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dsutter, Author at The Troy Messenger

I am the Charles G. Koch Professor of Economics with the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University.

Daniel Sutter

This is a critical election for Americans

Americans face a crucial choice during and after this November’s presidential election.  Perhaps more significant than the contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is ... Read more

by Dan Sutter, Friday, October 23, 2020 10:58 pm

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Pandemic vs. lockdown: Which is worse?

COVID-19 has killed over 200,000 Americans while policies to stem the virus’ spread have caused enormous economic and societal harm. Read more

by Dan Sutter, Friday, October 9, 2020 5:28 pm

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Socialism and economic education

Opinion polls consistently find that young Americans view socialism favorably.  For example, in a recent Gallup poll, 49 percent of millennials and Gen Z’ers held ... Read more

by Dan Sutter, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:43 pm

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On cheating, trust and prosperity

The Houston Astros played at the Los Angeles Dodgers last weekend for the first time since revelation of Houston’s sign-stealing during their 2017 championship season. Read more

by Dan Sutter, Friday, September 18, 2020 4:46 pm

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Understand the source of our prosperity

Our world is more prosperous than ever, or at least was before the economic disruption from COVID-19.  The ongoing search for a vaccine or cure ... Read more

by Dan Sutter, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:42 pm

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Should we really trust the experts?

Experts in public health and epidemiology have driven policy making during the COVID-19 pandemic.  How much should we trust experts?  Critics dismiss Republicans who voice ... Read more

by Dan Sutter, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:37 pm

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Rethinking how we deliver medical care

Governor Ivey imposed a statewide mask mandate last week as Alabama’s intensive care units (ICUs) approached capacity.  Read more

by Dan Sutter, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:12 pm

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Will these things ever change?

The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin ignited nationwide protests. Read more

by Dan Sutter, Friday, June 5, 2020 8:22 pm

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Did the lockdown save lives?

In March, states undertook dramatic and unprecedented measures to stem the spread of the SARS2-COV virus.  And yet COVID-19 has claimed 100,000 lives in the ... Read more

by Dan Sutter, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:34 pm

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What will be the future of higher ed?

COVID-19 has disrupted almost all aspects of life, including higher education.  Colleges moved classes online during the spring semester and some observers believe that this ... Read more

by Dan Sutter, Friday, May 22, 2020 7:15 pm

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