Mike Walden discusses why saving, protecting and even expanding the middle class may be the issue of the century.
Today’s farm and factory are quite different from their predecessors. Mike Walden analyzes the economic significance of current production trends in manufacturing and farming.
Many forward thinkers believe we are on the cusp of another transformation in the economy. Mike Walden considers the possible areas of future economic growth that could take North Carolina along for the ride.
Should North Carolina offer incentives to attract a new auto-assembly factory and the benefits it could bring to the state? Mike Walden weighs the opposing viewpoints.
North Carolina used to be a small-town and rural state. In fact, we were traditionally one of the most non-urban states in the country. Today, the majority of North Carolinians live in urban areas – or, as some call them, metropolitan areas.
The “people magnet” that North Carolina has become is largely responsible for its rapid population and economic expansion. But will this growth continue?
Economics, often called the science of choice, wouldn’t exist unless we were confronted with choices about how to use our limited resources.
Mike Walden discusses the periodic ups and downs of the economy and asks if we have to live with this cycle — or if there is a way to have a smoother economic road ahead.
Citing the views of inflation-optimists and inflation-pessimists, Dr. Mike Walden explains why economists are still trying to decide where inflation is headed.
Mike Walden attempts to make some predictions about the direction and pace of the North Carolina economy.