Roy Cordato

Senior Economist and Resident Scholar

Posts by Roy Cordato (page 4)

  • Norman Ture’ on the deductibility of state and local taxes

    Norman Ture’, who died in 1997, could be considered the godfather of contemporary supply side economics. He was the under secretary for tax and economic affairs under President Reagan and is recognized as the main architect of Reagan’s 1981 tax cut legislation. In almost every area he would be…
    Roy Cordato, September 29, 2017
  • NC’s full employment means Amazon would be stealing workers not creating jobs

    Today’s Carolina Journal’s “Daily Journal” features an important article by my colleague Jon Sanders on Amazon’s attempt to fleece North Carolina’s taxpayers in soliciting an unprecedented incentive package, i.e. bribe, from the State. If Governor Cooper and NC’s always-anxious-to-extend-the-corporate-gravy train legislature, hands over the booty Amazon wants, the corporate…
    Roy Cordato, September 22, 2017
  • Price Gouging Laws

    This is an excerpt from two different sections of North Carolina’s Price Control Laws: Harming Those They are Meant to Help, a monograph that I wrote for the Locke Foundation over a decade ago. It’s relevance to the current moment should be obvious. North Carolina’s Price Gouging Law—Prices Too High North…
    Roy Cordato, August 27, 2017
  • Some things never change

    Ludwig von Mises writing in 1923. Marxism had placed a strict prohibition on any preoccupation with the problems of the socialist social and economic system…Socialism had to be praised but not thought about.
    Roy Cordato, August 14, 2017
  • MRI–NC wait times vs Ontario Canada

    I was just scheduled for a non-emergency MRI three days after it was ordered. Checked to see what the story would have been for the same thing if I were living in Ontario where free healthcare is a “right”–38 to 250 days depending on the hospital, with most people…
    Roy Cordato, August 8, 2017
  • When y’all means none of y’all

    My guess is that the irony totally escapes the owners of this establishment.
    Roy Cordato, June 29, 2017
  • Look no further than film incentives, solar subsidies, and the recent vote on craft freedom

    From Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action, 1949, pp. 865-866. (To understand this passage in terms of the Orwellian language that dominates modern politics in North Carolina and elsewhere substitute the word stakeholders for Mises’ use of the phrase “pressure groups.”) The public looks askance upon the lobbyists and blames…
    Roy Cordato, May 19, 2017
  • Trade policy should be about consumers

    This is an open letter from my friend Professor Don Boudreaux at George Mason University to Congressman Sherrod Brown of Ohio, published at Professor Boudreaux’s popular Cafe’ Hayek blog (Emphasis is mine). It makes a very important and usually missed point about trade and trade policy. “Mr.
    Roy Cordato, May 18, 2017