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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

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden signs an executive order, in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington.  Biden is signing an executive order Wednesday to review the United States’ supply chains for large capacity batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals and semiconductors.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Tracking Biden’s semiconductor war with China

President Biden has identified semiconductors as ground zero in economic and strategic competition with China and is seeking a Western alliance to secure that industry. Published March 11, 2021

Illustration on Biden and China by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Biden’s foreign policy invites Chinese aggression

President Biden wants the world to know America is back, prepared to lead and committed to shared goals, multilateralism and diplomacy. All this could end worse than America First. Published February 24, 2021

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Inflation could prove Biden’s toughest economic challenge

Inflation may soon rear its ugly head, and President Joseph R. Biden and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will find it more difficult to control than their spending plans and recent ruminations indicate. Published January 25, 2021

Joe Biden must find America’s lost soul illustration by The Washington Times

Joe Biden must find America’s lost soul

Joe Biden's biggest problems are not China's quest for empire, an overtaxed infrastructure or the wave of Central Americans marching to our southern border. It's America's lost soul . Published January 19, 2021

Illustration on investing in the Biden era by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Investing money in a post-pandemic Biden era

We face a tough COVID-19 winter as supply chain bottlenecks slow vaccine rollouts, urban centers remain virtual ghost towns and the disaffected and jobless express outrage with demonstrations and dumpster fires. Published January 7, 2021

This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Government’s case against Facebook is bad economic policy

The Federal Trade Commission with 47 states are suing Facebook for allegedly squelching competition by acquiring startups, and seeking divestiture of Instagram and WhatsApp. The suit is fundamentally flawed and bad economic policy. Published December 20, 2020