It is with profound sadness that we share news of the death of economist Walter E. Williams, Ph.D.
For the past several years, Mid Rivers Newsmagazine has carried a column written by Dr. Williams. Last year, in conjunction with Lindenwood University’s Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise, Mid Rivers Newsmagazine had the privilege of welcoming Dr. Williams to St. Charles for a lecture and two meet-and-greet events. Those who had the honor of meeting him and attending his lecture discovered that Dr. Williams was not only a fierce defender of liberty, free markets and the Constitution but also an incisive and witty man.
Dr. Williams cared deeply about America and her citizens. His insight and passion will be sorely missed. Our condolences extend to Dr. Williams’ family and many loyal, readers.
Dr. Williams, a professor of economics at George Mason University, has had more than 150 articles appear in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review and Social Science Quarterly and popular publications such as Reader’s Digest, The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. He also appeared on many TV and radio broadcasts and, on occasion, hosted The Rush Limbaugh Show.