Posts Tagged ‘economics’

YOU DECIDE: Should we revive apprenticeships?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses apprentice programs, which many experts think can play in important role in today’s labor market.

YOU DECIDE: Should you celebrate the Fed’s birthday?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Should we celebrate of condemn the Federal Reserve? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the often controversial federal agency.

YOU DECIDE: Does the cost-of-living vary by where you live?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

There are no official cost-of-living rates for states and most localities, but there are ways to determine cost-of-living. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

A change we can agree on

The new national health care system has sparked intense debate and disagreements, but there’s one program provision that most people can agree with, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden.

N.C. Growing Together adds fellows

N.C. Growing Together offers the first local foods-focused business school supply chain fellowships.

YOU DECIDE: How does government size impact the economy?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

How does the size of government affect the economy? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses this controversial issue.

YOU DECIDE: How can we help low-wage workers?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden looks at low-wage jobs and what can be done to aid low-wage workers.

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.

Reverse mortgages

Television today seems filled with ads for reverse mortgages, usually endorsed by an actor or former actor. What are these mortgages? Are they a new way to buy a home? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses reverse mortgages.

YOU DECIDE: How is the job market like weightlifting?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Job growth is at opposite ends of the market, the high- and low-pay ends, with little growth in the middle. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explores this phenomenon and what it means for the economy.

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