Roy Cordato

Senior Economist and Resident Scholar

Posts by Roy Cordato (page 3)

  • What happened when I was interviewed by The Washington Post

    Earlier this week The Washington Post published an article written by a reporter named Todd Frankel, misleadingly titled “What Happened When North Carolina Cut Taxes Like the GOP Plans to for the Country.” I won’t review the article here. You can go to the link above and read it…
    Roy Cordato, December 6, 2017
  • Comparison of House and Senate tax bills–not lookin’ so good

    I just came across this summary/comparison of the House and Senate’s tax reform/cut proposals published by Forbes. It is really quite good on laying out the details in a side by side approach, covering every aspect of the two pieces of legislation. To be quite frank, upon seeing the…
    Roy Cordato, November 28, 2017
  • All electric cargo ship being put to good use

    And the headline reads… China’s first all-electric zero-emissions cargo ship is going to be used to transport coal The vessel, designed for inland waterway transport, will have a pilot shipping voyage next month, and be put into commercial use early next year. It will travel a fixed route on…
    Roy Cordato, November 27, 2017
  • The implication of Heritage Foundation’s position on State and Local Tax Deductibility

    I have made my views on the Republican’s plan to eliminate or partially eliminate the deductibility of state income taxes and property taxes from federal taxable income. My case can be found here and here. This issue paper published by the Heritage Foundation sums up the Republican…
    Roy Cordato, November 8, 2017
  • Milton Friedman takes (allegedly) Bernie Sanders to School…

    I’m not convinced it’s actually Bernie, but Sanders or not it’s still Friedman.
    Roy Cordato, November 1, 2017
  • More On the Deductibility of State and Local Taxes

    A couple week ago I argued in this Carolina Journal Daily Journal that it is bad tax policy for the federal government to eliminate the deduction for state and local taxes. I won’t repeat those arguments in this blog post, but generally I argued that it is illegitimate, from…
    Roy Cordato, October 31, 2017
  • NC goes from No. 12 to No. 11 in Tax Foundation Business Climate Ranking

    NC has gone from 12 to 11 in The Tax Foundation’s Business Tax Climate Index. Here’s two bits of commentary from the Executive Summary. The rankings for all states are also included in the summary. After the most dramatic improvement in the Index’s history in 2015—from 41st to 12th in…
    Roy Cordato, October 17, 2017
  • Federal Trade Commission Cronyism Exposed

    If you want to find out how the movie industry has, in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission, rigged the regulatory game against their up and coming competitors on platforms like YouTube, watch well known YouTube creator and consultant MatPat’s latest Film Theory. Note that in less than 2…
    Roy Cordato, October 16, 2017