Peter Morici

Posted March 04, 2015

Most Americans never wanted the Affordable Care Act. A recent Gallup poll found 56 percent disapprove of the law, and more than 30 states either have not set up exchanges or failed to establish a fully workable website.

Posted March 03, 2015

America and the entire West are at war with jihadist terrorism and radical Islamismon the battle fields of the Middle East with ISIS and al Qaeda but more importantly in coffee houses, the basements of mosques and on the internet.

Posted February 26, 2015

Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has been giving banks virtually free money by keeping their short term borrowing rates near zero.

Posted February 24, 2015

Without the specific participation and vocal support of moderate Muslim leaders, extremism can consume entire communities. For example, in Vilvoorde Belgium, a town of only 4200, 28 young people have left to fight for Syria and Iraq...

Posted February 18, 2015

As the former Chief Economist of the U.S. International Trade Commission, I can testify that negotiating market access across the panoply of goods and services is an imprecise business at best.

Posted February 13, 2015

Greece will soon default on its sovereign debt and mercifully, loosen Germanys grip on European economic policy.

Posted February 12, 2015

Quite simply, moderate Islam may be guilty of terrorism by its silent acquiescence, and that is the issue Obama and other leaders in the West refuse to address.

Posted February 10, 2015

Germany has been sacking Greece and other Mediterranean economies for years, and the Hellenic revolt against austerity is overdue.

Posted February 09, 2015

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 February 07, 2015

The economy added 257,000 jobs in January, down significantly from the 324,000 fourth quarter average monthly gain. Overall, the economy is creating jobs but lower oil prices and a strong dollar are slowing the pace.

Posted February 05, 2015

Reading the presidents State of the Union and Budget Message, Americans are on the cusp of the second Age of Pericles. The economy is booming and with new taxes on the wealthy and free community college for all, lasting prosperity can be assured...

Posted February 03, 2015

Posturing as champion of needed public investments and fairness, President Obama wants new taxes on the overseas earnings of American businesses. That would kill jobs and punish retired Americans.

Posted February 02, 2015

Peter Morici is a professor at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business and former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Posted January 31, 2015

In 2014, GDP growth bounced back in the spring and summer from a tough winter but in the fourth quarter, fell off to 2.6 percent. History indicates the country should be doing a lot better...

Posted January 27, 2015

By electing Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras to be premier, Greeks voted to end the draconian economic measures imposed by Germany and other international lenders.

Posted January 26, 2015

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 January 23, 2015

The European Central Bank has announced a 60 billion ($69 billion) monthly government bond buying programQuantitative Easingbut that wont do much for the moribund continental economy.

Posted January 16, 2015

President Obama cant resist the temptation to gin up new entitlements that chase votes but make problems worsefree tuition at community colleges would be no exception.

Posted January 13, 2015

The European policy response to the Islamic diaspora has been multiculturalism. Specifically, the notion that Muslimsand other third world immigrantsnot need fully assimilate and become culturally French, German or British to live harmoniously with native Europeans.

Posted January 10, 2015

The economy added 252,000 jobs in Decemberdown from 353,000 in November. With GDP growth slowing, prospects for jobless Americans are worsening.

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