About: Roy Cordato

VP for research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Roy Cordato

Who’s really being unpatriotic?

It baffles me that corporations like Burger King, that are moving their headquarters out of the United States to avoid a punitive corporate income tax, are being referred to as unpatriotic or,  in the words of President Obama, corporate deserters, while politicians that continue to impose this tax  system get to play it high andContinue Reading

Peak of the hurricane season and not a named storm in sight

So things continue to go wrong for those hoping for climatic catastrophe to occur, or at least some evidence that it is probably on the horizon. Today’s Bloomberg.com reports that “The statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season [September 10] has arrived and for the first time since 1992 there isn’t a named storm inContinue Reading

Emergency room usage is up in states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare

Part of the argument made by President Obama for expanding Medicaid coverage under Obamacare is that it would reduce emergency room visits. Well a new study concludes that the opposite is turing out to be true. At Reason.com it is being reported that: Thanks to the Supreme Court, which ruled that states could choose whetherContinue Reading

In spite of NC’s Clean Smokestacks Bill, fine particle pollution is still lower in SC and all but the DC area of VA

Making news across the state this day is a study out of UNC Chapel Hill that newspaper headlines are claiming shows that North Carolina’s 2002 Clean Smokestacks Bill (CSB) is saving lives. These “results” are allegedly due to reductions in particulate matter in the air which results from the burning of coal (and other thingsContinue Reading

You might be a progressive if…

…your response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor would have been to launch an investigation into the identity of the pilots that flew the planes involved in the attack. Once identified you would have tracked them down and arrested them. (HT–Charles Krauthammer)

You might be a progressive if…

…you believe companies who choose to leave the US for more favorable tax treatment are being unpatriotic while  those who create and support the oppressive tax laws that make such moves profitable are not.

New study shows meat eaters healthier

“Our results showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with poorer health (higher incidences of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life.” This is how team of scientists from the Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Australia writing in theContinue Reading

GA continues aid to dependent movie moguls: industry remains ungrateful to taxpayers

It appears that the General Assembly has come to agreement on a budget for the remainder of the 2013-2015 cycle and as part of the bill the GA will continue to subsidize the movie industry with cash grants totaling $10 million. Prior to this budget  the program has consisted of refundable tax credits, like thoseContinue Reading

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