Economic Perspective-Mike Walden

The Economic Perspective: “Water”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at water.  Mike, it’s an understatement to say water is essential to life.  Humans and animals need water more frequently than they need

The Economic Perspective: “Changes Coming in the Way We Shop”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at changes coming in the way we shop. Mike, between the two of us, I’m the shopper.  However, I will say if there’s a

The Economic Perspective: “The Value of a Diversified Portfolio”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the value of a diversified portfolio.  Mike, as the stock market has been rocked in recent weeks by the fears related to

The Economic Perspective: “Are Households Getting Smaller?”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if households are getting smaller. Mike, a household is one of our key social measures.  A households consists simply of people living under the

The Economic Perspective: “The New Middle Class”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the new middle class. Mike, there have been worries that middle class jobs are disappearing.  Jobs in manufacturing, warehousing, construction, and even some

The Economic Perspective: “Some Good News”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at some good news.  Mike, the recent news has been gloomy, as the country and world is contending with the coronavirus.  But amid

The Economic Perspective: “Comparing Breakthroughs”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at comparing breakthroughs.  Mike, we live in a time of technological change that constantly bring us new products and applications.  Many say the world

The Economic Perspective: “Could New Technology Revive Rural Areas?”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if new technology could revive rural areas.  Mike, it’s a fact that in North Carolina and most states, urban areas have grown and

The Economic Perspective: “Government Responses to the Coronavirus”

Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at government responses to the coronavirus.  Mike, as the coronavirus persists and spreads, there are calls for government action.  What kinds of actions can

The Economic Perspective: “The Persistence of Poverty”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at the persistence of poverty.  Mike, poverty continues to be an issue in our country.  The government puts out a snapshot of poverty