The television program House Hunters on HGTV follows first-time homebuyers in their quest to find the perfect home. Host Mary Walden asks her husband NC State economist Mike Walden, “Besides being entertaining, are there some good economic lessons in this show?”
Also honored by CALS were Outstanding Alumni Award winners and recipients of the Young Alumni Award.
Raising children is probably the most important thing that parents do. But, anyone who has done it knows it is costly, both in terms of time and money. Every year the federal government publishes numbers estimating the money costs. Host Mary Walden asks her husband NC State economist Mike Walden, “What are the latest amounts?”
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced that the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences has a new name: the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences.
The recession crushed the wealth of many households. But numbers show that these losses have at least stopped in recent years. Host Mary Walden poses this question to her husband, NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden: I suspect that like income, changes in wealth vary per different groups of households. Am I correct?
Economics, often called the science of choice, wouldn’t exist unless we were confronted with choices about how to use our limited resources.
Having lived three-quarters of North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s history, former four-term N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt has plenty to say about the agency’s value and positive influence on communities and people across the state.
N.C. Cooperative Extension celebrates its centennial birthday.
Northeast District Director Travis Burke can’t wait to see what unfolds as Extension’s next century begins.
Some argue that one of the reasons for the relative slow economic recovery is that banks and other lenders still have very high standards that simply prohibit many from getting a loan. Since our economy revolves around credit, if borrowing is limited so will be economic improvement. Is this a valid issue? Host Mary Walden asks her husband, NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden.