Socialist Promises

Thursday's Editorial - May 23, 2019


1. The purpose of an editorial/commentary is to explain, persuade, warn, criticize, entertain, praise or answer. What do you think is the purpose of Walter Williams’ editorial? Explain your answer.

2.  What is the main idea of Walter Williams’ commentary?

3. In this commentary, Dr. Williams notes:  "There are literally thousands of examples of how mankind's life has been made better by those in the pursuit of profits." He then asks, "Are the people who...created unprecedented convenience, longer life expectancy and a more pleasant life for the ordinary person -- and became wealthy in the process -- deserving of all the scorn and ridicule heaped upon them by intellectuals and political hustlers today?"

How would you respond to Williams' question?  Explain your answer.