Posts Tagged ‘you decide’

You Decide: Competition or Regulation in the Cable Market?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

There’s controversy in the cable industry, and it has to do with company size, market power and the level of competition. Recently, the largest cable consolidation ever was announced. Will the company be too big?

You Decide: How important is innovation?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Innovations are important to our personal well-being for two reasons. First, they allow us to do things we could never do before, like traveling faster, beating disease and illness, and talking to someone across the country or around the world. But perhaps more fundamentally, innovations allow us to do more with less.

You Decide: Is Inflation Measured Correctly?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Extension Economist Mike Walden discusses the process and pitfalls of trying to calculate the nation’s inflation rate.

You Decide: Why is unemployment still so high?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Economist Mike Walden says there is good news and bad news about the North Carolina job market. More jobs have been created in recent years, but there are still thousands of North Carolinians who don’t have jobs and want to work.

You Decide: Do unemployment benefits increase unemployment?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

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.

YOU DECIDE: What’s the best way to count jobs?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

N.C. State University economist Dr. Mike Walden explains the different surveys measuring employment rates.

YOU DECIDE: Up, down or sideways — what direction for the economy in 2014?

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N.C. State University economist Mike Walden looks into his economic crystal ball to tell us what to expect in 2014.

YOU DECIDE: Should we revive apprenticeships?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses apprentice programs, which many experts think can play in important role in today’s labor market.

YOU DECIDE: What are the key debates over health insurance?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the key issues related to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

YOU DECIDE: Should you celebrate the Fed’s birthday?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Should we celebrate of condemn the Federal Reserve? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the often controversial federal agency.

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