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Don't Forget Average Low IQ and Lack of Impulse Control

The No. 1 problem among blacks is the effects stemming from a very weak family structure. Children from fatherless homes are likelier to drop out of high school, die by suicide, have behavioral disorders, join gangs, commit crimes and end up in prison.

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REAL State Of The Union

Thought For the Day: We Need A Moral Reawakening Against Legalized Theft

“We cannot blame politicians for the spending that places our nation in peril. Politicians are doing precisely what the American people elect them to office to do — namely, use the power of their office to take the rightful property of other Americans and deliver it to them. 141 more words

Thought For The Day

"The biggest loss when you price teenagers out of a job . . . is the experience on the job."

h/t Lew Rockwell

Terrific interview.  This may be one of the more enjoyable phone conversation that you’ve ever been invited to join.  You’ve got the great Walter Williams and the awesome Thomas Sowell.   601 more words

Thomas Sowell

'Greeks called people "barbarians", so how can anyone act like Apartheid was a big deal?'

Walter Williams’ recent column on comparative slavery is intellectually dishonest in general, but his misquotation of abolitionist Frederick Douglass is either an especially egregious example of that, or he’s never bothered to even glance at it in context. 740 more words

Arguing

The Compromise of Three-Fifths of a Person

Factual history of slavery in the United States by Walter Williams.  Here is his column with some highlights by me:

Too many people believe that slavery is a “peculiar institution.” That’s what Kenneth Stampp called slavery in his book, “Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South.” But slavery is by no means peculiar, odd or unusual.

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Minimum-wage Cruelty

Here’s a question from Walter Williams to those who support higher minimum wage laws:

The average wage for a cashier is around $10 an hour, about $21,000 a year.

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