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Aug 17, 2016

Economic Perspective: Is Retirement New?

What caused the modern idea of retirement to come about? NC State University economist Mike Walden has a few thoughts on the matter. 

Economist Mike Walden

Aug 16, 2016

Economic Perspective: What’s the High Tech Sector?

Have you ever wondered what makes up the defined high tech sector? NC State University economist Mike Walden helps lay out some parameters. 

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

Aug 15, 2016

Economic Perspective: Skipping the Starter Home

The starter home purchase used to be a landmark event in a young couple's life. So why are modern couples bypassing this step? NC State University economist Mike Walden posits a few ideas on the topic. 

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

Aug 12, 2016

Economic Perspective: Who’s Online?

In today's Economic Perspective, NC State University economist Mike Walden addresses how society has changed over time when it comes to the Internet and how they are using it. 

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

Aug 11, 2016

Economic Perspective: Doing Worse Than Their Parents

A new report show's that today's generation might not be able to surpass their parents in income. What could be the cause of this? NC State University economist Mike Walden addresses the issue. 

Economist Mike Walden

Aug 10, 2016

Economic Perspective: Expanding Social Security

How can Social Security expand its reach while its resources continue to dwindle? NC State University economist Mike Walden addresses the topic. 

Aug 9, 2016

Economic Perspective: Measuring Hunger

In spite of major efforts to fight hunger, it's still a problem, even in the United States. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains why. 

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

Aug 8, 2016

A Universal Basic Income

NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses the prospects of a universal basic income touching on all inherent advantages and disadvantages. 

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

Aug 1, 2016

Social Security Update

Each year the trustees of the Social Security system give the public an update on the system's financial status. NC State University economist Mike Walden gives an update on their 2016 report. 

Man in business suit tracking investment returns

Jul 26, 2016

You Decide: Is There An Investment Boxing Match Winner?

Do the higher fees paid to active investment managers pay for themselves with better earnings? NC State University economist Mike Walden addresses this question in his latest 'You Decide' column.