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Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “Budget”

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association and CropLife America. They are friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Territorial versus Global Business Taxation”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at territorial versus global business taxation.  Mike, President Trump just unveiled his tax plan.   One of the elements is moving from taxing

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “What Millennials Think”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at what millennials think.  Mike, the millennial generation – often defined as those born between 1980 and 2000 – are fast becoming the

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Trading Deductions for Tax Rates”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at trading deductions for tax rates.  Mike, changing the federal income tax code is very heavy lifting.  As this effort moves forward

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Do Lower Tuitions Induce More Students?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if lower tuitions induce more students.  Mike, one of the major tenants of economics is that a lower price for a product or

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Should the Federal Reserve Reduce its Investments?”

    Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if the Federal Reserve should reduce its investments.  Mike, the Federal Reserve – or Fed – was very active in trying to

Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “Two Issues”

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association and CropLife America. They are friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Still Living at Home”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at still living at home. Mike, for generations there was a pattern with children.  They went to school, learned a skill or

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Debating Making College Free”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the debate over making college free.  Mike, recently New York State established a program to make attendance at the state’s public colleges

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Is there a Social Security Overhaul Brewing?”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if there is a Social Security overhaul brewing.  Mike, there’s a lot of talk about taxes going on in Washington.  One thing