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NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Competition from a New Firm”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at competition from a new firm.   Mike, economists have concluded that competition is good for buyers but tough for sellers.  So when

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Rise in Consumer Confidence”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the rise in consumer confidence.   Mike, economists consider consumer confidence to be an important indicator of the economy.  A big reason is

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Today’s Financial Challenges”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at today’s financial challenges.  Mike, every generation faces its own financial issues.  When you and I were beginning our careers, the big

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Characteristics of the I-Gens”

  Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at characteristics of the I-gens.   Mike, individuals born and raised during the same time period tend to have similar experiences and characteristics.  These

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Importance of Inventories”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at the importance of inventories.   Mike, once we buy a product, we want to use it.  This makes it important for businesses to

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Why Does the US Spend More on Healthcare?”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks why the US spends more on healthcare.  Mike, by most measures, our country spends more on healthcare on a per person basis

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Is the Economy Changing Faster Today?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks if the economy is changing faster today.  Mike, with technology, automation, and globalization all occurring at the same time, it is often stated

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Re-negotiating NAFTA”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at re-negotiating NAFTA. Mike the Trump Administration has indicated its intent to rework the NAFTA trade agreement. NAFTA, which stands for the

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Good Paying Jobs with no Bachelor’s Degree”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at good paying jobs with no bachelor’s degree.  Mike, it’s well known that an increasing number of jobs today require a four-year college

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “How a Soda Tax Can Fizzle”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at how a soda tax can fizzle.  Mike, many governments in the country have implemented or considered implementing soda taxes.  They see the