Tag Archives: SCOB

Anti-vaccination attitudes reflect decline in trust of government

April 19, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

Vaccines, Reason, and Freedom

The current measles outbreak has brought new criticism of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children over vaccine safety concerns. Measles was declared to be eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, and yet this year 550 cases have occurred through the second week of April. Anti-vaccination attitudes, I think, reflect a…

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‘329’ offers expanded clothing for students

October 15, 2018
By Clif Lusk

Troy University students have access to a wider array of low-cost, gently worn professional clothing thanks to “329.”

The Career Services office, which opened a “Clothes Closet” in March, was able to expand its offerings and space, thanks to a partnership with the Sorrell College of Business.

“Dean Edwards was able to make Bibb…

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Is Facebook Really Like Ma Bell?

October 4, 2018
By Daniel Sutter

Some commentators and politicians have proposed regulating Facebook, Twitter, and Google as public utilities.  To make sense of this proposal, let’s consider the economic role of public utilities.

Today’s social media giants might meet the popular definition of monopoly, namely having a very large market share. Economists, however, use a much stricter definition, and public utility…

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