About: Roy Cordato

VP for research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Roy Cordato

You might be a progressive if you believe Hagan’s silly claim

So the Hagan campaign is claiming that the Senator’s family didn’t profit from the hundreds of thousands of dollars that it received from the Obama stimulus package. They argue, and I’m not making this up, that because the taxpayer subsidies didn’t more than cover the full cost of the investment they didn’t  profit from them.Continue Reading

Right conclusion, wrong reason on minimum wage

This morning while getting ready to come to work I heard Steve Doocy on Fox and Friends give an often made but wrong argument against the minimum wage and why it is likely to cause a reduction in hiring. The argument sounds plausibe. Employers have a certain amount of money set aside for hiring. IfContinue Reading

A very good analysis of women and voting by Mona Charon

This is a very good and insightful discussion of Democratic campaigns and the women vote by columnist Mona Charon writing for the Washington Examiner. It is very long with lots of important insights. She breaks down demographic voting patterns of women; looks at how the Democratic party has, in recent years, appealed to women votersContinue Reading

You might be a progressive if…

…you don’t think this has anything to do with Obamacare. From today’s Washington Examiner: Even as the overall number of jobs in the United States recently surpassed the pre-recession highs of late 2007, the number of full-time employees in America last month was still about 2 million less than it was in September 2007. Part-timeContinue Reading

You might be a progressive if…

…you believe that under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Americans have a right to health care.

Why health care plans have been, and will continue to be cancelled

Latest deficit news is good?

The latest news from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is that while government spending is up, government revenues (by 9 percent) are up and taxes are up, the deficit is down. In fact, it is down to levels not seen since George Bush left office (2007-2008). So now Barack Obama can say that his performanceContinue Reading

If you leave out the rising prices inflation is low

Loose monetary policy, i.e. the Fed creating lots of new money, is the cause of inflation. And yet, with “quantitative easing,” you know QE (insert your number), the Fed has been flooding the market with new money for a number of years now and, from all reports, it’s not causing inflation. So where is allContinue Reading

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