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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

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

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

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, members of a Chinese honor guard wear face masks as they march in formation near the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square in Beijing. China’s ruling Communist Party faces a politically fraught decision: Admit the outbreak of a new virus isn’t under control and cancel this year’s highest-profile official event. Or bring 3,000 legislators to Beijing next month and risk fueling public anger at the government’s handling of the disease. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

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