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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

Humpty Dumpty Powell and Inflation Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Powell should target long rates to fight inflation

The Federal Reserve is about to get some tough lessons in economics -- about inflation, interest rates, overly aggressive environmental policy, labor markets and inequality and stock prices. Published March 1, 2022

Illustration on Republicans (GOP) campaign plans and platform by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A GOP platform for the midterms

Republicans are in great shape for the midterm elections, but they're quarreling about how to run. Published February 8, 2022

Illustration on the Biden economy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Biden’s hollowed out economy

As President Biden enters his second year, the American economy faces tough challenges that his woke policies have either ignored or aggravated. Published January 18, 2022

Inflation and Federal Reserve's Mouse Hole Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Powell’s hawkish moves are too timid

Facing surging inflation and a Democratic Congress hell-bent for leather on deficit spending, Federal Reserve Chairman Powell offers the weakest possible response to pressures for action. Published December 28, 2021