You Decide

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?

Jan 18, 2019

You Decide: How Can We Address Our Transportation Issues?

What are the challenges our transportation system faces, and how can we address them in the future?

Jan 4, 2019

You Decide: Can Opportunity Zones Boost Local Economies?

Opportunity zones are used as incentives to encourage investments, but there are questions about how effective the method is. NC State economist Mike Walden breaks down some of the outcomes.

Dec 21, 2018

You Decide: Will the Economy Retreat in 2019?

With 2019 fast approaching, what does NC State economist Mike Walden think the future holds for the country?

Dec 7, 2018

You Decide: What Can the NFL Teach Us About Business?

The NFL has grown in almost 100 years to perhaps the most successful professional sports franchise. Through their years, are there lessons for other businesses?

Nov 20, 2018

You Decide: Are Our Taxes Fair and Our Spending Effective?

With two new studies out about taxes and tax spending across the nation, Mike Walden breaks down where North Carolina falls among the rest.

Nov 9, 2018

You Decide: Can Small Towns Make a Comeback?

North Carolina used to be a state of small towns, but the state has shifted over the years to larger metro areas. NC State Extension's Mike Walden asks: Are small towns poised for a comeback?

Oct 26, 2018

You Decide: How Will the “New NAFTA” Impact North Carolina?

As the dust settles from the new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada Mike Walden analyzes the potential impacts North Carolina businesses.

Oct 12, 2018

You Decide: Why Do We Take Risks?

Every day we take risks as we go about our lives. How does the tradeoff of risk and reward work in the economy and how do we manage those risks?