Peter Morici Archive
Published August 02, 2012
Running against President Obama’s record on the economy will carry former Governor Romney only so far. Republican baggage on women’s issues, immigration, unions, and harsh view of government and regulation hurt him where it counts the most—Virginia and Ohio
Published August 01, 2012
Economics professor Peter Morici says the Fed’s bullets are spent and the U.S. economy is skidding as a result of the administration's missteps.
Published July 23, 2012
The U.S. economy is teetering on the brink of another recession. The bad news is that if it goes down again, there won’t be much we can do to save ourselves.
Published July 10, 2012
To remain in the Eurozone, the governments of the Mediterranean states will require massive fiscal transfers, or may be impelled to default on at least half their debt.
Published July 05, 2012
Friday's report on jobs from the Labor Department won't be rosy. Here's why: adults who have quit looking and left the labor force altogether are responsible for 99 percent of the reduction in the unemployment rate from 10 percent since October 2009.
Published June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court decision Thursday upholding the Affordable Health Care Act requirement that individuals purchase health insurance or pay a tax, as well as most other provisions regulating the health insurance market, may ultimately instigate a single payer system, akin to the British National Health Care Service.
Published June 27, 2012
Here's why Germany and others should recognize reality, facilitate substantial debt write downs and get going on a sane and orderly withdrawal of the Mediterranean states from the euro zone.
Ouster of UVA president was justified -- Sullivan's dismissal highlights what's wrong with higher education today
Published June 21, 2012
High-quality universities have become too expensive and increasingly inaccessible because their presidents and other leaders have failed to recognize and address the challenges and opportunities posed by new technologies.
Published June 15, 2012
This weekend, Greece goes to the polls but and the winners will not likely be able to form a government that can solve the county’s intractable economic problems. Americans should pay close attention.
Published June 12, 2012
The longer Europe puts up with the fantasy that a single currency is essential to its prosperity, the longer Italy, Spain, Greece and others will flirt with financial ruin and self destruction.