Yearly Archives: 2008

The Alaska dividend and the presidential election

Most people will be surprised to learn that the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee and the Democratic Presidential nominee have both endorsed the basic income guarantee (BIG). In one form or another both support policies to guarantee a small government-provided income for … Continue reading

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THIS YEAR’S ALASKA BIG IS BY FAR THE LARGEST IN ITS HISTORY

This year every Alaska resident will receive an unconditional basic income of $3,269, That payment works out to $16,345 for a family of five. This figure is nearly double last year’s payout of $1,654 per person and it far exceeds … Continue reading

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ALASKANS MAY GET A SECOND DIVIDEND THIS YEAR

Alaska governor Sarah Palin is proposing to give a second dividend of $1200 all Alaskans who are eligible for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend which will probably be worth about $1500 this year. That would be a total of something … Continue reading

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Legislators propose to dip into the Alaska Permanent Fund

The recent increase in energy prices has had contradictory effects on Alaska. The government and oil producers have benefited greatly from increased oil revenue, but most ordinary Alaskans have had to pay much more in energy costs. Thus the state … Continue reading

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