There is little that the political and education establishment will do about the grossly fraudulent education received by many black youngsters, and more money is not the answer.
Author Archive | Walter Williams
The cultural problems that affect many black people are challenging and not pleasant to talk about, but incorrectly attributing those problems to racism and racial discrimination, a need for more political power, and a need for greater public spending condemns millions of blacks to the degradation and despair of the welfare state.
Socialism employs evil means, confiscation and intimidation, to accomplish what are often seen as noble goals — namely, helping one’s fellow man
Here are a few facts about people whom the Census Bureau labels as poor.
While there’s widespread teacher test cheating to conceal education failure, most notably among black children, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Though sports and Hollywood personalities earn multiples of CEO salaries, you’ll never find leftists and progressives picketing and criticizing them.
I am free to feel sorry for guilty or timid white people.
Far more important than income inequality is productivity inequality.
The politics of the minimum wage are simple. No congressman or president owes his office to the poorly educated black and Latino youth vote.
Pope Francis, went on to label unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny.” Let’s look at the pope’s tragic vision.
With the decline of the USSR, communism has lost considerable respectability and is now repackaged as environmentalism and progressivism.
Obama has charisma and charm, but in terms of character, values, experience and understanding, he is deficient.
What the positive rights tyrants want but won’t articulate is the power to forcibly use one person to serve the purposes of another.
“Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”
Congress and the president are taking over an area of our lives infinitely more challenging and complex than the management of traffic signals and supermarkets, namely our health care system.
The only way Congress can send checks to Social Security and Medicare recipients is to take the earnings of a person currently in the workforce. The way Congress conceals its Ponzi scheme is to dupe Social Security and Medicare recipients into thinking that it’s their money that is put away and invested.
Despite the fact that today’s increasing levels of federal government spending are unsustainable, there is little evidence that Americans have the willingness to do anything about it.
I’m wondering how the hate-America/blame-America-first crowd might explain the fact that so many people in the world, if they had a chance, would permanently relocate here. Maybe it’s that they haven’t been exposed to enough U.S. university professors.
I can’t imagine what black politicians and civil rights groups are getting that’s worth condemning black youths to a high rate of unemployment and its devastating effects on upward economic mobility, but then again, I’m not a politician.
Trade-offs apply to our economic lives, as well as our political lives. That means getting more of one thing requires giving up something else. Let’s look at some examples. Black congressmen and black public officials in general, including Barack Obama, always side with teachers unions in their opposition to educational vouchers, tuition tax credits, charter […]