Tag Archive for Walter Williams

Three on Healthcare …

First, this classic from Walter Williams: Rights vs. Wishes Second, this amazingly good piece from NPR. (yeah, I know, NPR!) Unfit for Work: The startling rise of disability in America – Planet Money: In the past three decades, the number of…

Walter Williams Asks: Is It Theft?

I’ve posted this a couple times before, but it’s been a while. One of Dr. Williams’ gifts is to make clear the problems with government and coercion, in very few words. Here’s an old and brief commentary of his from…

Dr. Munger on Prices and Information

Another fantastic video from Dr. Munger of Duke Univ. Prof. Munger is a frequent EconTalk guest, the interviews and discussions are highly-recommended. Infirmative and entertaining. As an aside, I get annoyed when I see posts on Facebook, Twitter, etc. explaining how…

Using Proxies For One’s Dirty Work

Yup. If you would not confront your neighbor and demand his money at the point of a gun to solve every new problem that may appear in your life, you should not allow the government to do it for you.…

Walter Williams on Misfortune & Opportunity

via Lawrence Reed on FB. Here’s one that has considerable popular appeal: “It’s wrong to profit from the misfortune of others.” I ask my students whether they’d support a law against doing so. But I caution them with some examples.…

Boudreaux Makes Two Points Re: Social Security

Two points on Social Security. A wonder and brief letter. While the first point is of course a slam-dunk, I really like the second. It’s far too often ignored, imho. Congress’s Untrustworthy Sticky Fingers and Social Security: Second, while Congress’s…

Walter Williams on Taxes, Redistribution, & Morality

Been a while since a saw this quote. Thanks to Lawrence Reed for the reminder. Bogus Rights – Walter Williams: Three-fifths to two-thirds of the federal budget consists of taking property from one American and giving it to another. Were a…

Minimum Wage Revisited

I post about the govt.-enforced minimum-wage laws here often. They are a particular pet-peeve of mine, and they are  near perfect lesson in the differences between intentions and results. So let ‘s look again. Yesterday’s WSJ offered a nice treat.…

Walter Williams On Manufacturing

Walter Williams simply and concisely explains the basic economics of productivity and manufacturing. Think of this the next time you hear someone talk about our declining “manufacturing base.” Sadly, this is something that most junior-high students can understand, yet appears…