Dr. Dale Funderburk

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Why the stock market prospers while the economy lags

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says the several rounds of quantitative easing (increasing the money supply) by the Federal Reserve have not had the expected effect on the economy, resulting in the stock market doing well but the jobs market remaining weak.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Falling oil, gasoline prices could hurt Texas economy

Dr. Dale Funderburk
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, while drivers are happy that gasoline is under $3 per gallon, if oil prices continue to fall it could have a bad effect on the energy-driven Texas economy.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Low cost of housing credited for strong Texas economy

Dr. Dale Funderburk
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says another dip in consumer confidence is holding back the economic recovery. 

And Dale discusses a recent article in which the low cost of housing is given credit for much of the relatively good economy in Texas.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Texas economy continues to shine, but concerns voiced on employee safety

Dr. Dale Funderburk
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, in most respects, the Texas economy is the envy of the nation, as expressed in a recent Dallas Morning News article, but a  Texas Tribune article expresses concerns over worker-safety regulations in the state.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Economic giants Smith, Keynes -- opposites in philosophy -- shared same birthday

Dr. Dale Funderburk
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says Adam Smith, the great advocate of free markets, and John Maynard Keynes, the father of "Keynesian economics," in which government manages the economy, still dominate economic debate today.  Both celebrated June 5 as their birthday.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

What's behind Toyota's move to Plano?

Dr. Dale Funderburk
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, while Texas' central geography played a role, the state's business climate had more to do with the move of Toyota's California headquarters to Plano, bringing 4,000 high-paying jobs.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Do similarities to '87 foretell stock-market crash?

NPR

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says the stories of statistical similarities in the current performance of the stock market and the weeks leading up to the catastrophic crash of 1987 are noteworthy, but predicting the behavior of the market is always risky.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Weighing the merits of raising the minimum wage

Dr. Dale Funderburk
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce professor of economics Dr. Dale Funderburk says raising the minimum wage has the very visible effect of helping many people immediately, but the longer term effects --  which he believes include fewer jobs in the economy -- are harder to see and measure.

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Blacklands Cafe
7:00 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Dr. Dale Funderburk: Federal debt is not like your debt

Dr. Dale Funderburk
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship Dr. Dale Funderburk says comparing federal debt to your personal debt is not an "apples-to-apples" comparison, because you can't print money or borrow massive amounts from foreign countries.

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Blacklands Cafe
7:50 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Dr. Dale takes the pulse of the economy

Dr. Dale Funderburk
TAMU-C

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor (and interim dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship) Dr. Dale Funderburk visits with us on the debt ceiling, quantitative easing and other factors affecting the U.S. economy.

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