Walter Williams, 1936-2020

Walter Williams

Walter Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, died on December 2, shortly after teaching class. In addition to his academic publications (listed HERE), Williams was a spirited participant in public policy debates through his syndicated columns and television appearances. Some of his recent columns can be read through the links HERE. An appreciation by Thomas Sowell of Stanford’s Hoover Institution can be read HERE. 

Now for Something Completely Different: Mickey Does Econ!

The O’Brien family dog takes a bite out of the Dismal Science. 

Hmm. Should I keep playing in the leaves or should I do my MyLab assignment on opportunity cost?

Would you please explain the formula for price elasticity one more time?

Why did I sign up for an 8 am Econ class?

No, Mickey, you can’t copy my class notes. You need to start getting up on time!

My TA is always so helpful!

Freakonomics Podcast: Is $2 Trillion the Right Medicine for a Sick Economy?

Hear Glenn Hubbard with Stephen Dubner on a recent Freakonomics Podcast. Glenn and other economists discuss the fiscal response to the COVID-19 economic crisis. https://freakonomics.com/podcast/covid-19-cares-act/

SMALL BUSINESS ALONE NEEDS $1 TRILLION NOW

From Bloomberg Opinion – coauthored by Michael Strain & Glenn Hubbard – from March 20th, 2020

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-03-20/small-business-needs-1-trillion-now-for-coronavirus-relief?srnd=opinion

SMALL BUSINESS ALONE NEEDS $1 TRILLION NOW- from Bloomberg Opinion – coauthored by Michael Strain & Glenn Hubbard. The GOP stimulus plan has good ideas for covering service-industry payrolls amid the coronavirus shutdown, but doesn’t set aside enough to pay for it.