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Aug 19, 2019

You Decide: What’s Behind the Three Top Issues?

NC State University economist Dr. mike Walden addresses three prominent issues facing the economy today, and the factors that play into them.

Aug 5, 2019

You Decide: How Different Are Local Economies?

A recently released study broke down American cities into categories based around economic output and their potential future. How did they group North Carolina communities?

Jul 22, 2019

You Decide: What Can We Do About National Debt

The national debt is always a point of discussion in politics. What goes into calculating the debt, and how can it be dealt with?

Jul 9, 2019

You Decide: Should We Just Let the Economy Work It Out?

What are the ways a government can legislate and economy, and what could it look like when applied to a certain sector?

Jun 26, 2019

You Decide: Recession – Yes or No?

Are there signs pointing towards a future recession for the United States?

Jun 11, 2019

You Decide: Which Inflation Matter Should Win?

Inflation has been calculated the same way for a long time, but a new method is ready to be used. How does this new calculation work, and why was it introduced?

May 28, 2019

You Decide: Is ‘NCFIRST’ Up to the Task?

A new commission has formed to look into the future of transportation, and how the state should build around that envisioned future. NC State University economist Mike Walden is a part of the commission, and shares some of his considerations as the process begins.

May 14, 2019

You Decide: Has a Key Economic Rule Been Broken?

One of the key rules for economics has been the inverse relationship between the unemployment and inflation rates. With the growth of automation and global trade, has that rule been broken?

Apr 29, 2019

You Decide: What’s the Best ‘ISM’ for the Economy?

With various ways of organizing the economy, what are people saying about the different ideas out there?

Apr 16, 2019

You Decide: How Does North Carolina Stack Up On Taxes?

Have you every wondered how North Carolina compares to other states on taxes?