Liberty Versus the Tyranny of Socialism: Controversial Essays

Liberty Versus the Tyranny of Socialism Controversial Essays In this selected collection of his syndicated newspaper columns Walter Williams offers his sometimes controversial views on education health the environment government law and society race and

  • Title: Liberty Versus the Tyranny of Socialism: Controversial Essays
  • Author: Walter E. Williams
  • ISBN: 9780817949129
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this selected collection of his syndicated newspaper columns, Walter Williams offers his sometimes controversial views on education, health, the environment, government, law and society, race, and a range of other topics Although many of these essays focus on the growth of government and our loss of liberty, many others demonstrate how the tools of freemarket economicsIn this selected collection of his syndicated newspaper columns, Walter Williams offers his sometimes controversial views on education, health, the environment, government, law and society, race, and a range of other topics Although many of these essays focus on the growth of government and our loss of liberty, many others demonstrate how the tools of freemarket economics can be used to improve our lives in ways ordinary people can understand.

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    1. Walter E. Williams

      Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr Walter E Williams holds a B.A in economics from California State University, Los Angeles, and M.A and Ph.D degrees in economics from UCLA He also holds a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia Union University and Grove City College, Doctor of Laws from Washington and Jefferson College and Doctor Honoris Causa en Ciencias Sociales from Universidad Francisco Marroquin, in Guatemala, where he is also Professor Honorario.Dr Williams has served on the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, as John M Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, since 1980 from 1995 to 2001, he served as department chairman He has also served on the faculties of Los Angeles City College, California State University Los Angeles, and Temple University in Philadelphia, and Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.Dr Williams is the author of 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 has 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 has made scores of radio and television appearances which include Nightline, Firing Line, Face the Nation, Milton Friedman s Free To Choose, Crossfire, MacNeil Lehrer, Wall Street Week and was a regular commentator for Nightly Business Report He is also occasional substitute host for the Rush Limbaugh show In addition Dr Williams writes a nationally syndicated weekly column that is carried by approximately 140 newspapers and several web sites.Dr Williams serves on several boards of directors Grove City College, Reason Foundation and Hoover Institution He serves on numerous advisory boards including Cato Institute, Landmark Legal Foundation, Institute of Economic Affairs, and Heritage Foundation.Dr Williams has received numerous fellowships and awards including Foundation for Economic Education Adam Smith Award, Hoover Institution National Fellow, Ford Foundation Fellow, Valley Forge Freedoms Foundation George Washington Medal of Honor, Veterans of Foreign Wars U.S News Media Award, Adam Smith Award, California State University Distinguished Alumnus Award, George Mason University Faculty Member of the Year, and Alpha Kappa Psi Award.Dr Williams has participated in numerous debates, conferences and lectures in the United States and abroad He has frequently given expert testimony before Congressional committees on public policy issues ranging from labor policy to taxation and spending He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and the American Economic Association.

    584 thoughts on “Liberty Versus the Tyranny of Socialism: Controversial Essays”

    1. Walter Williams subtitles his book, "controversial essays". This is neccesary because we live in an age when simple fundamental truths of economics are simply not grasped or ignored to push an agenda. If this were not true, Williams could have more accurately subtitled the book, "Essays of Fundamental Economic Truths", because this is what it is. While the essay format lent itself to some repetition of themes amongst several essays, it was not overly annoying as repetition is also the mother of [...]


    2. Walter Williams is an old man. And he writes like the old man he is. He fears old age. He fears the disability that comes with old age. The wild kids at the park entrance, now become hoodlums. Life changes. From being to move the couch to an upstairs room, the back is hurting and he has a hard time getting off the said couch. The shadows are longer and this time are menacing. The sky is falling."Many of our nation’s colleges and universities have become cesspools of indoctrination, intolerance [...]


    3. Is there truly a love of freedom in this country? Do we even know what freedom means anymore? These questions and many others are always the themes found in the essays of Dr. Walter Williams. Williams is a successful opinion writer whose essays are published nationally, he is read by millions understood by hundreds and his ideas are put to work by tens. This is the sad irony, for although Williams is a beacon on sanity and freedom, there is little mood on a people that have grown accustomed to t [...]


    4. Another book of insightful, lucid, and hard-hitting essays by economist and conservative powerhouse Walter Williams. In this book, he challenges his readers to think through the ideas and motives behind the actions of those in government, in other words, to think beyond "stage one." A great companion to Sowell's Intellectuals and Society, because it points out the ways that the "progressive," intellectual mindset is damaging beyond belief in the real world. Extremely informative and well-written [...]


    5. A collection of Walter E. Williams' columns from the early 2000s, covering economics, and how government meddling inevitably makes things more expensive (and creates a scarcity), and how politicians' "best intentions" lead to disastrous consequences - without them ever having learned a thing.One of the best takeaways is his explanation of "good economists" versus "bad economists" - the latter takes only visible effects into his analysis, while the former takes into account the effects that are s [...]


    6. I was really looking forward to this book because I've enjoyed listening to Walter E. Williams on the radio when he's guest hosting a show. But, alas, it was a bit of a disappointment. This book is simply a collection of Williams' newspaper columns. This means the "essays" are short and, unfortunately, packed with political rhetoric to surround the facts. This doesn't make this book stand out from anything else you might hear on the radio, see on TV, etc.


    7. This book is a compilation of short articles for a weekly newspaper column written over a period of years. The author's left-wing ideals leaves the reader questioning many aspects of life, such as education, health, government, law, etc and consistently refers back to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Very factual and informative.


    8. Much of what Williams outlines here is already covered in other essay collections. That doesn't mean the collection isn't excellent. As always, Williams outlines his clear view of the world in each essay through his logical economist lense, and he does so in impressively concise fashion.


    9. Great Essays regarding the dangers of Socialism and its' potential impact on the US should it ever appear on our shores.e author, a professor, at a prominent university, does a great job at laying out his arguments.


    10. Doctor Williams knows of that which he speaks. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to really understand how the political ideologyies affect their daily livesd wallets.



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