Roy Cordato is Vice President for Research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation. From 1993-2000 he served as the Lundy Professor of Business Philosophy at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. From 1987-1993 he was Senior Economist at the Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation (IRET) in Washington, DC. He has served as full time economics faculty at the University of Hartford and at Auburn University and as adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University. His publications include a 1992 book, Welfare Economics and Externalities in an Open Ended Universe (Kluwer Academic Publishers republished in 2007 by the Ludwig von Mises Institute). His articles have appeared in a number of economics journals and law reviews in addition to The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily, The Journal of Commerce, The Congressional Record, The Orange County Register, The Freeman, Human Events, National Review Online, The Washington Examiner, Tax Notes and many other newspapers and magazines. In 2000 he received the Freedoms Foundation's Leavey Award in Free Enterprise Education. He is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and former executive board member of The Association of Private Enterprise Education. Cordato holds an M.A. in urban and regional economics from the University of Hartford and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He also holds a Bachelors of Music Education from the Hartt School of Music.
(4.03.13) Obamanomics on Steroids: Renewable Energy and Job Creation
Those pushing renewable energy subsidies in North Carolina are using the same faulty logic that propped up the president's failed stimulus plan.
(3.12.13) Of Pyramids And Renewable Energy
The same flawed thinking that drove the president's stimulus plan inspires a new report from a North Carolina sustainable energy group.
(1.22.13) The Global Warming News You Havenít Read
Youíve likely heard that 2012 was the warmest year on record for the United States. If thatís all youíve heard recently, youíve missed the real news.
(12.13.12) Rethinking A Misguided Mandate
North Carolina and its citizens reap no benefits from a costly scheme to prop up inefficient forms of renewable energy.
(8.23.12) Entrepreneurship and Risk Taking: Key Ingredients Obama Missed
The presidentís class-based framework of economic analysis is wrong.
(7.26.12) More Information Needed to Back or Crack Clean Smokestacks Claims
Officials have not put forward evidence confirming whether state regulations have made a difference in N.C. mercury emissions.
(7.05.12) Austerity vs. Growth: A False Dichotomy
Government spending does not stimulate; it depresses. Government austerity and private-sector prosperity are complements, not substitutes.
(6.22.12) The False Dichotomy Between Austerity and Growth
Those who believe government spending cuts will lead to an economic slowdown do not understand basic economic principles.
(2.24.12) Beware of Reporting on Climate Data
The shift away from reporting temperature trends over time is part of a conscious effort to downplay evidence that counters alarmist arguments.
(9.22.11) The Hollow Halo of Sustainability
The notion of sustainability is great for ideological banner waving but meaningless as a guide to enhance human welfare.