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Former Intel Vice President Michael Maibach visits the Sorrell College of Business

Former Intel Vice President Michael Maibach presented
 

Michael Maibach visited the Sorrell College of Business on January 24 to deliver a lecture titled “Confessions of a Corporate Lobbyist.” The lecture was sponsored by the Manuel H. Johnson for Political Economy.

Maibach, currently a Distinguished Fellow at Save Our States, enjoyed a long career as a corporate executive. He was President of the…

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Johnson Center conference examines reopening the economy after COVID

The Manuel Johnson Center for Political Economy hosted a conference in Birmingham recently that drew experts from around the country. (TROY photo)
 

The Sorrell College of Business’ Manley Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University hosted “Reopening the Economy in the Age of COVID” in Birmingham Feb. 25.

“The coronavirus pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to businesses not just in Alabama and the Southeast, but across the world.  Business leaders have struggled to protect the health and…

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Robocalls make cell users fear answering the phone

A cell phone tower relays unwanted

A cell phone tower relays unwanted "robocalls" on a daily basis. (photo/Wikimedia Commons)

AMillions of Americans fear answering their phone due to a plague of billions of robocalls. These calls have made a mockery of the national Do Not Call Registry and touch on several public policy questions.

We had seemingly ended the problem of unwanted telemarketing calls. Congress authorized the Do Not Call Registry in 2003 after…

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Politics and the Economics of the Carbon Tax

 Economists should not let the allure of an optimal tax create an impression that carbon taxation will benefit the economy. (photo/Dori)

Economists should not let the allure of an optimal tax create an impression that carbon taxation will benefit the economy. (photo/Dori)

A carbon tax involves some good economics and is probably the best way to address global warming. And yet I think that adopting the tax represents bad policy. My reservations involve the politics of policy implementation as examined by Nobel prize-winning economist James Buchanan.

Before getting to my concerns, let’s consider two other arguments against…

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