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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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Sutter named director of Johnson Center

Dr. Dan Sutter will lead the Sorrell College of Business Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy.

Dr. Dan Sutter will lead the Sorrell College of Business Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy.

Dr. Dan Sutter has been appointed director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University. He has served in an interim basis for the past year.

“Dr. Sutter has played a pivotal role in teaching and research since the Johnson Center’s founding and will provide leadership that will set the stage…

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