Sometimes it takes a long time to get to know someone at work, in school and even in personal relationships. But people have developed ways to speed this process, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden.
President Barrack Obama recently came to North Carolina State University to announce a new electronic center for the campus. The president said the discoveries and inventions this center will develop will be key to improving the economy and standards of living. And N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says the president is “absolutely correct.”
Most of us would rather have more options for any decision we have to make. But having so many options can delay decision-making. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses what economists have to say about the impact and importance of the number and range of decision-making options that people have.
Whenever the monthly jobless rates are released, there is criticism. The complaints are because the widely quoted rate does not include jobless workers who have stopped looking for work. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discuesses why this doesn’t pose a problem.
There is an ongoing debate about sales taxes and whether they should be applied to online sales as well as to sales at traditional stores. To what degree does this matter when it comes to how people shop? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
Oil exploration and production in the United States is on the rise. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden shares facts on how this has changed the balance of producing domestic oil production versus importing oil.
The good news is that the housing market is recovering, but the bad news is that many are not yet convinced the recovery is sustainable. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses what’s causing the doubt.
Like most people, my grandparents struggled during the Great Depression of the 1930s. My maternal grandfather lost his life’s savings in a failed bank. Because he was a widower, his extended family wanted to take his children – including my mother – and raise them. He refused. My paternal grandfather constantly moved between part-time jobs, all the while trying to keep his small farm afloat.
Baby boomers are rapidly retiring and, unlike many of their parents, are on the move. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden takes a look at where they are headed for their golden years.
Over the last 25 years, who has gotten ahead when it comes to pay? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.