(1.30.05) No. 807: Are We Economic Hostages to Foreign Countries?
Although there has been much hand-wringing over the U.S.trade deficit and the dollar's value, there is no need to worry.
(12.06.04) No. 796: Will It Be a Flat Tax, a Sales Tax, or Something Else?
In his second term, President Bush can be expected to push tax reform, such as a "flat tax" or a federal sales tax.
(11.08.04) No. 792: The Inevitable End of the Tobacco Program
The end of the 70-year-old tobacco program might lead to a decrease in tobacco farms but an increase in tobacco production.
(10.01.04) No. 787: Why Can't Government be Operated Like a Business?
Government should take advantage of opportunities to operate efficiently like a business.
(8.30.04) No. 778: Why Do Some Workers Earn a Lot?
Why do sports stars and movie stars get paid so much? It's a simple matter of competition and supply and demand.
(8.01.04) No. 771: An Open Letter to North Carolina Candidates
N.C. State economist Mike Walden offers five components of his agenda that comprise a sensible public policy for North Carolina.
(7.11.04) No. 766: Would Allowing Prescription Drugs From Canada Lower U.S. Prices?
There are no accurate comparisons of prescription drug prices in the United States and those in Canada.
(6.06.04) No. 759: Is It Time to Change How We Pay for College?
Financial plan would allow students to go to college and repay a percentage of the cost after they graduate from college.
(5.06.04) No. 752: What's the Big Deal About a Service Economy?
The shift in the United States from a manufacturing economy to one based on services should be welcomed.
(4.12.04) No. 747: Keeping Score: Debunking the 'Reverse Robin Hood' Myth
The key to getting ahead in today's world lies in the level of education a person gets.