Spencer P. Morrison

About Spencer P. Morrison

Spencer P. Morrison is a writer and author of Bobbins, Not Gold. He is the editor-in-chief of the National Economics Editorial. Follow him on Twitter @SPMorrison_.

How Trump’s Tariffs Will Make Goods Cheaper

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC last week that President Trump's tariffs wouldn't hurt American consumers, noting that because the price increase would be "spread over thousands and thousands of products, nobody's going to actually notice it at the end of the day." Needless to say,  poor Ross was summarily tarred-and-feathered by

By | 2018-10-02T11:44:20+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|

Immigrants Won’t Pay for Our Pensions—We’ll Pay for Theirs

Ask any Democrat why they support open borders and invariably they will respond with one of two pre-packaged answers: because "diversity is our strength" or "we need immigrants to pay for our pensions." The first argument is a sham: if liberals valued diversity they would welcome conservatives to college campuses and tolerate them

By | 2018-09-12T20:01:19+00:00 September 13th, 2018|

Alex Nowrasteh’s Procrustean Bed

Alex Nowrasteh is many things. He is the Cato Institute’s senior immigration policy analyst. He is a self-described “radical” open borders advocate. And he is Tucker Carlson’s punching bag. But most importantly, Alex Nowrasteh is Procrustes: Procrustes boasted his inn’s bed was the most comfortable in Greece, fitting all men regardless of their

By | 2018-08-28T20:59:25+00:00 August 27th, 2018|

Bill Kristol, Hedgehog King

Remember when Bill Kristol said the Iraq War would last two months? It (officially) lasted nine years and cost Americans more than $2 trillion—and we’re still there. How about when Kristol boldly stated that Barack Obama wouldn’t win a single primary against Hillary Clinton? Or when he claimed Iraq was “not in a

By | 2018-08-02T14:13:45+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|

Free Trade’s Faustian Bargain: Selling America’s Soul for Trinkets

Spectators claim that Satan himself appeared on stage during the opening performance of Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus (1588). The grizzly specter, it was said, drove men mad with fear. Some in attendance wanted to demolish the theater, while others wanted to hang Marlowe for his occult summoning. In spite of the controversy

By | 2018-08-01T22:49:56+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|

The NY Times is Wrong About Trade—So is Everybody Else

President Trump earlier this month told CBS News that the European Union is America’s “foe” because of “what they do to us in trade.” The European Council President Donald Tusk frantically responded: America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news. — Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) July

By | 2018-07-29T00:12:46+00:00 July 29th, 2018|

Harley-Davidson’s Big, Fat Mistake

Harley-Davidson on Monday announced that it would move production for its European customers overseas, in order to avoid the European Union’s (EU) new import duties. President Trump slammed the move and accused the company of raising the “white flag” of economic surrender on Twitter. Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the

By | 2018-06-30T15:47:37+00:00 June 28th, 2018|