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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

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

Illustration on the recovery by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How a V-shaped economic recovery could happen

The U.S. economy is displaying remarkable resilience, and a V-shaped recovery could take shape if Congress and the administration can agree on another, well-targeted stimulus package soon. Published June 23, 2020

Building an alliance to confront Chinese juggernaut

President Xi Jinping surely had motive, means and opportunity to strike a terrible blow on Western economies and legitimacy of political institutions by unleashing a pandemic. Published May 6, 2020

Illustration on world supply chains in global trade by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

COVID-19 exposes terrible dangers of globalization

America must respond by building stronger pandemic containment mechanisms -- albeit those that are publicly accountable and not subject to abuse -- or our democracy will simply not measure up to the challenges of globalization. Published April 16, 2020

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Donald Trump's COVID-19 (new) New Deal

Donald Trump has delivered for the voters that elected him -- and many who didn't. With the aid of an epidemic, he has forced the Washington establishment to act quickly for the benefit of ordinary working folks through the Federal Reserve and stimulus package. Published April 8, 2020

Illustration on the need for American birthrates to increase by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Too few babies threaten American prosperity and national security

The U.S. lifetime birth rate per woman is 1.78 -- down from 2.12 in 2007 and below the pace needed to sustain the national population without significant net immigration. Annual population and labor force growth rate has fallen to about 0.5 percent, as the Trump administration has pushed down net immigration by more than 40 percent since 2016. Published March 30, 2020

Student debt forgiveness and free tuition  illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

How to solve the skyrocketing costs of college tuition

Student debt and skyrocketing college tuition are terrible burdens for young adults, and to win their votes Sen. Bernie Sanders promises to forgive their loans and make public colleges free. Published March 8, 2020

President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump is the moderate candidate in the 2020 presidential election

Whether it's Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bloomberg or Joe Biden, the country will get a choice between a defender of the status quo ante -- Donald Trump -- and a radical vision to shake American capitalism to its foundations. Published February 21, 2020