YOU DECIDE: How should the government help people?
Alternative philosophical approaches are at the center of the debate over how to deal with the national debt. Mike Walden discusses two approaches.
Back to pre-boom
As the economy slowly improves. economists and others are interested in how fast many economic measures return to pre-recessionary level. One economic statistic has now returned to its pre-recessionary level -- and then some. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.
Innovative civics program earns state award
A North Carolina 4-H program in Cabarrus County was one of nine programs recently honored by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. Earlier, the Cabarrus 4-H Citizenship Focus program earned 4-H agent Heather Jones the N.C. Center for Voter Education’s Outstanding Citizen Award for 2011.
Chandler Walker: Biomedical researcher in the making
One of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' top students, Chandler Walker, says N.C. State University has taught her how to be a scientist and put her on the path toward a biomedical research career.
Did we really pay down on debt?
Government statistics show household debt fell by over $600 billion since the start of the recession. But how much of this was involuntary debt reduction due to foreclosures and bankruptcies? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
Gould, Atchley to receive 2010-2011 Holladay Medal
Given in recognition of an outstanding career at N.C. State University, the Holladay Medal is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by the trustees and the university.
Suffering with gas prices
There are some things most of us have to buy, and there are others we can take or leave. I would think gas fits into the first category. What does this mean in terms of which households suffer the most when gas prices rise?
Hemlines and the economy
There is an old adage that says there is a relationship between women’s fashion and the economy. Hemlines rise when the economy improves and they fall when the economy sinks. Host Mary Walden asks her husband, N.C. State University economist Mike Walden, three questions: Why would this occur? Is it true? And can she get some new clothes out of this?
Military youth participate in Wolfpack baseball game
As N.C. State University’s baseball team took to the field against Wake Forest on Sunday, April 3, military youth and their families representing all branches of North Carolina’s military were on hand to participate in the second annual Military Appreciation Day Baseball Game.
Using tax reductions
Often during recessions, the government will cut taxes in hopes households will spend funds and revive the economy. But does this happen? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden weighs in with what research shows.