Walter E. Williams


Walter E. Williams is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and chairman of the economics department at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. Williams is the author of several books and more than sixty articles which have appeared in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, and Social Science Quarterly and popular publications such as Reader's Digest, Regulation, Policy Review, and Newsweek.

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Analysis and Commentary

Public Employee Unions

by Walter E. Williamsvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

With all of the union strife in Wisconsin, Indiana and New Jersey, and indications of more to come, it might be time to shed a bit of light on unions as an economic unit...

Analysis and Commentary

Washington’s Catering Prolongs Oil Calamity

by Walter E. Williamsvia Daily News-Record
Monday, June 28, 2010

The Gulf of Mexico disaster has been made worse because of Washington acts similar to Great Britain’s tyrannical acts that caused our founders to rise up in rebellion in 1776...


The Rush Limbaugh Show

by Walter E. Williamsvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Monday, June 7, 2010

Dr. Walter E. Williams, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, filled in on Monday...

More Liberty Means Less Government

by Walter E. Williamsvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Friday, January 1, 1999

In this collection of thoughtful, hard-hitting essays, Walter E. Williams once again takes on the left wing's most sacred cows with provocative insights, brutal candor, and an uncompromising reverence for personal liberty and the principles laid out in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

Do The Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaks

by Walter E. Williamsvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Sunday, January 1, 1995

Nationally syndicated columnist Walter E. Williams is chairmain of the economic department at George Mason University. This thought-provoking book contains nearly one hundred of William's most popular essays on race and sex, government, education, environment and health, law and society, international politics, and other controversial topics.