In his latest column, professor Walter Williams aims at one of the tropes that mega-state interventionists rely on often — that whenever there is some statistical disparity involving racial groups, that indicates discrimination and injustice. The remedy is always something to keep the state growing and clueless individuals clamoring for more of it. That belief, Williams shows, is utter nonsense.

Utter nonsense, however, is the key ingredient in the expansion of government.