Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

Inflating out of debt

Most people think that inflation is a bad thing, but some economists are not so fast to condemn inflation. In fact, they say a little more inflation is exactly what today’s economy needs. N.C. State University examines the controversy.

Tax expenditures

In the discussion and debate over federal taxes, the term tax expenditures is being used. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what that means.

North Carolina jobs

Everyone wants jobs. A recent report for North Carolina from the National Skills Coalition said the state will need workers for middle skills jobs. N.C. State University economist explains what kinds of jobs are considered middle skills.

Is another recession coming?

Many people say the most recession never ended, and some say the modest economic growth we’ve had in the past two years is about to come to an end and the economy will start moving backward again. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden provides his analysis of what’s ahead.

What can the Fed do now?

All eyes were on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently when he talked about the economy. He recognized the challenges in the economy today, but he really didn’t indicate anything specific the Fed would do to increase jobs and incomes. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden outlines Bernanke’s options.

The new top economist

There’s a new person — Alan Krueger from Princeton University — on the job as the chief economic adviser to the president. His appointment is important for a number of reasons, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden.

Understanding the stock market

Stock market investors have had a wild ride in recent weeks, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising or falling by more than 400 points on some days. N.C. State University provides his perspective as to why this is occurring.

Why don’t we all pay the same price?

If you and I go to a fast food chain, we’ll each pay the same price for a burger. But rarely do two people pay the same price for an airline ticket, even if they’re flying to the same destination. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why this is the case.

Who over-reached?

With the benefit of hindsight we can see that many home buyers 5 to 10 years ago guessed wrong on their home purchase. They bought homes assuming the value would continue rising, but that didn’t happen. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden profiles some of those who had their homes go into foreclosure.

New taxes

Some people say the way to improve the economy is to lower taxes. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden highlights new taxes on the horizon that could cause concern for these people.

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