Happy Birthday, Walter Williams!


Walter Williams, the great George Mason University economist, outspoken champion of free-market ideas, and Reason Foundation trustee emeritus, turns 75 years old today. As the Cato Institute's Ed Crane notes in a celebratory birthday post, "on issues ranging from deregulation of the economy to legalizing drugs, Walter Williams is a passionate, laissez-fair libertarian." Happy birthday!

For a sample of Williams' wit and wisdom, see my review of his new autobiography Up From the Projects, and watch Nick Gillespie's great interview with Williams about his life and work.