Economic Perspective-Mike Walden
Economic Perspective-Mike Walden

The Economic Perspective: “Will Lumber Prices Ever Drop?”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks, will lumber prices ever drop? Mike, anyone who has recently done any building or remodeling knows the recent story of lumber prices. They …

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The Economic Perspective: “An Experiment in a Guaranteed Basic Income”

Mary: I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at an experiment in a guaranteed basic income. Mike, Durham is a finalist for a national program that would provide a guaranteed basic income …

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The Economic Perspective: “Is Our Behavior Permanently Changed?”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks if our behavior is permanently changed. Mike, the pandemic has changed much of what we do on a day to day basis. More …

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The Economic Perspective: “Forgiving Student Debt”

Mary: I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at forgiving student debt. Mike, there’s a push from some in the country to forgive some of college student debt. I’ve heard numbers like …

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The Economic Perspective: “Bitcoin Bounce”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at the bitcoin bounce. Mike, I have two questions for you about the virtual currency called bitcoin. First, what is it? And second, …

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The Economic Perspective: “Helping Children”

Mary: I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at helping children. Mike, several plans are being discussed at the federal level to increase the financial support of children. Can you give our …

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The Economic Perspective: “Good News on Blue-Collar Jobs”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at good news on blue-collar jobs. Mike, blue-collar jobs are typically defined as those not requiring a college degree. Many of them are …

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The Economic Perspective: “Worries About Too Much Money”

Mary: I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at worries about too much money. Mike, as the economy hopefully recovers and jobs return, there’s a new worry about rising prices – that …

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The Economic Perspective: “Are Smaller Cities Are Doing Better”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks if smaller cities are doing better. Mike, as the economy recovers from the Covid-19 recession, we are beginning to see differences in the …

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The Economic Perspective: “Planning for Bad Times”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at planning for bad times. Mike, we’ve certainly been living in bad times during the last year. Most experts didn’t predict the onset …

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