Economic Perspective

Jan 14, 2019

Economic Perspective: The Divergence of Economic Growth

In the 21st century, big cities are getting bigger, and small towns are shrinking. Does this trend span nationwide, and are there small towns breaking the trend?

Jan 7, 2019

Economic Perspective: The Future of Social Security

Many retirees rely on Social Security for at least a portion of their income. What does the future look like for the Social Security program?

Jan 3, 2019

Economic Perspective: Is Hemp the Next Big Crop?

Currently, hemp is being grown in controlled pilot cases and some universities. What can the future look like for this crop if it becomes more prevalent?

Dec 17, 2018

Economic Perspective: Is the Global Economy Slowing?

In a global economy, one country's struggles can have far reaching impacts. What's been going on in the global economy recently?

Dec 12, 2018

Economic Perspective: Measuring the New Economy

How has technology changed the market since 2008? NC State University economist Mike Walden breaks down the numbers from the last decade.

Dec 3, 2018

Economic Perspective: Retiring Early

Ever wonder what it would to retire by age 50? Mike Walden breaks down what you'd need to hit that goal.

Nov 28, 2018

Are Starter Homes a Thing of the Past?

Historically, there was a path in home buying that began with the starter home, but are young people still following that path?

Nov 21, 2018

Economic Perspective: Underemployed College Grads

Most students attend college to land jobs that require degrees, but what percentage of their first jobs require a degree? Mike Walden looks at a study that sheds some light on the question.

Nov 14, 2018

Economic Perspective: Perspectives on the Gig Economy

Technology helped usher in the new gig economy, but how much does that account for in the actual job market and how what are the pros and cons it?

Nov 5, 2018

Economic Perspective: Florence’s Impact On Jobs

The areas impacted from Hurricane Florence are still recovering from the storm. How has the storm changed employment, and what does it implicate for the future in the area?