Economic Perspective

Apr 12, 2018

Economic Perspective: Are We A Throw-Away Society?

Neighborhoods put their waste on the curb every week for pick-up, but it's always controversial where that waste is supposed to go. What are people saying about how to manage the amount of waste produced?

Apr 4, 2018

Economic Perspective: Paying Down Credit Card Debt

Ever wonder if there's an optimal way to pay down your credit card debt? NC State University economist Mike Walden talks discusses ways to maximize your money while paying down debt.

Mar 28, 2018

Economic Perspective: Do Food Deserts Cause Nutritional Problems?

Is access the only factor when it comes to improving nutrition for communities? Or are there other factors to consider? NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses a recent study's findings.

Mar 19, 2018

Economic Perspective: What Happens to Displaced Factory Workers?

Many experts think automation and technology will increasingly replace people on the factory floor, but what happens to the worker who's been replaced? NC State University Economist Mike Walden shows what the numbers say.

Mar 6, 2018

Economic Perspective: Costs of Filing Taxes

Tax time is right around the corner. Ever wonder how much money and time spent in the filing process across the country?

Feb 14, 2018

Economic Perspective: Why the Fed Wants Inflation

For many years the Federal Reserve has worried the inflation rate has been too low. Why would they want prices to rise faster?

Feb 7, 2018

Economic Perspective: Improving the Economy for Struggling Workers

The job market is improving, but not everyone is seeing their lives improve. What steps can be taken to expand prosperity?

Jan 24, 2018

Economic Perspective: Do Movers Still Like North Carolina?

Movers have flocked to North Carolina in recent decades. Are the trends that led them here continuing?

Jan 9, 2018

Economic Perspective: Automating Restaurants

Automation continues to alter the way businesses operate. As automation becomes more prevalent, how could it continue to change the restaurant industry?

Jan 3, 2018

Economic Perspective: Important News for the State Economy

Recently, there have been several announcements of new businesses and jobs coming to North Carolina. What’s behind this good news?