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Walter E. Williams
        Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Walter E. Williams has a B.A. degree in
economics from California State University and M.A. and a Ph.D degree in economics
from UCLA. He also has a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia Union University
and Grove City College and a Doctor of Laws degree from Washington and Jefferson

        Since 1980 Williams has been employed as a professor at George Mason
University in Fairfax, Virginia, as John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics
and is the Chairman of the Economics Department. He also works as an Adjunct
Professor of Economics at Grove City College in Grove City, PA. He has also served on
the faculties of Los Angeles City College, California State University Los Angeles, and
Temple University in Philadelphia.

         Williams is the author of over eighty publications which have appeared in
such magazines as Newsweek, and Readers Digest. He has also written six books:
America: A Minority Viewpoint, The State Against Blacks, All It Takes Is Guts, South
Africa's War Against Capitalism, , Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist
Speaks, and More Liberty Means Less Government. The State Against Blacks was
later made in to a documentary. South Africa's War Against Capitalism had to be
revised for South African publication.
        Mr. Williams has received numerous awards including: Hoover Institution
National Fellow, Ford Foundation Fellow, Valley Forge Freedoms Foundation George
Washington Medal of Honor, Adam Smith Award, California State University
Distinguished Alumnus Award, George Mason University Faculty Member of the
Year, and Alpha Kappa Psi Award.
        Williams participates in many debates and conferences, is a frequent public
speaker and often gives testimony before both houses of Congress.
        Williams is often refered to as "The Peoples Economist", I think this is because
sticks up for the people against big corporations and our government on issues such as
taxation. I like to refer to him as "The American Economist".
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