Walter E. Williams, R.I.P

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News Story Source:, By Thomas DiLorenzo
 For the past forty years Walter was the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University; one of the greatest libertarian columnists in the world; a fabulously inspiring teacher; one of the best public speakers you would ever encounter on the subjects of economics and libertarianism; and the most popular guest host of the Rush Limbaugh radio show.

Walter was already at George Mason University when I arrived there as a young assistant professor of economics in 1981, preceding me by a year.  He and I were the two faculty members who taught the large 300+ student sections of principles of economics.  I quickly realized that it would be many years before I could approach Walter's masterful classroom performances.  (And you do need to be a bit of a performer before such a large audience that can easily be bored to death with such a large crowd and so many distractions).

Walter never pulled his punches, in the classroom or anywhere e
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