Economic Perspective-Mike Walden

The Economic Perspective: “Technology and Monopoly”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at technology and monopoly.  Mike, there’s been considerable debate over the alleged lack of competition in the technology industry.   Some elected officials have even

The Economic Perspective: “Generational Investors”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at generational investors.  Mike, we are a nation of generations.  Older generations have had time to invest and accumulate wealth, while younger generations

The Economic Perspective: “The Real Unemployment Rate”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at the real unemployment rate.   Mike, after jumping to the mid-teens, both the national and North Carolina unemployment rates have dropped to between 7

The Economic Perspective: “Shifting Time”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at shifting time.  Mike, during the pandemic many workers have been to work at home rather than at an office.   Among other things,

The Economic Perspective: “State Budget Shortfalls”

Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at state budget shortfalls.  Mike, even though the economy in most states has been improving, shortfalls in state government tax and fee revenues are

The Economic Perspective: “A Big Growth Number”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at a big growth number.  Mike, recently there was a report indicating the national economy grew by 33% during the third quarter this

The Economic Perspective: “Are Families Getting Ahead?”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if families are getting ahead.  Mike, households with children – simply called families – are key to our economy.  Yet they often face

The Economic Perspective: “Economic Outlook Update”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program gives an update for the economic outlook.  Mike, as the pandemic continues, all eyes are focused on when a vaccine will be ready and how

The Economic Perspective: “Who Spends?”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks, who spends.  Mike, after rebounding strongly in the third quarter, there’s concern today that the economic recovery is running out of steam.  In

The Economic Perspective: “Re-Shaping Banking”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at re-shaping banking.  Mike, one of the economic sectors that is expected to be permanently impacted by Covid-19 is banking. How will financial transactions