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Endowment shows commitment to School of Accountancy and students

Brothers Stephen and Thomas Bedsole have created scholarships within the School of Accountancy to aid student success.

Brothers Stephen and Thomas Bedsole have created scholarships within the School of Accountancy to aid student success.

A pair of brothers has established an endowment in Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business.

Thomas (’81) and Stephen (’83) Bedsole have created the Bedsole Endowed School of Accountancy Fund to support activities that advance the School of Accountancy.

“Stephen and Thomas, and their CPA firms, are long supporters of our accounting program and our…

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Sports betting may not be ‘best bet’ in Alabama

The U.S. Supreme Court has set the stage for states to legalize sports betting. (unsplash.com/Sandro Schuh)

The U.S. Supreme Court has set the stage for states to legalize sports betting. (unsplash.com/Sandro Schuh)

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last May that states could legalize sports betting.  New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia and Mississippi have joined Nevada in offering legal sports betting, and about twenty other states have taken steps toward legalization.  Should Alabama join this crowd?

The size of the sports betting market is one argument in the…

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Economics and Aaron Rodgers’ New Contract

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become the highest paid player in the NFL. (Green Bay Packers photo/Corey Wilson)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become the highest paid player in the NFL. (Green Bay Packers photo/Corey Wilson)

The Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers just signed a contract extension making him the NFL’s highest paid player.  Can economics make sense of athletes’ enormous salaries? And are such salaries justified?

Top athletes now make eight figure salaries; Mr. Rodgers’ four-year contract extension will pay at least $134 million, including $67 million before the end of…

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New challenges for old rules

Airbnb rentals are creating challenges for existing local regulations. By Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia

Airbnb rentals are creating challenges for existing local regulations. By Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia

Like many cities, Troy is trying to figure out how Airbnb rentals fit into the existing legal and regulatory environment.  Technology offers new ways to organize our economy to improve our lives. Hopefully our laws and regulations will accommodate such new ventures.

Airbnb is an online home sharing platform launched in 2008.  People can rent out…

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