Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

Automatic pilot programs

What does it mean when people say that some federal programs’ budgets are difficult to adjust because they’re on automatic pilot? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Adjusting Social Security

Social Security has come up in discussions about the federal debt, and there are several proposals to make changes. What are these proposed changes? And are they needed? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

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