Yearly Archives: 2010

ALASKA DISTRIBUTES DIVIDENDS OF $1281 TO ALL CITIZENS AS FUND CONTINUES ITS REBOUND

Alaskan Governor, Sean Parnell, announced in September that the 2010 Permanent Fund Dividend (the only existing basic income in the world today) is $1,281 per person, which amounts to $2,562 for a family of two and $5,405 for a family of five. Continue reading

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WORKSHOP: EXPORTING THE ALASKA MODEL: SHOULD THE PFD BE COPIED ELSEWHERE?

Several scholars, journalists and public policy experts will gather at the University Alaska-Anchorage to discuss the future of Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend and whether it provides a model worthy of imitation in other places. Continue reading

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ALASKA: Permanent Fund Dividend payout expected to be over $1000

Healthy returns for the 2009-2010 fiscal year have ensured that the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF) has enough money to pay out a dividend of about $1000 this year. The exact figure has not yet been released by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC). Pat Forgey, of the Juneau Empire, estimated last May 28th that the 2010 dividend would be approximately $1,171 for each Alaska resident. Continue reading

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Lessons from Alaska

At a time when progressive social policies are under attack across the industrialized world, the Alaska Dividend continues to be extremely popular. It distributes a yearly dividend to every man, woman, and child in Alaska without any conditions whatsoever. It has helped Alaska maintain one of the lowest poverty rates in the United States. It has helped Alaska become the most economically equal of all 50 states. And it has helped Alaska become the only U.S. state in which equality has risen rather than fallen over the last 20 years. Certainly Alaska is doing something right. Continue reading

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MONGOLIA: Thousands of protesters demand Alaska-style dividend

The Associated Press has been reporting that more than 5,000 and perhaps as many as 10,000 Mongolians have been protesting for a resource dividend. Continue reading

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