About: Roy Cordato

VP for research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Roy Cordato

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

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

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