Peter Morici

Hilary talks endlessly about programs to advantage girls, but little about the plight of those forgotten men and the boys our schools are failing.

Democrats answer with strategies that motivate the poorly and less prestigiously educated to quit the labor force altogether and rely on government largess, and rewards the wealthy elite who finance their campaigns.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, ObamaCare’s perverse incentives will motivate 2.3 million low and middle-income Americans not to seek employment. One in seven adults is now covered by food stamps.

Strong enforcement policies and generous tax treatment for intellectual property enhances the wealth of high-profile Democratic contributors in Hollywood and the Silicon Valley.

The Obama Justice Department, unlike its Clinton and Reagan era predecessors, fines banks instead of prosecuting financiers who defraud investors. Then Democratic fundraisers collect commissions from left-leaning bankers and lawyers with seven and eight figure incomes.

IRS stalks conservative political contributors and the Justice Department rifles the phone and email records of reporters. We can’t have too many critics stirring up the masses.

The PC police now ensconced at the helm of America’s once great universities, limit conservative voices but supplies NPR and the New York Times with research that pimps progressive causes.

I thank my stars for tenure, but feeding my family and writing this column will only get tougher under the high heels of a President Hilary Clinton.



Peter Morici is an economist and professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and is a widely published columnist. He tweets @pmorici1


Peter Morici

Professor Peter Morici is a recognized expert on economic policy and international economics. He has lectured and offered executive programs at more than 100 institutions including Columbia University, the Harvard Business School and Oxford University.


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