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.
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.
American Constitutional Rights Union Remembers and Honors ACRU Policy Board Member Professor Walter E. Williams
The Board, leadership and staff of American Constitutional Rights Union mourn the loss today of Professor Walter E. Williams, an honored and beloved member of the ACRU family. Professor Williams served as Policy Board Member and advisor to ACRU since its inception.
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.
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.
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.
10/9: ACRU Policy Board member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E Williams runs through the history of erroneous predictions about environmental disaster.
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.
8/14: ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains that problems worse than racism plague the black community.
8/7: ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams outlines why President Trump's comments about Baltimore point to some truths about the beleaguered city.