• John Locke Update

    When Trade Is Free, There Are Only Surpluses

    posted January 31, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    One of the great myths bought into by much of the general public, politicians, and media pundits is that trade deficits are bad for the economy. The idea dates back…
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    Repeal Obamacare Light: NC Should Abandon Insurance Mandates

    posted January 25, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    It is now widely recognized that Obamacare’s insurance mandates are one of the many parts of that legislation contributing to the increasing costs of health insurance. These mandates abandon the…
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    NC Shows Dramatic Improvement in Tax Rankings

    posted January 19, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    After years of being ranked in the bottom half of states in key tax policy indexes published by the Tax Foundation, North Carolina has skyrocketed to among the best states…
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    Flag Burning: A Matter of Property Rights

    posted December 1, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    To agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial. It is the institution of private property that protects and implements the…
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    Trump vs. Hillary: A Race To The Keynesian Bottom

    posted August 4, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    John Maynard Keynes was the most influential economist of the 20th Century. His view, and the view of his followers, i.e., Keynesians — that recessions could be overcome and economies…
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    Fracking Ban As Corporate Welfare

    posted July 27, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    I was driving through rural North Carolina last week on my way to the beach when I spotted a car ahead of me that was displaying two bumper stickers. One…
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    Minimum Wage And The Right To Work

    posted July 11, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Do you believe that a minority teenager, maybe a high school drop out, with very few job skills, has a right to work? Or do you believe that being low…

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