Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

Debt and interest rates

By one measure the national debt has tripled during the last 15 years. Although there certainly is concern about this trend, there doesn’t seem to be a rush to deal with the issue. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses why.

Three federal budget trends

The federal budget creates a lot of discussion and controversy. It’s a very complicated document, with all federal spending totaling over $3.5 trillion. But are there trends within the federal budget that will help us understand some of the issues? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

The $2 billion team

A group of investors recently agreed to pay around $2 billion for the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is a record payment for any pro-sports team anywhere in the world. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers how investors can ever hope to recover their money.

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