Mike Walden

Oct 21, 2022

You Decide: If Inflation Subsides, is Everything OK?

Inflation weighs on everyone's minds right now. What do the recent fluctuations mean for now, and the coming years?

Oct 7, 2022

You Decide: Do We First Need Economic Pain To Have Economic Gain?

Will we have to endure the economic pain of a recession before we receive the economic gain of lower inflation? Economist Mike Walden shares his insight.

Sep 23, 2022

You Decide: Is the Social Safety Net a Spring Board or a Cushion?

There are few public issues that create more debate than the social safety net. What is it and how does it affect North Carolina's economy?

Aug 26, 2022

You Decide: Will We Have the First Full Employment Recession?

Recessions have multiple factors that go into defining them, but what happens when some traditional metrics don't measure up? Economist Mike Walden looks at the current numbers and what they mean for us.

Aug 30, 2021

You Decide: Is Round Two of the COVID Recession on the Way?

Is there worry of a potential second recession coming?

Aug 16, 2021

You Decide: Could the Post-Pandemic Economy Be Better?

What are some areas that could be impacted in the economy by the pandemic stretching into the future?

Mar 26, 2021

You Decide: Are We Looking at a Test of MMT?

Modern monetary theory looks to have a big test ahead of it. What questions is it looking to answer?

Mar 15, 2021

You Decide: Are There Costs to the New COVID Stimulus Bill?

With the passing of the new stimulus bill, what effects could we see unfold in the future?

Mar 1, 2021

You Decide: How Can We Address Climate Change?

Looking at the challenge of climate change, how is the case for addressing it being made in regards to the economy?

Feb 15, 2021

You Decide: How Will A Higher Minimum Wage Affect Workers?

Raising the federal minimum wage could have effects on workers beyond just a larger paycheck.