Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

Did it happen before?

People are tired of the recession. And even though economists say things have improved, they don’t appear to be improving very fast. Is there any precedent for this in previous recessions? Dr. Mike Walden, North Carolina Cooperative Extension economist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University, responds.

Is the Federal Reserve being too easy?

The Federal Reserve wields a lot of power behind the scenes. To combat the recession, the Fed has kept key interest rates low and made it easy for banks to borrow money. Yet some say this generous policy might now be hurting the economy. How so? Dr. Mike Walden, North Carolina Cooperative Extension economist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University, responds.

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