You Decide

Dec 10, 2010

YOU DECIDE: Do we still have airplane mechanics?

Many people feel good-paying skilled jobs are falling by the wayside as a result of the impact of increased world trade. Mike Walden says the reality is more complicated.

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.

Jan 21, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Why are gas prices up?

Rising gas prices may not be good for our individual budgets, but they are an indication that the economy is improving overall.

Feb 4, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Are we losing our world economic clout?

Mike Walden says North Carolinians are concerned about who owns our national debt and the status of the dollar. But should they be?

Feb 18, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Why aren’t the jobs coming back?

The economy is improving, but unemployment is still high. What's going on? Mike Walden discusses.

Mar 4, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Is North Carolina's economy still changing?

North Carolina's economy is has changed dramatically from what it was 30 or 40 years ago. Is it still changing? Mike Walden has the answer.

Mar 18, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Is the economic recovery 'normal'?

The economic recession of 2007-09 was unusually harsh; it's been called The Great Recession. So what's the recovery like? Mike Walden discusses.

Apr 1, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Is there a new reality for property values?

The post-recession decline in residential property values throughout North Carolina has implications for homeowners and county governments. Mike Walden discusses.

Apr 15, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Can good deeds and economics coincide?

Isn't economics about cutthroat competition and profits at all costs? Perhaps not. Mike Walden discusses.

Apr 29, 2011

YOU DECIDE: How should the government help people?

Alternative philosophical approaches are at the center of the debate over how to deal with the national debt. Mike Walden discusses two approaches.