The Wisdom of Walter Williams

The Wisdom of Walter Williams

The Wisdom of Walter Williams
“Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering, and enslaving their fellow man,” the late Walter Williams wrote (Photo: The Heritage Foundation)

Cal Thomas

Wisdom is not the same as information, or knowledge. These days, there is more information available to everyone than ever before, thanks to the internet, but also, perhaps at least in part because of the internet, there is less wisdom.

The late Walter Williams was full of wisdom, which is one reason his economic and social philosophies were so widely ignored by elite economists and the major media who traffic only in information. Much of it arguably debatable, even untrue.

Williams, who died last week at age 84, was an economist, a political conservative, and an African American. He likely would have preferred to be spoken of in that order…



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