About: Roy Cordato

VP for research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Roy Cordato

It would be better for the economy if everyone bought local–Not

Should recordings by The Band (and Joan Baez) be boycotted? Should their albums no longer be sold on I-Tunes?

Has any song been more sympathetic to the south and less sympathetic to the North? If you’re a consistent progressive you really have no choice. Also covered by Joan Baez.

Re: Drawing Wrong Conclusions

John Sander’s witty blog post below highlights what could be a first for members of the McCrory administration, namely that corporate welfare has opportunity costs. Unfortunately, as Jon points out, they draw the wrong conclusion. The first time that McCrory, Skvarla and company recognize that corporate incentives have opportunity costs it’s in terms of the lossContinue Reading

You’e think the Pope would have learned from that whole Galileo thing

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com

You might be a progressive if…

…you believe that A can also be non A. “A leaf cannot be a stone at the same time, it cannot be all red and all green at the same time, it cannot freeze and burn at the same time. A is A.”–Ayn Rand

Static vs. Dynamic Scoring

This video from the Tax Foundation gives a concise explanation of what is meant by static vs dynamic scoring when it comes to looking at tax changes and how they effect both government revenues and economic activity. Of course it is the latter that drives the former.

You might be a progressive if…

…after reading this commentary by Paul Jacob (pasted in below) you still think that the reason why people are hungary is because we have too many brands of deodorant and that Bernie Sanders knows something about economics. Raise your hand, dry and secure Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a splash last week with an off-the-cuffContinue Reading

Obamacare will lead to fewer ER visits–or more ER visits

Since it was passed back in 2010 we have been told that the Affordable Care Act would lead to fewer emergency room visits because more people would be covered by both private insurance and Medicaid. Well, after more than a year of expanded coverage under Obamacare ER visits are on the rise. And we areContinue Reading

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