Perspectives

Inside Dothan’s Sorrell College of Business internship program

October 5, 2018
By Sorrell College of Business

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

It Came from the Archives: The Alabama Bicentennial and You

September 21, 2018
By Dr. Marty Olliff

Alabama will celebrate the bicentennial of its admission to the Union on Dec. 14, 2019. Such anniversary celebrations often lead to an uptick in interest in history.

This happened at the national level in 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, with many states funding historians to travel to colonial archives to copy…

Read More