Roy Cordato

Senior Economist and Resident Scholar

Posts by Roy Cordato (page 4)

  • 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
  • Norman B. Ture’–A true understanding of supply side economics

    As the late Dr. Norman Ture’, one of the founding fathers of modern supply side economics explains, what most people, even many economists, don’t understand is that supply side economics is a methodological approach to answering certain kinds of questions in economics. These are primarily questions related to the…
    Roy Cordato, May 16, 2017
  • A (very) brief comment on the US House Tax Plan

    In general the House tax plan is consistent with sound economic reasoning on tax policy—flattening and lowering personal rates and eliminating the AMT are important and long overdue. The 50% exclusion on investment income—capital gains, interest, and dividends—will help to ameliorate, although not eliminate, the income tax’s bias…
    Roy Cordato, March 1, 2017
  • NC goes from 31 to 14 in small business index

    The latest Small Business Policy Index published by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council has ranked North Carolina as 14th best in the nation for having a conducive policy environment for small business and for “entrepreneurial friendliness.” The index is based heavily on personal and business taxes. The…
    Roy Cordato, February 16, 2017