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.
Unions, in general, are full of good people whose leadership is singularly power seeking and often corrupt. Police unions are no different. We honor and appreciate our law enforcement, but understand that every bushel has a few bad apples. Police unions protect the bad apples from accountability, thus throwing the good fruit under the bus. If we want to change this, we need to start protesting union bosses, not the good men and women in blue protecting our lives on a daily basis.
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.
7/31: ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams details how liberals have warped the meaning of racism to try to silence conservatives.
2/20: Elizabeth Warren desperately wants to shift attention away from the racial controversies that have ensnared her and other Democrats.
12/12: ACRU Policy Board member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams discusses why liberals are so willing to accept certain types of racism.
9/19: ACRU Policy Board member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams deconstructs the faulty and emotional attitudes toward racism in America.
Democrats claim that they have always supported equal rights for black Americans and that Republicans are racists who always oppose them.
For those who see Marx as their hero, there are a few historical tidbits they might find interesting.
Ordinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority.