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NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Should Robots Pay Taxes?”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks if robots should pay taxes.  Mike, many futurists think robots will increasingly take the place of humans in the performance of many

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Have Jobs Gotten Worse?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if jobs have gotten worse.  Mike, there’s been a big shift in the job market in North Carolina in recent decades.   Middle-paying manufacturing

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “State Corporate Tax Rates”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at state corporate tax rates.  Mike, North Carolina has made many changes to its tax system in recent years.  One of the most

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

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NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Working Teenagers”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at working teenagers. Mike, you and I both starting working for pay when we were 16, and we continued through the rest

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Explaining Workers’ Pay Cut”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program tries to explain workers’ pay cut.  Mike, the share of company earnings going to workers has been falling for several decades.  Many explanations have

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Is a Border Tax in our Future?”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if it a border tax is in our future.  Mike, one of tax ideas floating around in Washington is a border tax. 

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Manufacturing and Marriage”

Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at manufacturing and marriage.  Mike, our country has lost millions of manufacturing jobs in recent decades.  Also, there’s been a reduction in the rate

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Size of the Federal Government”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at the size of the federal government.   Mike, as the Trump Administration unveils its first federal budget recommendations to Congress, debates over the

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Tobacco Togetherness”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at tobacco togetherness.  Mike, it may be the end of another era.   Recently a British tobacco company announced plans to purchase Reynolds