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_.

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|

A $116 Billion Burden: The Economics of Illegal Immigration

Illegal immigrants and their children cost American taxpayers $135 billion annually—or $8,075 per alien per year, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s (FAIR) new 2017 report. The costs are partially offset by taxes collected from illegal aliens, which total $19 billion. Taken together, the net cost of illegal immigrants to American

By | 2017-09-29T13:05:47+00:00 September 29th, 2017|

U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela’s Oil Exports Won’t Work

President Donald Trump is considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela by blocking the country’s oil from U.S. ports, Axios reports. Likewise, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley criticized the regime of Nicolas Maduro, and confirmed that oil sanctions “are not off the table.” This represents a marked escalation: last month President Trump advocated a more finely

By | 2017-09-27T12:03:08+00:00 September 27th, 2017|