Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

Reviewing regulations

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains a new state law concerning government regulations.

Income migration

North Carolina did well over the last decade in terms of gaining income from the movement of households to the state. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Slowing medical cost inflation

Reports indicate that costs per patient in the Medicare Program continue to rise but at a much slower rate. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what’s going on.

Where the jobs are

We’ve seen job growth over the last three years, but we’re still not back to pre-recessionary levels. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains where the jobs are.

Where is unemployment low?

Unemployment is lower in some parts of the country than in others. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why.

Evaluating film tax credits

North Carolina’s program to provide financial assistance to film makers in the state has sparked some controversy. There’s a debate about how much it really helps the state economy in creating income and jobs. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden gives the views of the competing sides.

Do we ever have enough?

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers the question: Is there ever a time when consumers say, “I have enough,” and then curtail how much they buy?

Tax rates and professional athletes

Can European soccer players tell us anything about how income tax rates impact where we choose to live. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses a study that says, “Yes, they can.”

Explaining top pay

An issue these days is why some salaries are so high, the so-called one percent. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why some salaries are so high.

The drop in commodity prices

Commodity prices for things like gold, silver, metals and even crops had been rising but are now falling. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what’s going on.

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