Tag Archives: SCOB

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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Endowment shows commitment to School of Accountancy and students

October 3, 2018
By Clif Lusk

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

September 19, 2018
By Daniel Sutter

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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