Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

Are middle-income jobs disappearing?

Many people believe the middle class has been getting squeezed, partly because of the shrinkage of factory jobs that used to be the backbone of middle-class employment. Is the stark choice for a worker today a low-paying job or a high-paying job, with nothing in between? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Labor shares

The battle between man and machine is a longstanding one. And it appears to be flaring up again. What’s the latest chapter in this epic? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Changing oil imports

It’s likely oil will continue to be the mainstay of our energy source for at least the next couple of decades. One issue has always been our country’s reliance on foreign oil. But N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says this is beginning to change.

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