Yearly Archives: 2005

Alaska Permanent Fund hits new high as politicians talk of copying it in Iraq, Wyoming, and Venezuela

The Alaska Permanent Fund has grown by 1.3 billion dollars since the start of its fiscal year in July. The fund hit a new high of $32.1 billion last month due to an increase in the value of its stock … Continue reading

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President Bush Questioned (by Senator Suplicy)

On November 6, at a conference on greater economic integration in the Americas in Brasilia, just after his 22 minutes conference in Brasilia, President Bush extended his hands Senator Suplicy, who asked: Senator SUPLICY: “With respect to the integration of … Continue reading

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Alaskan Dividend influence: Alberta, New Mexico, and beyond

Dividend checks from the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF) go out this month paying $845.76 (US), to every Alaska resident. (The APF is the only existing Basic Income in the world. It pays yearly dividends based on earnings from an investment … Continue reading

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Jay Hammond, Father of the Alaskan Basic Income, Dies at 83

Jay Hammond, the governor of Alaska from 1975 to 1982, who led the fight to create the Alaska Permanent Fund, was found dead at his Homestead about 185 miles southwest of Anchorage, on Tuesday, August 2, 2005. He led an … Continue reading

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Alaska Permanent Fund Under Attack in the Legislature

The Alaskan State Senate passed a resolution to divert some revenue from the APF to infrastructure projects including a gas pipeline. Alaskan newspapers say the motion is unlikely to pass in the House, but there is a movement in the … Continue reading

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