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Gene Marks

Gene Marks

Gene Marks CPA  runs The Marks Group PC, a financial and technology consulting firm near Philadelphia. Gene covers the economy, public policy, workplace and technology issues for a number of well-known outlets. He is also the host of the popular Thrive and Small Biz Ahead podcasts and appears regularly on Fox News, The Wharton Business Daily Show on Sirius/XM and The John Batchelor Radio Show. He can be reached at

Columns by Gene Marks

Recession is on the Horizon for U.S. Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why U.S. is due for recession this year

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics published its consumer price index, which, at a 6.4% annual rate, was more than most economists expected. Published February 22, 2023

The Coming Regulatory Wave Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The 2023 costly regulatory wave

The midterms are over, and the expected "red wave" of Republican victories never materialized. Published November 21, 2022

Illustration on the importance of American work by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

My advice for workers in 2023: Get to work

Enough with the "quiet quitting." Stop doing your side gig on your employer's time. Scale back your work-from-home demands. Reconsider that big push to unionize your office. Published November 1, 2022

Illustration on COVID-19 and work by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

I had COVID-19 last week. I didn’t stop working

One of the greatest scams ever inflicted on the workplace in recent memory is COVID-19 hysteria. Test positive and ... boom! You've just received a get-out-of-work-for-free card. Published August 2, 2022

Death of the Philadelphia Orchestra Illustration by illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

Are masks killing the Philadelphia Orchestra?

A few times a year, my wife and I enjoy seeing the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the finest orchestras in the world. But unfortunately, not this year. At least not yet. Published March 22, 2022

Robots navigate the Bowling Green State University campus in Bowling Green, Ohio, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2021. Robot food delivery is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Hundreds of little robots — knee-high and able to hold around four large pizzas — are now navigating college campuses and even some city sidewalks in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) ** FILE **

Workers, your businesses are replacing you

11 million unfilled jobs. The "Great Resignation." An unprecedented labor shortage. It's the biggest problem for American businesses today. Published February 9, 2022