Nominations sought for 2013 Borlaug Award
Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Norman E. Borlaug Service to Society and Environment Award. Deadline is March 11, and the award will be presented April 16 at the annual Borlaug Lecture.
China now has the second largest economy in the world, second only to ours. What kinds of impact is this having on our economy? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
‘In the Garden’ wins second regional EMMY Award
N.C. State University’s television show, In the Garden with Bryce Lane, won a regional EMMY® Award last weekend in the Instructional/Informational Series category. Bryce Lane, the show’s host and instructor in the Department of Horticultural Science, brings more than 30 years of teaching experience to television.
The payroll tax hike
In recent resolution to the so-called fiscal cliff, income tax rates are rising on a very small percentage of high-income earners. But, as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains, there was another tax increase that will affect many more people.
How much has tuition really increased?
Our country has seen big college tuition increases in recent years. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers whether the numbers we hear quoted tell the whole story.
Using less electricity
Mary Walden says she’s running out of electrical outlets at home. “Between our appliances, TVs, computers, and smartphones, it seems like we don’t have an available plug. And I’m guessing we’re not alone. I imagine our nation’s electricity use must be skyrocketing. Am I correct?” Her husband, N.C. State University economist Mike Walden, responds.
North Carolina job growth
North Carolina added around 60,000 jobs in 2012. Is this a good number, and will it continue into 2013? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
Sources of the debt problem
Recently the national debt as a percentage of annual national income reached 100 percent. It’s the first time since World War II that it has been this high. Why has it increased so much? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
Two CALS faculty involved in award-winning crop protection efforts
Two College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members were involved in award-winning efforts to protect soybean growers from Asian soybean rust, a new disease that threatened the United States soybean crop beginning in 2004.
Taxes and work
In the debate over tax policy, one argument for not increasing tax rates is that such tax hikes will cause people to work and invest less, thereby causing the economy to grow more slowly. Do all economists agree with this perspective? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.