Archives: Dr. Roy Cordato

  • Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act fails to account for capitalism

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 799: A leading Democratic U.S. senator is promoting legislation dubbed the Accountable Capitalism Act. Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation senior economist, highlights flaws in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal. Cordato explains that capitalism already holds businesses accountable without government intrusion.

  • Carolina Journal Radio No. 799: Unaffiliated voters offer clues about 2018 election contests

    Political prognosticators often look at independent, unaffiliated voters for clues about the likely outcomes of upcoming elections. The Civitas Institute recently polled unaffiliated N.C. voters. Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, analyzes the poll’s findings. He discusses how the numbers could affect key elections and the fate of proposed constitutional amendments.

  • Trade is always and everywhere reciprocal

    There is a puzzling expression regularly being used by members of the Trump administration that, they argue, describes a major goal of their protectionist trade policies: “reciprocal trade.” The expression is troubling because, as an economist, I understand that all trade, by definition, is reciprocal. It is best to think of…

  • Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez fall short of ‘socialist’ label

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 795: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez describe themselves as socialists. But neither one fits the classic definition of “socialist.” Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation senior economist, distinguishes the two politicians from traditional socialists and explains why their…

  • Carolina Journal Radio No. 795: Popular ‘socialists’ don’t fit the word’s definition

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez describe themselves as socialists. But neither one fits the classic definition of “socialist.” Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation senior economist, distinguishes the two politicians from traditional socialists and explains why their policy goals would not lead to institutionalized socialism.

  • JLF’s Roy Cordato believes Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez are not socialists

    Dr. Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation senior economist, explains why he believes Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are not socialists. Cordato offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio.

  • Does government spending expand the economy?

    Every first-semester student in macroeconomics learns a simple question. It’s the equation for measuring gross domestic product, or GDP, which is used to measure the size of state and national economies. Growth in GDP is used to demonstrate how well the economy is performing during a particular time period, usually for a…