You Decide: What Makes North Carolina Popular?
North Carolina continues to attract growth-minded businesses and out-of-state families looking for a good place to work and live.
You Decide: Is the Labor Market Returning to Normal?
While the pandemic upended the labor market, long-term trends are also at work in our ever-changing economy.
You Decide: How Worrisome is the National Debt?
With national debt in the headlines again, NC State economist Mike Walden explains how the federal government borrows money and what can be done about the debt.
You Decide: Has There Been Some Good News on Income Inequality?
One of the most significant economic issues of our time has been widening income inequality. The COVID-19 pandemic and demographics have caused income inequality to narrow nationally, but what about North Carolina?
You Decide: How Can We Fix the Labor Market?
Economist Mike Walden shares the issues in today’s labor market and his outlook on the future of how we learn and work.
You Decide: Can Economics Help You Survive 2023?
2023 will be a challenging year for the economy. Learn about some economist-approved financial strategies to use when confronted with fast-rising prices and reductions in income.
You Decide: Will 2023 Be Naughty or Nice?
As 2022 ends and 2023 begins, we face two economic challenges: inflation and recession. Will inflation return to normal in 2023, and will it take a recession to do so?
You Decide: Is Economics About More Than Inflation and Jobs?
The economics world is vast, yet a few topics tend to dominate the discussion. What are some other key aspects of economics, and how do they affect you in everyday life?
You Decide: Where Can We Cut Back?
When money is tight, people look for areas to cut back on their expenses to help stretch their dollars. What are some tactics and principles consumers should consider when looking at their finances?
You Decide: Is Manufacturing Making a Comeback?
North Carolina used to host a booming manufacturing economy that waned with the growth of international trade. Are there signs of the tides shifting again?