Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

A bond bubble?

We’re now very familiar with the term housing bubble. First, housing prices doubled from 1997 to 2006, but then they crashed and had a big role in causing the recession. Now, some people are worrying about another possible bubble for bonds. What does this mean? N.C. State University economist explains the potential bond bubble.

Debt goals

The current national debt is over $16 trillion, and some say it represents our biggest economic problem. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses different ways to view the debt.

Stimulus vs. austerity

Most people are not happy with our elected leaders in Washington and their inability to come to some agreement on government spending, taxes and the national debt. Some say the reason is politics. But others say the differences are deeper than that. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the different philosophies at play.

Clashing stock market theories

The Stock Market has come all the way back from its lows during the recession. This has generated much more interest in stock investing for more people. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden provides advice for people new to Stock Market investing on one of the first issues they need to address.

The underground economy

The U.S. economy is currently measured as generating $16 trillion dollars annually in income. But some say this doesn’t tell the whole story, because some income isn’t reported. That is, it’s underground. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains the underground economy.

Part-time work

Many people are working part-time because they can’t find full-time work. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why this may be a problem.

Is the U.S. an emerging market?

One would think the U.S. would be classified as a developed country. But one prominent investment analyst said the U.S. today is more like an emerging country. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Inflation and the dollar’s value

Many people worry about all the new money the Federal Reserve has been creating in recent years and the impact on the dollar’s value. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains the possible impact of the Fed’s actions..

Is the national debt a problem today?

The national debt has risen in recent years, but some people don’t see that as a problem. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why.

Impacts of energy exploration in North Carolina

What are the costs and benefits of energy exploration in North Carolina? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses a study he did to answer that question.

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