Economic Perspective-Mike Walden

The Economic Perspective: “The Job Market Entering 2020”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the job market entering 2020.  Mike, jobs are the major contact most people have with the economy.  As we move in to 2020,

The Economic Perspective: “Evaluating Negative Interest Rates”

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at evaluating negative interest rates.  Mike, several countries in Europe have tried to stimulate their economies by allowing for negative interest rates.  What are negative

The Economic Perspective: “Expanding Options for Retirement Saving”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at expanding options for retirement saving.  Mike, the federal government recently approved some changes affecting how people save for retirement.  What are the changes,

The Economic Perspective: “Where Will Interest Rates Go this Year?”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks where interest rates will go this year.  Mike, the Federal Reserve reversed course in 2019 and lowered interest rates.  Will there be a repeat performance

The Economic Perspective: “Is 2% as Good as It Gets?”

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if 2% is as good as it gets?  Mike, last year the economy grew at almost a 3% rate, which is very close to the

The Economic Perspective: “Does Residential Growth Pay for Itself”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if residential growth pays for itself. Mike, many communities in North Carolina are growing very rapidly.   Much of this growth is in the form

The Economic Perspective: “Why Have Recession Worries Eased?”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks, why have recession worries eased.  Mike, six months ago many economy watchers were very pessimistic about the economy.  Several suggested a recession would occur by

The Economic Perspective: “Grocery Prices and Inflation”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at grocery prices and inflation.  Mike, when you give economic talks to the public, you often observe a disconnect between official measures of inflation

The Economic Perspective: “Changes in Trade”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at changes in trade.  Mike, although the trade war with China may be thawing, tariffs on Chinese imports are still four times higher than they

The Economic Perspective: “2020 Tax Changes in North Carolina”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at 2020 tax changes in North Carolina.  Mike, a new year brings many new things, and often part of those new things is tax