About Walter Williams

In Memoriam. Walter E. Williams was the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. From 1995 to 2001, he served as Chairman of the Economics Department. He held a B.A. in economics from California State University, Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA. He also held a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia Union University and Grove City College, a Doctor of Laws from Washington and Jefferson College, and a Doctor Honoris Causa en Ciencias Sociales from Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala, where he is also Professor Honorario. Dr. Williams authored over 150 publications which have appeared in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, Georgia Law Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Social Science Quarterly, and Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and popular publications such as Newsweek, Ideas on Liberty, National Review, Reader’s Digest, Cato Journal, and Policy Review. He authored six books: America: A Minority Viewpoint; The State Against Blacks, which was later made into the PBS documentary; Good Intentions, All It Takes Is Guts, South Africa’s War Against Capitalism, which was later revised for South African publication; Do the Right Thing: The People’s Economist Speaks; and More Liberty Means Less Government. He made scores of radio and television appearances and occasionally as substitute host for the “Rush Limbaugh” radio show. In addition, Dr. Williams wrote a weekly nationally syndicated column carried by approximately 140 newspapers and several web sites. Dr. Williams served on several boards of directors including Grove City College, the Reason Foundation, and the Hoover Institution. He also served on numerous advisory boards including: Cato Institute, Landmark Legal Foundation, Institute of Economic Affairs, and Heritage Foundation.

‘I Just Do My Own Thing’: Walter Williams, RIP

I'm saddened to write of the death of libertarian economist Walter E. Williams. He passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 84, less than a day after teaching a class at George Mason University, where he worked for 40 years and helped transform his department into a highly respected center of free market scholars. A popular syndicated columnist whose work appeared in over a hundred newspapers on a weekly basis, he was a long-time contributor to Reason and served as an emeritus trustee of Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes this website.

By |2021-02-16T18:42:52-05:00December 4th, 2020|

Walter Williams — A Warrior For Liberty!

Patriot. Friend. Teacher. Student. Husband. Father. Legendary thinker. Christ follower. On this day of profound mourning for Professor Walter E. Williams, it is difficult to summarize the life and legacy of my friend with only a few words.

By |2021-02-16T18:42:53-05:00December 3rd, 2020|

ACRU’s Professor Walter Williams: The Census is not a tool for vote fraud

Noting the obvious — only US citizens can vote in US elections — ACRU Policy Board Member Walter Williams is concerned that, “counting illegal immigrants in the census undermines (the) fundamental principle that every citizen-voter has an equal voice.” It is indeed a dangerous road. Walter references Hans von Spakovky’s work in his article, and we are grateful to have them both on team ACRU.

By |2021-03-12T11:59:28-05:00November 3rd, 2020|

Walter Williams: Leftist effort ongoing to revise US history

The destruction of historical monuments has not ceased, nor has ACRU efforts to protect them. In a new syndicated column, ACRU Policy Board Member Walter Williams notes, “a tyrant’s first battlefield is to rewrite history” and shames the left by sarcastically suggesting a “Commission to Eliminate Bad Memories.” Please read this great commentary and visit our Protect Monuments website to join us in saving our national treasures.

By |2021-02-16T18:42:53-05:00August 17th, 2020|

Morality of Free Markets – Walter E. Williams

Dr. Richard Ebeling, professor of economics at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and my longtime friend and colleague, has written an important article, “Business Ethics and Morality of the Marketplace,” appearing in the American Institute for Economic Research. It’s importance and timeliness is enhanced by so many of America’s youth, led by academic hacks, having fallen prey to the siren song of socialism. Read the article at WalterEWilliams.com

By |2021-02-16T18:42:53-05:00December 11th, 2019|

Williams: Misconceptions About History

8/28: ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains how liberals get basic facts wrong when they try to rewrite history to suit their purposes.

By |2021-02-16T18:42:54-05:00August 28th, 2019|

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