Mar 2, 2023 ~ Dr. Walter Williams on slavery: "Slavery has been mankind's standard fare throughout his entire history. And even the word, slave, in most languages, is Slav because the Slavic people are among the first to be enslaved. And Africans were among the last to be enslaved. And the great thing about the Western world is that we spent many resources on eliminating slavery."
Feb 25, 2021 ~ Veronique de Rugy, 'Don't Overlook Minimum Wage's Negative Effects' Economist Walter Williams always explained why the negative effects of minimum wage outweighed the positive and good intentions. CBO estimates 1.4 million jobs lost for $15. Business go under. Less hours, hiring.
Dec 10, 2020 ~ Economics giant, Walter Williams dies. He is revered and mourned by conservatives. "Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man."
Nov 18, 2020 ~ Walter Williams, 'Correct Diagnostics Needed' By misdiagnosing the problems black people face as being caused by 'racism', we can't fix those problems because we're addressing the wrong cause. 60% grade school education gap between blacks and whites in DC but more money spent.
Aug 12, 2020 ~ Walter Williams 'Are Today's Leftists Truly Marxists?' Prof. Williams surmises that current woke activists like BLM who call themselves 'Trained Marxists' haven't even read most of his works. Shows how very racist and Anti-Semitic Marx was including many n-words, 'lazy Mexicans'.
Jun 16, 2020 ~ Walter Williams, 'Now What', Regarding 'the rioting and looting... politicians who call for law and order are often viewed negatively.' But 'Poor people are more dependent on law and order than anyone else.' Limousine liberals call for riots from their gated communities.
Apr 15, 2020 ~ Walter Williams, 'Fixing College Corruption'. Williams highlights a study called 'Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship' 'Grievance scholars bully students, administrators' etc. 'The worldview they promote is neither scientific nor rigorous.' Bogus majors.
Apr 8, 2020 ~ Walter Williams, 'Manipulation Through Racial Hoaxes' Democrats 'have a difficult time finding the racism that they say permeates everything. So they're brazenly inventing it.' 'a huge percentage of the horrific hate crimes cited as evidence of contemporary bigotry are fakes.'
Apr 1, 2020 ~ Walter Williams, 'Managing a Disaster'. Professor Williams tries again to explain how price gouging laws cause the kinds of shortages we are seeing due to COVID19. Allows some to hoard while many others get none. Allowing prices to rise would signal more production, less hoarding
Mar 25, 2020 ~ Walter Williams, "The Secret Shame: How America's Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunity for All."' 'progressive cities, on average, have black/white achievement gaps in math and reading that are 15% and 13% higher than in conservative cities.'
Mar 17, 2020 ~ Walter Williams, 'Socialism's Past'. Prof. Williams catalogs a long list of failed socialist promises and predictions and equally untrue statements and predictions about capitalism. Among the quoted, 'Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Castro, Hugo Chavez, Maduro, and Bernie Sanders.'
Feb 5, 2020 ~ Walter Williams debunks the idea that corporations pay taxes. 'Corporations are simply tax collectors for the government.' 'A corporation can shift the tax burden by raising its product prices, lowering dividends or laying off workers. The lesson is that only people pay taxes.'
Jan 1, 2020 ~ Walter Williams 'Colleges Dupe Parents and Taxpayers'. One reason why college costs have increased 4 times inflation is the cost of 'diversity and equity personnel'. University of Michigan for example has 93 full time diversity personnel on staff, 26 of whom earn more than $100K.
Nov 27, 2019 ~ Walter Williams, 'Who Are the Racists?' 'Democratic claim of Trump-inspired white violence.' where 'blacks face a "mortal threat"' is 'a cruel hoax.' In reality of the 600K interracial crimes last year, 90% were black perp on white victim, 10% white perp on black victim.
Sep 11, 2019 ~ Walter Williams warns U. of Washington Professor Asao Inoue ideas catching on. Inoue says in order to combat 'White language supremacy' 'We must rethink how we assess writing.' 'calculate course grades by labor completed and dispense almost completely with judgments of quality.'
