Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

Do We Need Another Stimulus?

Although there have been some positive signs in the economy we still have big problems — not the least of which is high unemployment. This has led some observers to say we need another government stimulus plan. Are they right? Dr. Mike Walden, North Carolina Cooperative Extension economist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University, responds.

Controlling gas prices

Many people would like to see gas prices controlled by either federal or state government. They think gas prices are too vital to most household budgets to allow them to go to lofty levels. What would be the economics of such an idea? Dr. Mike Walden, North Carolina Cooperative Extension economist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University, responds.

Fears of deflation

When most of us worry about prices, we are concerned about them going up — that is, we are worried about inflation. But should we also fear the opposite: prices going down? Dr. Mike Walden, North Carolina Cooperative Extension economist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University, responds: “It depends […]

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