About: Roy Cordato

VP for research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Roy Cordato

Does North Carolina have a sales tax or a cascade tax

North Carolina has a sales tax, right? A sales tax is supposed to tax the final sale of goods and services and only the final sales. But the fact is that our sales tax applies not only to final sales but also to business to business sales–that is to sales from one stage of productionContinue Reading

On Trump not paying taxes

The policy question is, when it comes to the tax code should business losses be allowed to be carried forward as deductions in future years? The answer is yes, and I know of no candidate who is proposing to change that, which is a good thing.

An observation on Gary Johnson, his support among Democrats, and libertarians

OK, so everyone seems to agree that Gary Johnson is drawing more votes  from Hillary than from Trump. That is, except for the fact that the Democratic party candidate is Clinton, who they don’t like for personal rather than ideological reasons, they would be voting Democrat. In other words they’d be voting for a candidateContinue Reading

Question for progressives

Should the words “trigger warning” be prefaced by a trigger warning for those people who might be disturbed by anything that could possibly bring to mind guns or gun violence?

You might be a progressive if…

…you believe that an athlete who takes a knee before a sporting event to say a prayer is a Bible thumping yahoo, but if the same athlete happens to assumes the same posture during the National Anthem he is a person of conscience exercising his First Amendment rights.

You might be a progressive if…

…you belong to a movement that celebrated Benito Mussolini in the 1920s, Joseph Stalin in the 1930s and 40s (FDR called him Uncle Joe), Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in the 1950s, 60s, 70s… and Hugo Chavez in the 2000s, but are appalled that Donald Trump refers to Vladimir Putin as a strong leader.

Antartica ice coverage greater than thought

From Interestingengineer.com. Antartica is one of the most ice-covered locations in the world, but it is also one of the world’s largest land masses. Previous estimates by researchers placed the level of uncovered land in Antartica at about 1%. However, a new survey in part by NASA shows that this estimate was rather generous andContinue Reading

You might be a progressive if…

…you believe that the same government that can’t keep heroin out of the hands of inmates locked up in maximum security prisons will be able to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists by denying the right to purchase them to people on no fly lists.

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