About: Roy Cordato

VP for research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Roy Cordato

Where are you unlikely to find a reference to global warming?

In an article on why there have been so few big hurricanes in recent years.






What can be better for a union than a minimum wage increase that prices all competition out of the market?

A minimum wage increase that prices competition out of the market while exempting companies with a unionized work force, that’s what. This article by Partrice Lee at the Independent Women’s Forum points out how in many of the cities where unions are vociferously supporting a $15 minimum wage those same unions are simultaneously negotiating exemptionsContinue Reading






An environmentalist’s dream

Just think, with enough subsidies one day this could all be solar panels.






Thomas Sowell explains why racists love the minimum wage

It is a well know effect of the minimum wage that it prices the lowest skilled workers out of the labor market. Who are these workers and who have they been historically? In primarily white countries or countries with a primarily white ruling class like South Africa once was, it has been blacks and immigrantsContinue Reading






Arctic sea ice on the rise in 2013 and 2014

A study just released in Nature Geoscience comes to the following conclusion, as state in the article’s abstract: Here we present an assessment of the changes in Northern Hemisphere sea ice thickness and volume using five years of CryoSat-2 measurements. Between autumn 2010 and 2012, there was a 14% reduction in Arctic sea ice volume, inContinue Reading






Michigan dumps aid to dependent movie moguls, aka film incentives

Just as North Carolina is continuing to play the sucker by considering an expansion of its subsidies for wealthy Hollywood movie moguls Michigan has has decided to unfasten the Hollywood leaches and ticks from the skin of its taxpayers. As reported by the Tax Foundation: On Friday, Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) signed HB 4122 intoContinue Reading






You might be a progressive if…

…upon reading this your first thought is, “so what’s the big deal?”  






You might be a progressive if…

….your first thought upon reading professor Boudreaux’s letter is “Widgets? I thought this was about health insurance.” Here’s a letter to the New York Times: Your lead headline today reads “Health Insurers Seek Steep Increase in Plan Rates,” which is followed by this opening sentence in the report: “Health insurance companies around the country are seekingContinue Reading






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