About: Roy Cordato

VP for research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Roy Cordato

When will Republicans start being Republicans?

From the North Carolina Republican Party platform: 5. We oppose bailouts and corporate welfare. It is contrary to the free enterprise system to recruit or retain businesses with targeted tax incentives when other businesses bear the full burden of taxation. Higher tax rates on the many to provide preferential treatment for the few is unfair.Continue Reading

Re: NC’s renewable energy bill (see below) or why I am not a Republican reason #27601

Please read Dan Way’s article from today’s CJ discussed below on a new study out of Utah State University that calculates the costs of North Carolinas coercive renewable energy policy. This is what is being done to us in the name of fighting “climate change,” which of course never occurred until humans started burning fossilContinue Reading

You might be a progressive if…

…you believe that American corporations have no right to openly give money to fund political campaigns in the the United States but it’s perfectly fine for the US government to give taxpayer money to influence political campaigns in Israel.

A word on basic economics

The purpose of employment is to generate production and output. It is not the purpose of production and output to generate employment.

North Carolina Competes—for what?

Rolling down the legislative trail is a bill that would greatly expand North Carolina’s centerpiece corporate incentives program, currently know as JDIG (Job Development Investment Grant). The bill which was passed in the House Finance Committee yesterday, would, according to the Winston Salem Journal “double to $45 million the largest pot of annual state incentivesContinue Reading

RIP M. Stanton Evans

I just received notice that M. Stanton Evans passed away at the age of 80. Evans was one of the originals of the modern conservative movement. He was one of the founders, along with William F. Buckley, of the Young Americans for Freedom in 1959 and was the founder of the American Conservative Union. HeContinue Reading

You might be a progressive if…

…you view this as France laying down the gauntlet to the US. Thanks to France doubling its surface tax on corporate income, the United States no longer has the world’s highest corporate income tax. Today, France imposes a 36 percent marginal effective tax rate on capital investments, while the United States holds at 35.3 percent.Continue Reading

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

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