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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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Economics and Aaron Rodgers’ New Contract

September 11, 2018
By Daniel Sutter

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

September 5, 2018
By Daniel Sutter

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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