Tag Archives: Johnson Center for Political Economy

Alabama’s new gas tax raises interesting economic, political considerations

March 14, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

Taxes, Roads, and Limited Government

The Alabama legislature kicked off its new term with a special session to increase the gas tax, a result which seemed foreordained.  Nonetheless, the gas tax raises interesting economic and political considerations.

Our gas tax is currently just under 21 cents a gallon, which ranks 41stnationally according to the Tax…

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Christianity and economics is focus of BB&T Economic Freedom lecture

March 14, 2019
By Clif Lusk

A college professor will explore economics and Christianity in the 2019 BB&T Economic Freedom Lecture at Troy University on Monday, March 25.

Hosted by the Johnson Center for Political Economy and the Sorrell College of Business, Dr. Shawn Ritenour, an author and professor of economics at Pennsylvania’s Grove City College, will present the talk at…

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Mitigation costs are a matter of personal value

February 14, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

Last October, Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida panhandle with 155 mile per hour (mph) winds. Mexico Beach was largely destroyed, except for one exceptional, and now much reported on, house called the Sand Palace. Does it offer a guide for building for the future?

Strengthening buildings to reduce damage from natural disasters is called mitigation,…

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