You Decide

Feb 16, 2018

You Decide: Will a Direct Flight to China Boost the State Economy?

With talk of nonstop flights connecting North Carolina and China coming in the future, what impacts could such an arrangement hold for the state?

Feb 2, 2018

You Decide: Will the New Tax Law’s Inflation Measure Cost You?

The new federal income tax law is full of changes, including those to the inflation measure. What do the changes to the inflation measure mean for you?

Jan 19, 2018

You Decide: What’s The Future Of Retail Buying?

As 2018 kicks off, there’s good news and bad news for retail sellers. There’s a real heavyweight championship on the line: traditional retailers in one corner and upstart cyber retailers in the other.

Jan 5, 2018

You Decide: Where’s the Economy Headed in 2018

Economists look at many factors when predicting economic outlook. What do the trends they're looking at leading into 2018 say?

Dec 22, 2017

You Decide: Is North Carolina’s Economic Shift Complete?

North Carolina is very different from the state it was 40 years ago. Especially in the economy and industries, the state has seen a major shift. Is that shift complete?

Dec 8, 2017

You Decide: Can Good Behavior Sometimes Cost You More?

When we change our lifestyle to achieve a common goal most of us wouldn’t expect to pay more, but that's not always the case. What factors go into determining service prices for a business?

Nov 22, 2017

You Decide: Is Another Transportation Transformation Ahead?

Most households still depend on the automobile for transportation. However, transportation experts and futurists think that auto and driving will soon undergo their greatest transformation in a century!

Nov 10, 2017

You Decide: Can Debates Over Tax Changes Be Resolved?

Changes to the tax rates are a loaded topic. Here, economist Dr. Mike Walden helps break down some of debates for how changes could affect the economy.

Oct 27, 2017

You Decide: What Will North Carolina Be Like In 2050?

Dr. Mike Walden gives a preview into his new book, and predicts what the state of North Carolina will be in the year 2050.

Oct 13, 2017

You Decide: Should We Worry About Monopolies?

Monopolies are a constant concern for economists. How have they been dealt with in the past, and what can be done about any looming ones in modern times?