Beloved economist and pundit Walter Williams dies at 84
Walter Williams, the much-loved economist, conservative pundit and bestselling author whose common-sense and uncommon wisdom long served as a beacon for many, died Wednesday at age 84.
Veronique de Rugy, a senior research fellow at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where Williams long served as the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, wrote today about her celebrated colleague's passing.
â€œThe great economist and freedom fighter Walter Williams has died. This is incredibly sad news," she wrote. "Walter was a great communicator of ideas and a prolific, provocative and uncompromising writer. â€¦ His voice, his happy-warrior demeanor, his cosmopolitan views, his endless fight on behalf of those with no political voices, and his generosity to all of us at Mason will be missed."...
Iâ€™m not allowed to listen to talk radio/ but when I did, Dr. Walter Williams, was a excellent teacher of economics to anyone who couldnâ€™t balance their check book. That and Dave Ramsey got my life out of the financial ditch 20 years ago.