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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

Columns by Peter Morici

Illustration on making friends with robots by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Making friends with robots

Ever since the wheel, Luddites have warned that new technologies spell doom. Published December 27, 2022

The Capitol is seen in Washington, Nov. 11, 2022. Republicans have won control of the U.S. House. A call by The Associated Press on Wednesday, Nov. 16, for Republican Mike Garcia in California’s 27th District secured the party the 218 seats needed for the majority.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democracy still stands—perhaps

We've had our midterm elections and despite President Biden's alarmism, our democracy proved robust. Published November 23, 2022

Illustration on Britain's economy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Don’t expect Sunak to fix the U.K. economy

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak may give financial markets what they want -- spending cuts to slash the government deficit -- but not what Britons need -- a path to growth and prosperity. Published November 8, 2022