Dr. Walter E. Williams spoke to a capacity audience of more than 600 at Wichita's Mary Jane Teall Theater Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Williams holds a B.A. in economics from California State University, Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA. The Augusta government leaders should try to listen his speech since Dr. Williams explains that the role of government is not building Civic Centers, TEE Centers or the most outrageous of all; the building of a ballpark with taxpayers money.
Dr. Williams has served on the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, as John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, since 1980. His appearance in Wichita was sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute and underwritten by the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation.