Yearly Archives: 2009

Nigerian federal government considers a regional oil dividend based on Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend

Several sources are reporting that the Nigeria federal government is planning to introduce a local basic income in the Niger Delta region. The plan is supposed to distribute 10% of the country’s oil revenue to the people of that region. … Continue reading

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ALASKA PERMANENT FUND DISTRIBUTES A DIVIDEND OF $1305

The Alaska Permanent Fund (APF) began distributing this year’s APF dividend on October 8. This year’s amount, $1305, is considerably less than last year’s bolstered dividend of $3200, but it is still a healthy size, thanks in part to the … Continue reading

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MONGOLIA promises to introduce an Alaska-style oil dividend

The Mongolian government has taken the initial steps to create a basic income in the form of an Alaskan-style resource dividend. That would make it only the second regular basic income in the world and the first on a national … Continue reading

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U.S. Senator introduces a bill to implement BIG—in Iraq

Many people believe that the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend is an idea ready to export—a model that should be copied around the world. Two U.S. Senators have gotten the idea that the Alaska model is ready to be copied, not … Continue reading

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Alaska Permanent Fund rebounds as managers reorganize investment strategy

The Alaska Permanent Fund (APF) has rebounded slightly after taking an unprecedented loss of more than 25 percent last year. By the end of its fiscal year on June 30, it was down (only) 17 percent. At the same time, … Continue reading

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