You Decide: What’s Behind the Three Top Economic Issues?
NC State University economist Dr. Mike Walden addresses three prominent issues facing the economy today, and the factors that play into them.
You Decide: How Different Are Local Economies?
A recently released study broke down American cities into categories based around economic output and their potential future. How did they group North Carolina communities?
You Decide: What Can We Do About the National Debt?
The national debt is always a point of discussion in politics. What goes into calculating the debt, and how can it be dealt with?
You Decide: Should We Just Let the Economy Work It Out?
What are the ways a government can legislate and economy, and what could it look like when applied to a certain sector?
You Decide: Recession — Yes or No?
Are there signs pointing towards a future recession for the United States?
You Decide: Which Inflation Matter Should Win?
Inflation has been calculated the same way for a long time, but a new method is ready to be used. How does this new calculation work, and why was it introduced?
You Decide: Is ‘NCFIRST’ Up to the Task?
A new commission has formed to look into the future of transportation, and how the state should build around that envisioned future. NC State University economist Mike Walden is a part of the commission, and shares some of his considerations as the process begins.
You Decide: Has a Key Economic Rule Been Broken?
One of the key rules for economics has been the inverse relationship between the unemployment and inflation rates. With the growth of automation and global trade, has that rule been broken?
You Decide: What’s the Best ‘ISM’ for the Economy?
With various ways of organizing an economy, what are people saying about the different ideas out there?
You Decide: How Does North Carolina Stack Up On Taxes?
Have you ever wondered how North Carolina stacks up against other states on taxes?