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_.

Tariff Delay Is Trump’s Christmas Gift to China

CNN reports that President Trump's aides persuaded him to delay the imposition of the latest round of protective tariffs, previously scheduled for September, until December 15, 2019. How? They claimed new tariffs would “ruin Christmas.” Peter Navarro, Trump's director of trade and manufacturing policy, defended the move saying that this was Trump’s, "Christmas present to

By | 2019-08-19T02:42:59-07:00 August 18th, 2019|Tags: |

How Immigration Made 14 Million Millennials Homeless

Imagine a homeless man. Does he have a long, frazzled beard and unkempt hair? What do his clothes look like? Probably ratty and full of holes—moth nests in the pockets. Maybe he has a shopping cart full of cans and a mangy dog named “Rusty.” Although culturally ubiquitous, this characterization of the grizzled old hobo

By | 2019-08-15T22:12:05-07:00 August 15th, 2019|Tags: |

Boeing Max 8 Lesson: Why Domestic Manufacturing Is Vital

On March 10, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed outside of Addis Ababa, killing all 157 passengers and crew. This followed October's crash of Lion Air Flight 610 in Indonesia, which killed all 189 onboard. Both crashes involved Boeing's 737 Max 8 jetliner. China, Indonesia, and Ethiopia grounded the aircraft on March 10, suspecting

By | 2019-07-10T15:45:35-07:00 July 10th, 2019|

Free Trade and the ‘Cheap Goods’ Delusion

Between 1348 and 1352 a monstrous plague—the Black Death—ravaged Europe. The disease struck young and old, men and women, saint and sinner alike. Half the population died. Whole cities disappeared. Western Civilization was on the brink of collapse. What caused this plague? Bad smells. Foul odors. The stench of decay. This was considered

By | 2019-06-22T14:41:06-07:00 June 22nd, 2019|

Understanding the Democrats’ Vote Alchemy

Legend says a humble French scribe named Nicolas Flamel discovered the philosopher's stone—the alchemical secret to physical transmutation. To immortality itself. After turning a half-pound of mercury into gold, fear consumed Flamel: what man could resist the temptations of unlimited wealth and immortality? In a show of Christian humility, Flamel hid his manuscripts

By | 2019-01-23T11:54:34-07:00 January 23rd, 2019|

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