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NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Are U.S. Investments Still Special?”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks if U.S. investments are still special.   Mike, in most of modern history, but certainly since World War II, the U.S. economy has

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Why People Take Social Security at Different Times?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks why people take Social Security at different times.  Mike, once they become eligible, individuals can begin taking Social Security retirement benefits at different

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Why Some Don’t Buy Health Insurance”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks, why some don’t buy health insurance.   Mike, one of the perplexing facts of the Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare –

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Buying Groceries On-Line”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at buying groceries on-line.  Mike, retail analysts are expecting another double-digit increase in on-line sales for the holiday season this year.  This

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Choosing the Best College”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the choosing the best college.  Mike, many high school seniors are now busy finishing up their college applications.  There are many factors

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden -“Substitutes for Meat”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at substitutes for meat.  Mike, for a long time scientists have talked about developing synthetic meat – that is, meat not from

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Restraining Regulations”

  Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at restraining regulations.  Mike, the Trump Administration has been curtailing new federal regulations and curtailing others in a variety of areas, including energy,

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Update on the Global Economy”

  Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at update on the global economy.  Mike, although we pay most attention to the domestic economy, the economy of other countries is

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

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

NC State Extension Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Changing Eating Behavior”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at changing eating behavior. Mike, there is a worry that – as a society – our eating behavior is leading to increased obesity,