Apr 24, 2013

YOU DECIDE: How should North Carolina fund roads?

Gas taxes are used to pay for road construction and maintenance in most states, but there are cracks appearing in the system. Mike Walden discusses possible alternatives.

Jan 18, 2013

YOU DECIDE: What state policies can boost economic growth?

Mike Walden discusses actions North Carolina public leaders can take to spark economic and job growth in the state.

Aug 15, 2012

YOU DECIDE: Can we agree on the economy?

In an election year, it seems there's very little on which we can agree. But Mike Walden says there is substantial agreement among policy makers about what's needed to make the economy function more smoothly.

Mar 16, 2012

YOU DECIDE: What are the top tax tradeoffs?

Taxes involve tradeoffs, and any discussion of taxes should consider these tradeoffs. Mike Walden discusses.

Jan 6, 2012

YOU DECIDE: What are the big economic issues?

There will be much discussion about economics in this election year. But what are the economic themes at the root of these discussions and differences?

Oct 28, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Why has economic inequality increased?

What's behind the growing gap between those with more income and wealth and those with less? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses.

Jul 22, 2011

YOU DECIDE: What are the basics of the debt debate?

Our national debt is stirring debate in Washington and around the nation. Mike Walden provides a primer.

Jan 7, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Does North Carolina follow Hauser’s Law?

Tax rates change, but tax collections as a percentage of the economy don't. Economist Mike Walden discusses this seeming contradiction.