Roy Cordato

Senior Economist and Resident Scholar

Posts by Roy Cordato (page 8)

  • You might be a progressive if…

    …you believe that the science surrounding how additional CO2 in the atmosphere will effect global climate is settled but the science of how to tell the difference between a boy and a girl is not.
    Roy Cordato, May 16, 2016
  • You might be a progressive if…

    …you see nothing ironic about Bernie Sanders telling a group of young people who support him because he is promising them free college, that greed is destroying America.
    Roy Cordato, May 12, 2016
  • You might be a progressive if…

    …given a choice between reducing the incomes of the rich (say top 2% of income earners) by 50 percent or increasing the incomes of the the poor (say the bottom quintile of income earners) by 100%, you, without hesitation, would choose the former.
    Roy Cordato, May 2, 2016
  • You might be a progressive if…

    …you believe that the pediatrician who announces “it’s a boy” to the mom-to-be upon viewing her ultrasound is being presumptuous and transphobic, and that the appropriate reaction would be “biologically it’s a boy but it is too soon to tell what gender the baby will eventually identify with.”…
    Roy Cordato, April 29, 2016
  • It’s not easy being green

    Day in and day out we are told by, well almost everyone, that in order to “be green” we must do what ever we can to reduce our contribution to atmospheric CO2–you know, reduce our carbon foot print. Well now comes a study from the journal Nature Climate Change saying that…
    Roy Cordato, April 29, 2016
  • You might be a progressive if…

    …after watching this video your response is: “I don’t get it, what’s the point?”…
    Roy Cordato, April 19, 2016
  • Climate Hustle to premier on May 2 in Cary

    The iconoclastic new film Climate Hustle will premier in the Raleigh area on May 2, the day it will be released across the country, at The Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 theater in Cary.  …
    Roy Cordato, April 12, 2016
  • Surprise, surprise! Crony capitalists don’t like property rights.

    The news that’s spreading across North Carolina is all about big businesses who are refusing to or threatening to refuse to set up production operations of one form or another in North Carolina. Businesses or industries that are getting the most publicity include Paypal and the film and TV…
    Roy Cordato, April 7, 2016