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Mike Walden

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Aug 25, 2023

You Decide: Is There a Winner in the Debate Over Taxes?

Economist Mike Walden shares why there are disagreements about taxes, including conversations related to fairness, income distribution and economic growth. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Aug 11, 2023

You Decide: Is It a Bird, a Plane or the Crazy Economy?

Economist Mike Walden shares ideas about where the economy is headed and explains popular terms you may be hearing. 

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Jul 28, 2023

You Decide: What’s Wrong With Worker Productivity?

Job productivity has declined over the last two years. Economist Mike Walden shares some potential causes, including loss of education, stress and remote work. 

Economist Mike Walden

Jul 14, 2023

You Decide: What’s the Real Poverty Rate?

Economist Mike Walden shares why calculating poverty rate is difficult, and if there has been any progress in reducing the poverty rate. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Jun 30, 2023

You Decide: Are There Easy Answers to Hard Questions?

Mike Walden shares the answers to economic questions on topics from Social Security to the national debt. 

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Jun 16, 2023

You Decide: Where is the Economy Today?

Economist Mike Walden shares why worries of a recession are declining. 

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Jun 7, 2023

Triple Digits: North Carolina Agricultural Impact Tops $100 Billion

North Carolina agriculture rebounds from pandemic challenges and sets a new record for economic impact. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Jun 2, 2023

You Decide: What Determines the Dollar’s Worth?

Economist Mike Walden shares how the U.S. dollar’s value is related to inflation and monetary policies, both domestically and internationally. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

May 19, 2023

You Decide: Is the Economy Good, Bad or Uncertain?

Economist Mike Walden shares the good, bad and uncertain parts of the current economy. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

May 5, 2023

You Decide: Will WFH and AI Help or Harm Us?

Economist Mike Walden explores the impacts of remote work and artificial intelligence on the labor market.