Monthly Archives: November 2019

The Economic Perspective: “Should a Wealth Tax be an Addition or Substitute?”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks, should a wealth tax be an addition or substitute?  Mike, some presidential candidates are advocating a new national wealth tax both as a way

Report: US Pork Could Slash Trade Deficit with China

A new analysis shows securing zero-tariff access to China for U.S. pork would be an economic boon for American agriculture. Nick Giordano, National Pork Producers Council global government affairs vice president and council, says the research by Dr. Dermot Hayes,

Sharing First-hand Crop Insurance Stories

National Crop Insurance Services is on a mission to tell the first-hand stories of farmers and ranchers who rely on the safety net provided by crop insurance. They’ve been on the road this year visiting farmers and insurance adjusters in

John R. Block Reports From Washington November 28, 2019 “Thanksgiving”

  Today, I have a number of subjects to talk about.  The Trade War with China seems to be a priority every week.  The Congress passed a bill with overwhelming support criticizing China for human rights abuse.  Yes, they have

The Economic Perspective: “Demography’s Role in the Economy”

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at demography’s role in the economy.  Mike, discussions about the economy usually focus on factors like consumer spending, business production and profits, and financial markets. 

A Holiday Tradition Arrives in D.C.

Preparation is underway for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony… Rod Bain reports.  

Turkey Facts for Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a list of turkey facts, you might find of interest: Ben Franklin, in a letter to his daughter, proposed the turkey as the official United States bird. The average American eats 16 pounds of turkey. 88% of

The Economic Perspective: “Where’s the North Carolina Economy Headed?”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks where the North Carolina economy is headed.  Mike, each month you release a report on leading indicators for the North Carolina economy.  I understand

NPPC: Improved Pork Trade with China Can Lower Trade Deficit

Securing zero-tariff access to China for U.S. pork would be an economic boon for American agriculture, according to the National Pork Producers Council. Based on an analysis by Iowa State University Economist Dermot Hayes, NPPC says unrestricted access to the

2019 Trade Aid May Violate WTO Commitments

U.S. trade aid in 2019 for farmers may surpass limits set in World Trade Organization commitments according to an independent report. The report for the American Enterprise Institute by Joe Glauber, a former Department of Agriculture Chief Economist, suggests the