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_.

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|

Remittances: Illegal Immigration’s $30 Billion ‘Hidden Tax’

Paris. The year is 1788. The air is heavy with the scent of impending revolution. Some praise the king in hushed whispers, others shout “Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité!” in the streets. Either way, the time for talk is over. How did it get to this point? The hopeful specter of radical liberalism played its

By | 2018-06-21T04:23:53+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

Karl Marx, Free Trader

What do David Ricardo, Ben Shapiro, and Karl Marx have in common? They’re all free traders. No, this is not a tongue-in-cheek jab designed to smear Ricardo or Marx. I’m serious. Karl Marx—the father of Communism, and intellectual progenitor of the horror-show that is postmodern relativism—was a free trader. Why? Marx believed that

By | 2018-06-03T00:03:43+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|

Why Trump May Be America’s Last Republican President

Competence doesn’t win elections: bribery does. This is the central lesson in The Dictator’s Handbook, a book which studies politics in terms of interpersonal relationships and incentive structures, as opposed to vague social trends and ideological dogma—and it’s a lesson the Democrats learned well. In fact, the Democrats take it a step further:

By | 2018-05-30T23:55:41+00:00 May 31st, 2018|

Be Skeptical of This Study Slamming ‘Isolationist’ Trade

A new study shows that “isolationist trade policies” could cut $2 trillion from America’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2022. Therefore, Nev Elis suggests in The Hill, President Trump’s tariffs will not make America great again—they will make us poor. America would be better off, Elis argues, embracing “internationalism” as its modus operandi.

By | 2018-05-09T17:38:36+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

Why Tariffs Will Benefit American Consumers

In a recent piece for the Washington Post, former CNN correspondent Heather Long and her colleague Andrew Van Dam contend that President Trump’s tariffs will hurt Trump voters the most. Their conclusion is unsurprising, as the mainstream media’s raison d'être is to rebuke the president and gaslight his supporters into thinking they have

By | 2018-04-04T11:36:45+00:00 April 4th, 2018|