Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

Taxing Internet sales

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses a proposal in Congress to allow states to tax purchases made on the Internet.

One lower cost of traveling

As we start to make vacation plans, N.C. State economist Mike Walden finds one bargain among many rising prices.

Strength in manufacturing

N.C. State economist Mike Walden explains why the idea that U.S. manufacturing is weak is actually inaccurate.

Living preferences of young households

N.C. State economist discusses why many young people are skeptical about homeownership, even if they can afford a home.

Who’s the trade leader?

When we think of world trade today most of us think of China. China has built its country in the last two decades around exports. So, is China really the trade superpower? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Working women

At one time, women were moving into the paid labor force at rapid rates. Now that trend appears to have come to an end. Why? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Trade, technology and jobs

Many factors affect the job market. But clearly, two important ones are trade and technology. What can be said about the impacts of trade and technology on local labor markets? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.

How far will the housing market rebound?

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden sees a housing market that’s just right, not too cold and not to hot.

Why is it taking longer to graduate from college?

NC State University economist Mike Walden talks about why it’s taking longer for students to graduate from college, a trend that increases the cost of a college degree.

The disappearing work force

The percentage of the U.S. population that is in the labor force is at a 30-year low. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses this disturbing trend.

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