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  • Series: Hoover Institution Press Publication (Book 430)
  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press; 1st Edition edition (August 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0817993827
  • ISBN-13: 978-0817993825
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #417,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Dr. Williams tells the truth. This alone makes him a huge threat to liberals. It also makes his writings an unparalleled soure of economic and cultural wisdom. Williams is a man of principle and good sense, a defender of freedom, and I am happy to be on his side. As should you." —Rush Limbaugh



"Walter Williams is skeptical about government, skeptical about bureaucrats, and skeptical about politicians, but he's never skeptical about liberty. This collections of hard-hitting essays reflects a passionate commitment to freedom." —Phil Gramm, United States Senator



"Here are some of the ideas and values that has made us the most free and most prosperous nation in human history—ideas and values we must recapture." —Dick Armey, United States Congressman



"Walter Williams makes sense. With academic credentials contributing depth to his conclusions, he commands respect. Now, in economics, politics, and social philosophy, we have a ready reference in his own words." —Paul Harvey

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Walter E. Williams is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of several books and more than sixty articles that have appeared in such scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, and Social Science Quarterly and popular publications such as Reader's Digest, Regulation, Policy Review, and Newsweek.

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Walter Williams is my definite favorite libertarian writer.
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His amazing capacity to convey economic truths combines with his wisdom, humor, eloquence, and keen powers of observation to make him one of America's top pundits.
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Read this book and receive more wisdom than you will expect.
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94 of 101 people found the following review helpful By grundle2600 on December 18, 1999
Format: Paperback
Over the past 15 years I have read numerous works by many libertarian writers. Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, Ayn Rand, Charles Murray, P.J. O'Rourke, Dave Barry, Henry Hazlitt, F.A. Hayek, Ludwig Von Mises, Milton Friedman, Murray Rothbard, Julian Simon, and many others. Walter Williams is my definite favorite libertarian writer. He tells the plain, simple truth in a way that is very easy to understand. He presents the facts in such a way that only a fool could read him and then walk away without becoming a libertarian. This book is pretty much on par with his others. Which is to say, it is excellent. Mr Williams is a true supporter of individual liberty, freedom, private property rights, and strict limits on the size of government. Good for him!
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Donald J. Boudreaux on July 11, 1999
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Everything Walter Williams writes is worth reading. His amazing capacity to convey economic truths combines with his wisdom, humor, eloquence, and keen powers of observation to make him one of America's top pundits. Williams is that rare bird: a truly courageous pundit who is also a genuine scholar.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By James Cardoza on October 19, 2002
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This book is a compilation of columns by America's strongest voice of liberty, Dr. Walter E. Williams. In this book Dr. Williams offers his common sense, freedom-loving take on the vital issues of the day. He fearlessly confronts the many liberal fallacies responsible for eroding our precious liberties. A must read for anyone wanting to expand their base of knowledge and unafraid to confront stark truths. A great antidote to the toxic political propaganda many of our universities dispense. And, a great book for Blacks brave enough to challenge the ethnic grievance industry (Jackson-Sharpton).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jim Cardoza (cardoza@cell2000.net) on February 22, 1999
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Dr. Williams presents a series of outstanding essays that extol the virtues of personal freedom, liberty and self-reliance. His common sense approach appeals to all willing to think through the complex issues of the day. A must read for every American.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 1999
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this is a terrific book. Though the situations he discusses may be a few years old, the principles and the issues he covers are still hot topics of debait. It is also very intertaining and fun to read. Dr. Williams is a true freedom fighter. Go Walter GO!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 1997
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This is simply the best book I have ever read. Dr. Williams discusses what is wrong in America, and utilizes economic theory to back up his position. This is a book that everyone should take the time to read. It will quite literaly open your mind to a new perspective of the social problems of this county. Do The Right Thing, and read this book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 14, 1996
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"Do the Right Thing" is fantastic collection of Walter
E. Williams' famous short essays from his nationally
syndicated column. Mr. Williams covers many of the hottest
political issues from Race and Sex, to Government, to
Education. Mr. Williams develops his arguement using
the fundamentals of economics to prove his points. The
essays are short and written with a common sense approach
which Mr. Williams is famous for. He uses very simple
analogies which any reader can quickly envision. Because
each essay is short and easy to read it makes a great daily
reader. Do the right thing and take the time to browse this
book, you too, may be swayed to a new understanding of
today's political scene.
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