Jun 21, 2019 ~ Economist Walter Williams says de Blasio is blaming the wrong thing, racism, for why blacks underperform on 'the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test'. Williams and Sowell point out blacks used to perform competitively but scores steadily declined as black culture changed
May 1, 2019 ~ Walter Williams reviews Thomas Sowell's updated book, 'Discrimination and Disparities' 'Sowell concludes this section suggesting that it is dangerous for society to depict outcome differences as evidence or proof of malevolent actions' Disparate impacts rarely explained by racism
Apr 16, 2019 ~ Walter Williams, Since the UK banned guns, 'violent crime in the U.K. has risen almost every year since the ban. Criminals love the idea of a disarmed populace.' London's murder rate is now higher than New York City's. Mayor Khan trying to implement 'knife control'.
Apr 10, 2019 ~ Economist Walter Williams lists many socialism vs. capitalism experiments that have run side by side. East vs. West Germany, North vs. South Korea, Venezuela and Argentina before and after socialism. 'Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy.'
Apr 3, 2019 ~ Economist Walter Williams said, 'Most of today's major problems encountered by black people have little or nothing to do with racial discrimination and a legacy of slavery. People who make those excuses are doing a grave disservice to black people.' The enemy 'is us'.
Jan 24, 2019 ~ Walter Williams article, 'Who Benefits From Democratic Control' - 19 of the 20 poorest and most dangerous cities have a Democratic mayor, most have been run exclusively by democrats for decades - blacks hit hardest - Why would them keep voting for Democrats he asks?
Jan 10, 2019 ~ Walter Williams, 'A Glimmer of Hope for Black Education'. Maria Scruggs, president of the St. Petersburg, FL, NAACP said the 'district has shown they just can't do it. Now it's time for the community to step in.' Williams explains all the real things holding black education back.
Dec 21, 2018 ~ Walter Williams article, 'Miseducated or Stupid'. Williams comments on the ignorance of American Millennials who view Socialism more favorable than Capitalism. 51% want to live in a socialist or communist country. Don't know the horrors those systems caused. 100 million dead.
Dec 19, 2018 ~ Walter Williams article, 'FDA Policies Kill'. Professor Williams explains why each drug delayed or not approved by the FDA can cost 100,000+ lives but they'll never get in trouble for being too cautious. They will get in big if a drug gets through that kills far less people.
Dec 1, 2018 ~ Walter Williams gives examples of how charter schools are helping minority students - dramatic examples where the normal school and charter school are in the same location but the test results are night and day. This is an issue that hurt Gillum with black voters in the election.
Nov 11, 2018 ~ Kevin Williamson, 'Rent Control Resurgent'. Dems keep going to the playbook of old failed programs like Rent Control. Even Krugman has said the 'negative results' are 'entirely predictable'. Walter Williams, 'no surer way to destroy a neighborhood short of carpet bombing it.'
Oct 30, 2018 ~ Price Gouging During a Natural Disaster. Walter Williams explains why its actually better to allow it than to ban it. Allowing prices to rise incentives people who don't really need gas to forgo purchase. Otherwise you get a shortage and those who need it don't get it.
Oct 16, 2018 ~ Walter Williams reviews a new widely anticipated textbook called 'Universal Economics' by UCLA economists, Armen A. Alchian and William R. Allen. 680 pages. written for the layperson but if you grasp it, you will know more than many DC economists.
Oct 7, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'Racial Disparities in School Discipline'. Obama DOJ guidelines to 'fix' so called 'disparate impact' in discipline led to 42.5% reduction in black suspensions and led to a massive increase in teacher assaults and non-conducive behavior.
Sep 28, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'University Corruption' - 'All across the country the big question now in STEM is how can we promote more women and minorities by 'changing' [i.e., lowering] the requirements we had previously set for graduate level study'.
Sep 23, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'Reasoning About Race'. Williams explains why many things that look like racial discrimination are really discrimination based on crime stats. and other real things. Gives examples of how even black cabbies and Jesse Jackson behave in ways some claim is racist.
Aug 19, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'Enough's Enough' Thousands shot in Chicago every year but we're only allowed to focus on the police shootings which are an insignificant amount and mostly justified - prevents the real problems from being addressed.
