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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

In this Nov. 12, 2020, photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., meet with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Democrats will never let a good crisis go to waste

Every great crisis elicits a massive expansion of government -- wars, crop failures, financial meltdowns, and pandemics threaten security, public health, and livelihoods. Published July 20, 2021

Over Taxed Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fixing Biden’s fix for the capital gains tax

President Biden wants to raise taxes on capital gains but if he is serious about competing with China in high-tech industries, then he should change his thinking. Published July 6, 2021

Fed Inflationary Policy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Don’t believe Biden’s Fed about inflation

The Fed has convinced itself and financial markets the recent surge in prices is temporary. That forecast is politically expedient -- it's in line with President Biden's budget. Published June 22, 2021

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

Acknowledging America’s baby drought

Policymakers rightly worry about COVID-19's negative impacts on women in the workplace, but the pandemic has accelerated even more threatening consequences for the economy. Published June 16, 2021

FIn this March 16, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. On Biden’s first foreign trip as president, he will find many of his hosts in Europe welcoming but wary after a tense four years between Europe and the U.S. under former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Biden’s budget would turn America into a pizza dough republic

Joe Biden ran on a platform to Build Back Better -- strengthen the economy and apply the dividend to social justice and equity issues -- but it seems he's given up on making America more competitive and adopted the Italian playbook -- borrowing to buy off a restive left with social programs. Published June 8, 2021

Illustration on the current stock market and its hazards by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Riding the recovery with stocks

With inflation surging and speculation that the Federal Reserve could soon push up interest rates, ordinary folks saving for long-term goals should consider how resilient equities proved to be during the pandemic and stick with stocks. Published June 1, 2021

Illustration on Biden's adverse effect on the working class by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Joe Biden’s war on the working class

President Biden offers himself as champion of the working class and minorities, but his policies will leave more jobless and enable Donald Trump or another populist from the right in 2024. Published March 16, 2021