Monthly Archives: December 2011

ALASKA makes thirtieth annual dividend payment

Alaska paid its 30th annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) this October. The PFD is Alaska’s small and irregularly sized Basic Income. It has been paid to all citizens who meet the residency requirement since 1982. This year’s payment of $1174 … Continue reading

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CNN editorial proposes “Alaska solution” for Libya’s resource curse

Libya has been a classic case of the resource curse: enormous resource wealth (even on a per-person basis), but instead of prosperity, the windfall has coincided with poverty and political oppression. The new government now has the job of finding … Continue reading

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