Roy Cordato

Senior Economist Emeritus

Posts by Roy Cordato (page 6)

  • Flag Burning: A Matter of Property Rights

      To agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial. It is the institution of private property that protects and implements the right to disagree.—Ayn Rand, “What is Capitalism?” Earlier this week President-elect Trump renewed what most had thought was a…
    Roy Cordato, November 30, 2016
  • An open ended question to my fellow libertarians?

    For decades libertarians have broken questions of public policy into three broad categories–issues of war and peace, i.e. foreign policy; social issues, i.e. gay rights, drug legalization, etc. and economic issues. Everyone from the Cato Institute to the Libertarian Party have at one time or another described libertarians as being…
    Roy Cordato, November 24, 2016
  • Amid hyperbolic allusions to a coming fascism in America here are six possible advances in liberty that could come from a Trump presidency

    1. The elimination of the individual and employer mandates to purchase health insurance. 2. The repeal of Obamacare’s HHS Mandate which robs individuals and businesses of their religious liberties and all people of their right to freely negotiate the terms of their labor and insurance contracts.. 3. Elimination of Clean…
    Roy Cordato, November 10, 2016
  • When is schoolyard bullying ok?

    According to this PSA, when the parents of the kid being bullied didn’t vote.
    Roy Cordato, October 25, 2016
  • Does North Carolina have a sales tax or a cascade tax

    North Carolina has a sales tax, right? A sales tax is supposed to tax the final sale of goods and services and only the final sales. But the fact is that our sales tax applies not only to final sales but also to business to business sales–that is to sales…
    Roy Cordato, October 20, 2016
  • On Trump not paying taxes

    The policy question is, when it comes to the tax code should business losses be allowed to be carried forward as deductions in future years? The answer is yes, and I know of no candidate who is proposing to change that, which is a good thing.
    Roy Cordato, October 3, 2016
  • An observation on Gary Johnson, his support among Democrats, and libertarians

    OK, so everyone seems to agree that Gary Johnson is drawing more votes  from Hillary than from Trump. That is, except for the fact that the Democratic party candidate is Clinton, who they don’t like for personal rather than ideological reasons, they would be voting Democrat. In other words they’d…
    Roy Cordato, September 16, 2016
  • Question for progressives

    Should the words “trigger warning” be prefaced by a trigger warning for those people who might be disturbed by anything that could possibly bring to mind guns or gun violence?…
    Roy Cordato, September 13, 2016