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Jun 7, 2019

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?

May 24, 2019

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.

May 10, 2019

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?

Apr 26, 2019

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?

Apr 12, 2019

You Decide: How Does North Carolina Stack Up On Taxes?

Have you ever wondered how North Carolina stacks up against other states on taxes?

Mar 29, 2019

You Decide: Can Economics Help With Basic Decisions?

What are some ways economics lessons can be applied to your daily life? NC State economist Mike Walden shows ways these can impact your decisions.

Mar 15, 2019

You Decide: Are There Best Ways for Using Debt?

Have questions about the best way to approach debt? NC State University economist Mike Walden provides answers to two questions on debt and how to use it.

Mar 1, 2019

You Decide: Are Professional Sports Players Overpaid?

Every year it seems sports contract sets a new record in amount paid. What justifies these massive salaries, and are there principles behind it that can be applied to other workers?

Feb 15, 2019

You Decide: Can We Fix Social Security?

Questions about whether Social Security will run out of it's surplus in the future have been around for decades. What can be done in the future to prevent that outcome?

Feb 1, 2019

You Decide: Should the Fed Push or Pause?

What are the basics of how the Fed operates, and what are the implications of the actions they take?