Roy Cordato

Senior Economist Emeritus

Posts by Roy Cordato (page 9)

  • 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
  • A question I would like to have heard Bret Baier ask Hilary and Bernie (seriously)

    Mrs Clinton–While you and your opponent disagree on certain particulars of how public policies should be implemented, when it comes to basic principles regarding the role of government in areas like health care, higher education, business regulation, wealth distribution and taxation you and your opponent seem to be in almost…
    Roy Cordato, March 8, 2016
  • Early voting gives rise to low information primary voters

    This article in today’s Washington Examiner explains why early voting for primaries may not be such a good idea. As we have seen this year a lot can happen in the couple weeks or even a few days between when one early votes and election day. The person you…
    Roy Cordato, March 8, 2016
  • You might be a progressive if…

    …you believe the right to privacy that the Supreme Court “found” in the 1st, 4th, 5th, 9th, and 14th amendments to the US Constitutions supports a woman’s right to have an abortion but it does not support her right to use a public bathroom free from male intruders.
    Roy Cordato, March 7, 2016