The North Carolina economy is really two economies, urban and rural. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why this urban/rural divide may be the greatest economic challenge the state faces.
Are interest rates headed up? Will they remain low? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the factors that influence interest rates.
How will tomorrow’s technology and gadgets impact our lives? Economist Mike Walden discusses a report that looks into the future.
Some economists argue that the overhaul of the Chinese economy in the last three decades has never been matched in human history. Mike Walden explains how the Chinese economy changed and the issues, both internal and international, those changes have raised.
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.