About: Roy Cordato

VP for research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Roy Cordato

Geraldo Rivera comes out against the right to vote

This morning on Fox and Friends, Geraldo Rivera said that he thinks voting, Soviet style, should be mandatory. In other words he believes that the failure to vote should be legally punishable, presumably with fines or imprisonment. As discussed here with regards to Obamacare, an activity cannot be both mandatory and a right since having theContinue Reading

UNC scandal didn’t just stop with athletes

In this article just published today the Pope Center’s Jane Shaw points out that: “The report notes that a Morehead-Cain scholar (those scholars receive full-ride scholarships for four years) was in danger of losing his scholarship by low grades and was directed to a paper class. He took it and saved the scholarship.” Yikes. ThisContinue Reading

The myth of the gender pay gap

This 2011 article from CBS Money Watch argues that the reason why men earn more than women is because they choose higher paying professions. When apples to apples work comparisons are made, the differences disappear. Here’s the scoop. Why the Gender Pay Gap is a Complete Myth Men are far more likely to choose careersContinue Reading

You might be a progressive if…

…you claim to be concerned about disenfranchising voters while supporting courts that overturn voter decisions on gay marriage.

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

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