Can something called “tax expenditures” be the silver bullet to avoid a fiscal cliff and put the federal government on a better financial footing? Mike Walden explains.
Our newly elected political leaders face two big questions. What is the condition of the economy? And what can government do to improve the economy? Mike Walden discusses.
Predicting the direction of the economy is crucial to planning everything from individual household to state budgets, but there are limits to accuracy when we look into the future. Mike Walden discusses.
The Federal Reserve has been front and center when in comes to both policies and debates related to the economy in recent years. But what exactly is the Federal Reserve, what does it do and what impacts can it have? Mike Walden discusses.
Economic issues are front and center in this year’s political campaigns, and candidates have differing views on economic solutions. Mike Walden discusses four important economic issues.
The question, “Are you better off today?” has become a major debate of the political campaigns. Mike Walden brings economics to bear to address this often controversial question.
Medicare spending is off the charts and could soon become an unsustainable chunk of the federal budget. Mike Walden discusses competing plans for reigning in Medicare spending.
In an election year, it seems there’s very little on which we can agree. But Mike Walden says there is substantial agreement among policy makers about what’s needed to make the economy function more smoothly.
North Carolina’s economic record in recent years is complex, which makes it difficult to determine if the state is progressing or regressing economically. Mike Walden discusses.
What will the future hold as far as jobs are concerned? Mike Walden discusses two reports that look at the future of American job creation.