Economic Perspective-Mike Walden

The Economic Perspective: “Who Pays the Tariffs”

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks, who pays the tariffs.  Mike, although the trade dispute the US has with China can change on a day by day basis, there are still

The Economic Perspective: “Determinants of Real Interest Rates”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at determinants of real interest rates.  Mike, like most disciplines, economists have their own terms that are used as shortcuts to broad concepts.   One

The Economic Perspective: “State Income Tax Policies”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks state income tax policies.  Mike, North Carolina has significantly decreased income tax rates in recent years.  This has generated a debate between those who argue

The Economic Perspective: “Election Uncertainty and the Economy”

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at election uncertainty and the economy.  Mike, it’s generally recognized that the economy – particularly the investing component – doesn’t like uncertainty.  Some say this

The Economic Perspective: “North Carolina’s Wealth Tax”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at North Carolina’s wealth tax.  Mike, there’s some discussion of instituting a type of a wealth tax on some households in the country.  I’ve

The Economic Perspective: “Will AI Destroy Jobs?”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks if AI will destroy jobs. Mike, AI, or artificial intelligence, is a technology that substitutes machine decision making for human decision making.  A good example

The Economic Perspective: “Meatless Meat”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at meatless meat.  Mike, food scientists have for years tried to develop a plant-based protein that looks and tastes like meat.  Past attempts left

The Economic Perspective: “Not Running on Empty”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at, not running on empty.  Mike, over forty years ago, when we were a lot younger, there was a popular song titled “running on empty.” 

The Economic Perspective: “Is Inflation Dead?”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks if inflation is dead.  Mike, one of the interesting aspects of your profession – economics – is that it continues to evolve and change. 

The Economic Perspective: “Why Aren’t People Moving as Much?”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks why people aren’t moving as much.  Mike, the US has always been known as a country on the move.   In particular, people were quite