Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

Depreciation

People have to pay many expenses – such as food, energy, clothing and, for businesses, salaries and wages – on a regular basis. But North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden says there’s another expense that’s often overlooked.

The Google announcement

Google made big news recently when the tech giant announced it would bring super-high speed internet service to the Triangle and Charlotte regions. NC State University economist Mike Walden comments on the significance of that announcement.

Who’s benefiting from the economic recovery?

There’s been a lot of optimism about the economy recently, with both production and jobs increasing at good rates. But how widespread is this economic improvement? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

The incredible growing dollar

Most people understandably considered the dramatic drop in oil and gas prices as the biggest economic stunner last year. But NC State University economist Mike Walden says another price change at least belongs in the same stunner category.

Competition in online buying

The rate of shopping that takes place on computers and other electronic devices continues to grow at double-digit rates each year. One of the reasons people shop at particular brick-and-mortar stores is convenience to their home or place of work. Since this isn’t a factor for online shopping, how are shoppers to decide which sites to use? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Why are we so busy?

One of the biggest complaints people have today is that they are too busy – that they don’t have enough time. What’s behind this perception? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.

The Saudi oil strategy

U.S. energy production has increased in economic importance, but it’s nowhere near the level of significance in countries such as Saudi Arabia. What’s the Saudi plan for coping with today’s low oil prices? NC State University economist Mike Walden responds.

What could go wrong in 2015?

The economic outlook for 2015 is upbeat. What might derail it? North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden weighs in.

The 2015 economy

It’s traditional for economists at the beginning of a new year to give forecasts for growth, jobs, inflation and other key economic measures. North Carolina State University’s Mike Walden outlines what he sees in his crystal ball for 2015.

Profit’s role in the economy

As the economy has improved, business profits have risen. But is this good or bad? North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden responds.

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