U.S. could be headed toward financial ruin

The National Debt Clock in New York City gives a glimpse of each American family's share of the debt. (Wikimedia Commons)

The National Debt Clock in New York City gives a glimpse of each American family's share of the debt. (Wikimedia Commons)

Is the Federal government spending us into financial ruin? The current numbers and budget projections suggest so. Yet I think that the scary numbers reflect an unresolved conflict over the role of government more than a threat of bankruptcy.

The national debt of the United States, the accumulated borrowing since the Republic’s founding, stands at…

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Sorrell College achieves AACSB accreditation

Troy University officials formally announce AACSB International accreditation for the Sorrell College of Business.

Troy University officials formally announce AACSB International accreditation for the Sorrell College of Business.

Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business has been accredited by the world’s leading institution for business schools.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, founded in 1916 and the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, is the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide.

“Achieving AACSB accreditation is the strongest…

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Inside Dothan’s Sorrell College of Business internship program

Dr. Skip Ames and Dr. Lane Boyte-Eckis describe the effects of the internship program in Dothan.

Dr. Skip Ames and Dr. Lane Boyte-Eckis describe the effects of the internship program in Dothan.

This piece was written by Dr. Skip Ames and Dr. Lane Boyte-Eckis.

One of the strong values of Troy University is that it is a community of caring educators and staff. On this foundation, the Sorrell College of Business prides itself on producing graduates who are Globally-Aware, Engaged with the business community, Ethical decision makers,…

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Is Facebook Really Like Ma Bell?

Social media giants may meet the popular definition of 'monopoly.' (photo/Wikimedia Commons)

Social media giants may meet the popular definition of 'monopoly.' (photo/Wikimedia Commons)

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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