Posts Tagged ‘you decide’

You Decide: Can gray become green in rural areas?

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

While the migration of retired households can be interesting as a social and demographic phenomenon, there also can be important economic implications: Attracting retired households can be a form of economic development.

You Decide: Do we live in the most interesting times?

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

It’s popular to say we live in a fast-paced, highly connected, ever-shifting world. But a strong case can be made for that world actually occurring 90 years ago.

You Decide: Which future will prevail?

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

The optimistic and pessimistic views of our long-term economic future couldn’t be more different. Perhaps rather being one or the other, the future might be a combination of the two.

You Decide: Where is the growth?

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

Dr. Mike Walden shares and analyzes some of the key insights about our economy from the 2012 Economic Census.

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.

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