed racial quotas for college admission. That didn't mean the end of the quest for racial quotas and the euphemisms for it: affirmative action, diversity and multiculturalism. The diversity lobby has rigged up a new and devious way around the law...
  • Parting company

    08/08/2002 11:01:28 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 250+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, August 9, 2002 | Dr. Walter William
    Each July 4, we celebrate the founding of our nation, but how many Americans understand – much less respect – the founding principles? I fear that, for most Americans, July 4 is a celebration of a day off of work, an excuse for fireworks and feasting on barbecue but not a day to celebrate and enshrine the liberties the Founders sought for us. Some of this is the result of dumbed-down schooling, but a large part, I fear, is simple contempt for our founding principles. Let's look at a few founding documents to see what's your take on them. On...