Yearly Archives: 2003

USBIG CONFERENCE FEATURES FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR HAMMOND AND BRAZILIAN SENATOR SUPLICY

The tentative program of the Third USBIG Congress is now available. The congress (Feb. 20-22, Washington, DC) features former Alaska Governor Jay Hammond, Brazilian Senator Eduardo Suplicy, Sociologist Stanley Aronowitz, and Theologian Philip Wogaman. Jay Hammond will discuss the Alaska … Continue reading

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DISCUSSION OF ALASKA-STYLE OIL DIVIDEND FOR IRAQ CONTINUES

Overshadowed by the continuing war, discussion of an oil dividend for Iraq continues in the United States and is getting favorable attention from Iraqis themselves. BIEN reports that a U.S. poll conducted on June 13th found a 59% majority of … Continue reading

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Alaska Permanent Fund Distributes a BIG of $1,108

The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, which was distributed in November, came to $1108 per person. That’s down from the last two years, reflecting the decline in financial markets. The PFD comes from both oil revenue and investments. During the height … Continue reading

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BUSH ADMINISTRATION DISCUSSES A BIG FOR IRAQ

Suddenly people around the world are talking about the basic income guarantee. Positive editorials about implementing BIG in Iraq have appeared in papers as unlikely as the Daily Oklahoman, the Edmonton Journal, the Tulsa World, the San Diego Union Tribune, … Continue reading

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