Tag Archives: Johnson Center for Political Economy

U.S. could be headed toward financial ruin

December 13, 2018
By Daniel Sutter

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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Giving creates opportunities for students at TROY’s Johnson Center

November 2, 2018
By Matt Clower

The students come from all walks of life and all around the world, but all have one thing in common—they all say financial support from Troy University’s Johnson Center for Political Economy changed their lives.

Donor support provides not only scholarships, but also defers the costs of travel to conferences, creating life-changing learning opportunities for…

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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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