Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend


Examining its Suitability as a Model

Editors: Karl Widerquist and Michael W. Howard

SKU: N1207 Category: ISBN: 978-0230112070


Examining its Suitability as a Model

Discussing the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF) and Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) as a model both for resource policy and for social policy, contributors explore whether other states, nations, or regions would benefit from an Alaskan-style dividend. Many other jurisdictions could create similar funds and dividends, but most of them under-tax resources, giving resources away to corporations who sell them back to the people. Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend looks back at the success of the APF and PFD, and it looks forward (using theory and empirical investigation) to see how the Alaska model can be of use in other places and how the model might be altered and improved.


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