About: Roy Cordato

VP for research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Roy Cordato

For non-scientist Pachauri, environmentalism is his “religion”

As a follow up to my previous post, apparently in his resignation letter, the now shamed and former IPCC head makes the following statement: ‘For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.’ Apparently whileContinue Reading

IPCC head steps down amidst sexual harassment charges

The chairman of the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Dr Rajendra K Pachauri is stepping down from his post amidst legal sexual harassment charges that have been filed by female co-workers in India, according to this article in the The Hindu and this article from Reuters. He is also taking a leave from his position asContinue Reading

Another stupid and pointless regulation on the sale of wine and beer

In North Carolina beer and wine wholesalers are not allowed to give quantity discounts to retailers. Whether your local wine shop buys one case or 100 cases they, by law, have to pay the same per case price. When retailers offer a discount to their customers–like 15% off on a case–they are bearing the fullContinue Reading

Pat Caddell on the political parties and big business

“If the Republicans are owned by corrupt big businesses, the Democratic party rents itself quite regularly.”

A very good little video about how the price system works….

…to transmit knowledge and get people to do the right thing.

“Sorry, the state of North Carolina won’t allow you to use this voucher because of some quaint alcohol regulations”

Knowing that I am a big wine fan my good friend and former JLF colleague Michael Sanera and his wife just sent me a $50 gift card to an online wine distributor called Nakedwines.com. When I went to use the card on their site, the headline to this post is what came up. I loveContinue Reading

You might be a progressive if…

…you refuse to “get on your high horse” about the atrocities of ISIS because you feel guilty about the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition.

You might be a progressive if…

—you think that the extent to which a state is “open for business” is measured by how much taxpayer money it is willing to give away to corporate cronies. From WRAL: Rep. Rodney Moore, D-Mecklenburg, recited a litany of incentives and tax breaks that have been eliminated by the Republican-led General Assembly in recent yearsContinue Reading

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