Peter Morici Twitter @pmorici1

Sep 4, 2015
The Labor Department reported the economy added a disappointing 173,000 jobs in August. The unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent largely because fewer Americans sought work.

Aug 31, 2015
The U.S. economy won’t be much hurt by China’s slowdown, because it has purchased much less in the United States than it sells here but going forward for whatever growth China enjoys, it will have no choice but to do business with America’s innovators.

Aug 10, 2015
The Labor Department reported the economy added 215,000 jobs in July. That's well below the 260,000 monthly additions posted in 2014, and new employment opportunities and wage gains will continue depressed for the balance of this year and next.

Aug 4, 2015
As the leading GOP candidates square off in their first debate, one thing has become clear: Americans are dissatisfied. The ascent of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders testifies to serious doubts about establishment politicians.

Jul 29, 2015
The immediate effects on western markets of the recent upheavals in the Chinese stock market may be limited but if left unchecked, Chinese economic power is a genuine threat to global financial stability.

Jul 23, 2015
Congress should bite the bullet and raise the gas tax to fund highway repairs and construction. And it should make sure highway taxes are used for the roads, not to finance politicians' pet projects and to line union pockets.

Jul 21, 2015
Until the Nordic states led by Germany let go of their mercantilist economic strategies and set an example for economic reforms, the southern Eurozone countries are damned to high unemployment and chronic debt problems.

Jul 13, 2015
Prime Minister Tsipras has negotiated a third bailout for Greece with its Eurozone partners. The Greek Parliament should reject it, dump the euro and reintroduce the drachma.

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