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Peter Morici

Peter Morici

Peter Morici is an economist and business professor at the University of Maryland, and a national columnist. He can be reached at pmorici@umd.edu.

Columns by Peter Morici

Globalization by China Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

If America refuses to lead globalization, China will

Skeptics are criticizing western sanctions on Russia and COVID inspired hardening of supply chains, as nails in the coffin of globalization, but don't count on it. The only question is who leads. Published August 30, 2022

President Joe Biden delivers a statement to reporters after meetings with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Waldorf Astoria Jeddah Qasr Al Sharq hotel, Friday, July 15, 2022, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden is too ‘woke’ even for Democratic voters

President Biden is in deep trouble within his own party. In a recent New York Times/Siena College poll, 61% of Democrats indicated they would prefer a different standard-bearer in 2024. Published July 26, 2022

Illustration on the newly configured Supreme Court by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Supreme Court putting America back on track

The hard left has gone hysterical about recent Supreme Court rulings. Like former President Donald Trump and Stacey Abrams, it can't bear losing. Published July 12, 2022

Soft Landing for U.S. Economy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Soft landing for the economy still possible

Federal Reserve Chair Powell now recognizes accomplishing a soft landing will be difficult, but a lot will depend on Americans' tolerance for inflation above 2%. Published June 28, 2022

Working remotely and from home illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

Managing the work from home rebellion

American businesses are ordering, cajoling and even bribing workers to return to their offices, but fear, pleading and free food don't stack up against some cold realities. Published June 21, 2022

Illustration on the impact of Biden's planned spending by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Stagflation will be Biden’s legacy

My inbox is stuffed with articles about the prospects for stagflation, but slow growth and runaway prices are descending on America right now. Published June 7, 2022

Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito answers a question on the third day of his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 11, 2006. In one form or another, every Supreme Court nominee is asked during Senate hearings about his or her views of the landmark abortion rights ruling that has stood for a half century. Now, a draft opinion obtained by Politico suggests that a majority of the court is prepared to strike down the Roe v. Wade decision from 1973, leaving it to the states to determine a woman’s ability to get an abortion. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Alito abortion decision may not be so earth shattering

Much that has been said and screamed from congress and on the streets about Justice Alito's draft opinion striking down the constitutional right to an abortion is either false or misleading. Published May 17, 2022