Economic Perspective: Paying Down Credit Card Debt
Ever wonder if there’s an optimal way to pay down your credit card debt? NC State University economist Mike Walden talks discusses ways to maximize your money while paying down debt.
You Decide: Can We Reduce Invisible Unemployment?
While the unemployment rate has been falling, can the same be said for those who have stopped actively looking for work? Can communities reduce this number of invisible unemployment?
Economic Perspective: Do Food Deserts Cause Nutritional Problems?
Is access the only factor when it comes to improving nutrition for communities? Or are there other factors to consider? NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses a recent study’s findings.
Economic Perspective: What Happens to Displaced Factory Workers?
Many experts think automation and technology will increasingly replace people on the factory floor, but what happens to the worker who’s been replaced? NC State University Economist Mike Walden shows what the numbers say.
You Decide: How Can Affordable Housing Be Increased?
As growth in big cities has outpaced growth elsewhere, the price of shelter increased. Lower income households can either live in smaller and crowded housing closer to their jobs in the city, or live farther away where prices are lower but commutes are longer. How can housing be affordable for more people?
You Decide: Will a Direct Flight to China Boost the State Economy?
With talk of nonstop flights connecting North Carolina and China coming in the future, what impacts could such an arrangement hold for the state?
Economic Perspective: Why the Fed Wants Inflation?
For many years the Federal Reserve has worried the inflation rate has been too low. Why would they want prices to rise faster?
You Decide: Will the National Debt Sink Us?
There are many questions when it comes to the national debt. NC State economist Dr. Mike Walden addresses some of the questions he hears the most.
Economic Perspective: Improving the Economy for Struggling Workers
The job market is improving, but not everyone is seeing their lives improve. What steps can be taken to expand prosperity?
You Decide: Will the New Tax Law’s Inflation Measure Cost You?
The new federal income tax law is full of changes, including those to the inflation measure. What do the changes to the inflation measure mean for you?