Peter Morici

Posted September 23, 2014

Parents dont need an army of economists to tell them college is too expensive and too many students will default on their education loans.

Posted September 18, 2014

Scots will be worse off if they vote for independence. Its not good economics and not much else is at stake.

Posted September 12, 2014

President Obamas vow to destroy ISIS rings hollow and sets the course for another American misadventure. Along with allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, he refuses to grasp that security cant be purchased on the cheap.

Posted September 09, 2014

The bill is coming due for ObamaCare and its a whopper. According to Medicare Cares own actuaries U.S. health care spending is about to sky rocket.

Posted September 08, 2014

Peter Morici is a professor at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission, and five-time winner of the MarketWatch best forecaster award.

Posted September 06, 2014

Jobs creation is well below the pace needed to reemploy all the workers displaced during the financial crisis... Face it, the economy is in crisis!

Posted September 04, 2014

This Friday the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 230,000 jobs in August. The pace has picked up a bit but is still far less than needed to reemploy all the prime aged workers displaced in the wake of the financial crisis.

Posted August 27, 2014

Burger Kings effort to acquire Tim Hortons, a Canadian purveyor of coffee and doughnuts, is a good business decision, but its choice to locate corporate headquarters north of the border would be the direct result of President Obamas anti-business tax policies.

Posted August 26, 2014

Stocks trading near record highs are again striking fear into investors with fresh memories of the financial crisis, but prospects for the U.S. economy are looking up and equities remain a good bet for ordinary investors.

Posted August 10, 2014

Peter Morici is a professor at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission, and five-time winner of the MarketWatch best forecaster award.

Posted August 07, 2014

President Obama, as promised, is changing America. High taxes and abusive enforcement are compelling businesses and ordinary citizens to leave the country altogether.

Posted August 02, 2014

The Labor Department reported the economy added only 209,000 jobs in July. The unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent, but that hardly tells how tough the labor market has become for ordinary folks.

Posted July 31, 2014

Stocks may be near record levels but the bull market is not done. Digital technologies permit businesses to use investors’ cash far more efficiently these days, and could easily push up stock prices another 25 percent.

Posted July 30, 2014

Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story.

Posted July 25, 2014

Poverty is as endemic today as it was when President Johnson inaugurated the War on Poverty, and Paul Ryan is offering sensible proposals to change things for the better.

Posted July 24, 2014

Testifying before Congress last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen cherry-picked data on inflation by noting prices are up, on a year-over-year basis, less than the Federal Reserve's target of 2 percent.

Posted July 23, 2014

The downing of Malaysia Flight 17 casts new light on just how inept and decadent the United States and Europe have become.

Posted July 19, 2014

Testifying before Congress, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Yellen cherry picked data on inflation by noting prices are up, on a year-over-year basis, less than the Federal Reserve’s target of 2 percent.