Economic Perspective-Mike Walden

The Economic Perspective: “Eliminating Student Debt”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at eliminating student debt.  Mike, there are several proposals to reduce the burden of college student loans by simply having the federal government wipe out

The Economic Perspective: “Do We Need a National Rainy Day Fund?”

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if we need a national rainy day fund.   Mike, many economists are predicting a recession will hit the economy next year.  If this happens, it

The Economic Perspective: “How Are We Doing?”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks, how are we doing?  Mike, every year the Federal Reserve surveys a sample of adults seeking information on their economic well-being.  Recently the survey

The Economic Perspective: “International Home Prices”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at international home prices.   Mike, most experts say the Great Recession of 2007-2009 was prompted by the massive decline in housing prices, something that had

The Economic Perspective: “Benefits of Timing Social Security Correctly”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the benefits of timing Social Security correctly. Mike, the money people receive from Social Security enables most recipients to be much better-off financially. 

The Economic Perspective: “Winners from the Trade War”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at winners from the trade war.  Mike, the on-going trade dispute between the U.S. and China has disrupted international trade and created some trade winners

The Economic Perspective: “Why is the National Debt Being Ignored?”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks why the national debt is being ignored.  Mike, the national debt now totals over $22 trillion.   Yet there doesn’t seem to be a widespread

The Economic Perspective: “Multi-generational Loans”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at multi-generational loans.  Mike, when you and I have borrowed money to buy homes, we took out those loans as a couple.  Indeed, our

The Economic Perspective: “Why Have Interest Rates Plunged?”

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks why interest rates have plunged.  Mike, interest rates had been steadily rising for several years.  Yet this year, that trend has changed, and interest rates

The Economic Perspective: “Millennials and Cars”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at millennials and cars.  Mike, if you look around you see many young people biking, riding scooters, and using ridesharing.  These activities have led