It’s graduation time again, and many eager college grads will be pounding the pavement for jobs. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden talks about what they’ll find.
Most states have large public pension funds for employees. Some of these funds are facing immediate financial problems. North Carolina’s fund is not one of them. But some economists say all funds face longer-term issues related to something called the discount rate. What is this possible problem? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
N.C. State University economist Mike Walden talks about how we’re doing creating jobs for young people.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.