Roy Cordato

Senior Economist and Resident Scholar

Posts by Roy Cordato (page 6)

  • 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
  • You might be a progressive if…

    …you believe that an athlete who takes a knee before a sporting event to say a prayer is a Bible thumping yahoo, but if the same athlete happens to assumes the same posture during the National Anthem he is a person of conscience exercising his First Amendment rights.
    Roy Cordato, September 13, 2016
  • You might be a progressive if…

    …you belong to a movement that celebrated Benito Mussolini in the 1920s, Joseph Stalin in the 1930s and 40s (FDR called him Uncle Joe), Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in the 1950s, 60s, 70s… and Hugo Chavez in the 2000s, but are appalled that Donald Trump refers to Vladimir Putin…
    Roy Cordato, September 12, 2016
  • Antartica ice coverage greater than thought

    From Antartica is one of the most ice-covered locations in the world, but it is also one of the world’s largest land masses. Previous estimates by researchers placed the level of uncovered land in Antartica at about 1%. However, a new survey in part by…
    Roy Cordato, August 15, 2016
  • You might be a progressive if…

    …you believe that the same government that can’t keep heroin out of the hands of inmates locked up in maximum security prisons will be able to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists by denying the right to purchase them to people on no fly lists.
    Roy Cordato, July 13, 2016
  • Why pro-Brexit voters voted the way it did–according to the media elite

    There have been a lot of explanations of why those who voted for Brexit voted the way they did, none of them are very flattering. But they all tend to fall under one or more of three categories: xenophobia or racism related to a distrust and fear of immigrants, ignorance…
    Roy Cordato, June 27, 2016