Aug 12, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, a college economics professor calls colleges 'A Force For Evil' - far to many deranged leftists lie non-stop about capitalism, men, race, America, the West etc. 50% think speech should be censored, 20% by violence if necessary,
Jul 31, 2018 ~ Can We Trust Experts - Trump Skeptical About 'Official Government Findings - Who Isn't - Larry Elder and Walter Williams give many examples of how experts and intelligence agencies have been spectacularly wrong.
Jul 15, 2018 ~ Walter Williams explains why trade wars are bad again - if they shoot a hole in their end of the boat, does it help to shoot a hole in ours - also trade deficits are not bad. We buy more goods but they use those dollars to invest in America.
Jul 5, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'College Destruction of Black Students' - Affirmative action creates the situation where black students are often 'mismatched' to their school which has negative consequences for the students - Amy Wax exposes this tragedy and is severely disciplined.
Jun 22, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'Will Automation Kill Our Jobs' - Professor Williams explains why this prediction has been made many many times and why its always wrong - now left using the idea to argue for universal basic income.
Jun 21, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'Diversity and Inclusion Harm' The anti-science left has decided that 'scientific knowledge itself is gendered, raced, and colonizing' and 'mathematics operates as whiteness'. They are rejecting science and math because not enough students of color major in them.
Jun 21, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'Educational Fraud Continues'. 83% of black high school graduates cannot read at 12 grade level. 93% could not do math at that level. Only 17% test college ready but colleges admit 58%. 'Very often, when they graduate from college' still not at 12th-grade level.
Jun 9, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'Past Versus Present Americans'. In Baltimore, 4 teachers or school staff are assaulted in schools PER DAY. In Philadelphia, 'on an average day 25 students, teachers, or other staff members were victims of a violent crime'. Can't expel or even discipline them.
Jun 3, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'Capitalism vs. Socialism' Professor Williams compares and contrasts the results - shows most of what we like was made possible by capitalism - most of what does not work well is done by government
May 15, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'Before and After Welfare Handouts'. Williams notes that people were taken care of in both cases - but before people gave willingly because recipients were grateful and did not take advantage.
Apr 30, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'Black History Month'. What is currently acceptable in black communities from education to behavior makes a mockery of Black History Month - Blacks have made incredible progress but have gone far backwards in the last half century thanks to liberal policies.
Apr 18, 2018 ~ Walter Williams explains 'Accumulative Decay' process by which big cities decline - When schools and services decline, the first people to leave are those who care the most about those things and have means - city must then raise taxes which causes more to leave.
Jan 8, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'Dangers of Government Control'. Walter Williams explains how the Great Depression was a series of disasters caused by government intervention having unintended consequences.
Dec 28, 2017 ~ Walter Williams, 'Educational Rot' Professor Williams looks at another reason for poor performance by black students. The quality of the teachers has fallen to abysmal levels - 700 Georgia teachers failed VERY EASY certification - 300 failed 5 or more times.
Dec 20, 2017 ~ Walter Williams, 'Undermining Academic Achievement' - black 12th graders, 17% proficient in reading, 7% in math. In Detroit, 7% reading and 4% math. Problem not a lack of funding. The most money is spent on the worst schools in DC and Detroit. DeVos wants to give them a choice.
Dec 12, 2017 ~ Walter Williams, 'Black Self-Sabotage'. Baltimore ranks 3rd in nation per pupil spending. In many high schools 0% test proficient yet they graduate and many accepted in college. Violent and disruptive behavior accepted. Holding these kids to different standards is not helping.
Dec 5, 2017 ~ Walter Williams, 'Diversity Obsession'. 'Black parents should not allow their sons and daughters to attend a college where they would not be admitted if they were white.' It does them more harm than good. The only goal is meeting diversity quotas and making liberals feel good.
Oct 29, 2017 ~ Walter Williams, 'Slavery'. Slavery was the norm in world history until Western Civ. ended it. ALL peoples have been slaves and masters. Over 100 Million white Americans had ancestors that came through Ellis Island after 1900. Only 5% of Americans descend from slaveholders.