Economic Perspective-Mike Walden

The Economic Perspective: “Have Any Industries Escaped the Virus?”

Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if any industries have escaped the virus.  Mike, households and businesses continue to cope with the coronavirus.  We know the virus has impacted different

The Economic Perspective: “Economic Fallout of the Virus in North Carolina”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at the economic fallout of the virus in North Carolina.  Mike, we’ve been struggling with the coronavirus since February.  Can we see now

The Economic Perspective: “Paying for Infrastructure Projects”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at paying for infrastructure projects.  Mike, it’s generally agreed the country needs an improvement in its infrastructure, including roads, transit, and bridges.  But

The Economic Perspective: “The Spanish Flu”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at the Spanish flu.  Mike, as today we cope with the coronavirus, there’s been mush discussion about an earlier pandemic, the so-called Spanish flu.  

The Economic Perspective: “Sleep and Productivity”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at sleep and productivity.  Mike, it’s common to wish people in your family a good night’s sleep.  We do this because we know

The Economic Perspective: “Jumps in Food Prices”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at jumps in food prices.  Mike, many of us have seen one of the apparent results of the coronavirus in the grocery store.  It’s

The Economic Perspective: “Soaring Savings”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at soaring savings.  Mike, it’s an understatement to say that we are living in a very unusual economy.  For the first time in our

The Economic Perspective: “The Beginning of the Covid-19 Recession”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the beginning of the Covid-19 recession.  Mike, although most people don’t need to be told, but we are now in an official

The Economic Perspective: “New Agriculture and Agribusiness Numbers”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at new agriculture and agribusiness numbers.  Mike, each year you update the value of the agriculture and agribusiness industry in North Carolina.  First, define

The Economic Perspective: “The Fed’s Forecasts”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the Fed’s forecasts. Mike, the Federal Reserve – usually called the “Fed” – has a large group of economists who make periodic