Spencer P. Morrison

About Spencer P. Morrison

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

California’s Paradox: More Immigration, More Poverty

California is a land of untold opulence. Hollywood's glitter dazzles the gawking masses, while the world's most profitable companies, Google, Apple, and Facebook, funnel cash into the Golden State from every corner of the earth. And yet California is also desperately poor. One-in-five Californians live in poverty, the state's income inequality is worse

By | 2018-02-15T22:00:47+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

In Defense of Monopolies

Economists love words. They have a word for just about everything, and if they don’t then they’ll make one up. Economics is rife with jargon. But there are some words you just can’t say. There are bad words. Dangerous words. Tariff! That’s the big one. No matter the context, tariff is always a

By | 2018-01-24T13:46:01+00:00 January 24th, 2018|

The Democrats’ Dilemma: Immigration and the Welfare State

The Democrats used to be the party of the working class: they supported trade unions and believed in the welfare state. Their goal was to smoothe capitalism's rougher edges, to humanize modern industrialism, and to give the common man a fair shake. One may find fault with their methods, but their stated goals

By | 2018-01-16T15:10:26+00:00 January 16th, 2018|

No, America’s Farmers Don’t Depend on Illegal Immigration

Liberals frame the debate over illegal immigration as a dilemma: either America grants amnesty to aliens or the economy will collapse. Some even imply that Americans will starve to death because of higher food prices—who would pick America’s fruits and veggies if not illegals? Bruce Goldstein, president of a nonprofit called Farmworker Justice,

By | 2018-01-12T23:07:35+00:00 January 13th, 2018|

Why Carbon Taxes Actually Increase Global Emissions

As the hysteria over global warming heats up, carbon taxes have become the “cool” option. Environmentalists love them. So do politicians, who are more than happy to raise taxes while scoring political points. Carbon taxes, or other analogous pricing schemes, are now prevalent in Western Europe, and are making headway in North America.

By | 2017-12-06T11:54:46+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

Who Are the ‘Globalists’? Defining Globalism in an Age of Uproar

We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism. —Donald J Trump, April 27, 2016In 1950 the American dream lived in Detroit: it was a magnet for talent, for hardworking hands and dreaming minds. The city was rich—fabulously rich, boasting enough classical art to satisfy a Medici—and

By | 2017-11-07T11:44:10+00:00 November 5th, 2017|

Trump is Wrong to Compromise on Immigration

The White House on October 8 released a list of “Immigration Principles and Policies” that President Trump says “must be included” in any legislation legitimizing President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Trump is cutting a deal: Congress gets DACA if Trump gets immigration reform. Is it a good deal? No,

By | 2017-10-19T10:31:14+00:00 October 19th, 2017|