“Preparing the Way,” a campaign initiative for the foundation boards of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to join N.C. State University’s Pullen Society, was launched Nov. 7. The foundations also presented the annual Distinguished Service Award to Jimmy Gentry, president of the State Grange.
With the budget stalemate playing out in Washington in recent weeks, talk of the default on federal debt has been in the news. What does a debt default mean, and what would be the consequences? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.
The question of raising the debt limit has occupied the nation’s attention for several weeks. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what it’s about.
The Affordable Care Act, some call it Obamacare, is being rolled out. There are strong feelings, both pro and con, about this program. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden gives a broad view of what the legislation is designed to do.
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.
The percentage of the working age-population either working or looking for work is at a 35-year low. Economists have been scrambling to try to explain this trend, and one factor they have focused on is the rise in individuals who have qualified for Social Security disability payments. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what this means.
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.
The recession hurt virtually every household and every business in the country. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers which businesses were hurt the most.
A debate about unemployment benefits’ impact on the unemployment level has raged for a long time. Some worry that providing longer periods of benefits discourages recipients from looking for jobs and causes the unemployment rate to be higher. N.C. State University economist MIke Walden explains what some newly published research has to say on the topic.
The recent federal government shutdown has revived debates about the impact of the government’s size on the economy. One side says larger government gets in the way of the economy and slows growth. But another viewpoint argues government spending is vital to keep the economy growing improving lives and insuring fairness. N.C. State University economist explores what research tells us about the topic.