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_.

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|

Yes, Ben Shapiro is Still Wrong on Tariffs. Here’s Why

Ben Shapiro likes to say, “Facts don’t care about your feelings.” Shapiro on Thursday responded to my article “Why Ben Shapiro is Wrong on Free Trade” with his own piece: “Yes, Tariffs Are Still Stupid. Here’s Why.” He also talked about my article on the “Ben Shapiro Show.” Shapiro made it crystal clear:

By | 2018-03-19T07:10:28+00:00 March 19th, 2018|

Why Trump is Right About Tariffs

In 1988, Donald Trump told Oprah Winfrey that America was being “ripped off” by its trading partners. Nearly 2 million Americans lost their manufacturing jobs between 1979 and 1988 to cheap, government-backed Japanese competitors. Oprah’s audience applauded. Three decades later nothing has changed: America lost 5 million more manufacturing jobs, and Trump is

By | 2018-03-07T11:52:20+00:00 March 6th, 2018|