Roy Cordato

Senior Economist and Resident Scholar

Posts by Roy Cordato (page 8)

  • 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
  • Sanders and the left despise big money in politics–NOT!!

    Paul Jacob has a great little article this week examining Bernie Sanders’ real views on money in politics. Jacobs notes that Sanders is quick to call out big donors, particularly on the libertarian right, with lines like, “millions of people [are saying] ‘enough is enough — Koch brothers and millionaires…
    Roy Cordato, March 14, 2016
  • Will the bond require a tax hike? No, but…

    In yesterday’s Wilmington Star, state budget director Andrew Heath explains why the $2 billion Connect NC bond, which is on the ballot next Tuesday, will not require a tax increase to be paid for. The question that he essentially poses is this; assuming we are going to make the…
    Roy Cordato, March 10, 2016
  • Good news for the future of free trade–Trump benefits from it

    Today’s Washington Examiner features an article that calls out Donald Trump on the issue of “outsourcing.” As it turns out many of the Donald’s brand name products are manufactured in Europe, China, and Central and South America. The Examiner reports that “Everything from slippers and men’s shirts to ballpoint…
    Roy Cordato, March 9, 2016