N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the economic pros and cons of drilling for oil and natural gas in North Carolina and off the state’s coast.
Gas taxes are used to pay for road construction and maintenance in most states, but there are cracks appearing in the system. Mike Walden discusses possible alternatives.
In the past, new technology has both destroyed and created jobs. What will the future hold? Mike Walden discusses.
Marginal tax rates can be as high as 70 percent, even for limited-income households. Mike Walden explains the difference between marginal and average tax rates.
Many demographers say the big problem of the future will not be too many people; instead, it will be too few people. Mike Walden discusses.
Why are some nations able to raise their standard of living over time while others are less successful at economic improvement? Mike Walden discusses.
Investing can be confusing. Mike Walden offers time-tested rules for investing that make sense (and cents).
There’s a COLA war in progress, and the outcome could have an impact on anyone who is or will in the future receive Social Security payments. Mike Walden discusses.
Mike Walden discusses actions North Carolina public leaders can take to spark economic and job growth in the state.
There are reasons to be optimistic about the jobs picture in North Carolina. Mike Walden discusses.