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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

Articles by Peter Morici

Illustration on the world direction during the trump presidency by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why Trump should be reelected

The president's primary responsibilities are to protect national security and enable inclusive prosperity. Mr. Trump's record and Biden's facile vision make the incumbent the better choice. Published September 23, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

America's broken unemployment insurance program

The nation's unemployment insurance system is broken. The Financial Crisis and COVID-19 made painfully clear that it poorly serves our front-line workers and inadequately boosts consumer spending during recessions. Published September 15, 2020

Media Blinders Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

DOJ and FTC must stop Big Tech companies from censoring speech

Our tech companies and other businesses are under intense pressure from the organized left and indirectly from investment banks and major corporations that now set themselves up as arbiters of acceptable free speech. Published August 19, 2020

Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, May 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)

How U.S. can win the Cold War with China

America is in a Cold War with China and winning will require more from Americans than the contest that forced the collapse of the Soviet Union. Published July 11, 2020

Inflationary Pressure Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fed should plan for increased inflation now

Congress and the Trump administration deserve kudos for quickly providing stimulus totaling $3.6 trillion. Conservatives may worry about skyrocketing interest payments on the debt, but inflation will be the bigger problem. Published July 5, 2020

Investors that stick with stocks will be rewarded illustration by The Washington Times

Investors that stick with stocks will be rewarded as economy reopens

The challenges imposed by social distancing in businesses and telecommuting leave little doubt the economy will be radically different going forward, but for ordinary investors -- saving for retirement and college tuition -- stocks remain the cornerstone of a sound strategy. Published June 27, 2020