Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining its Suitability as a Model

Hardcover | February 15, 2012

EditorKarl Widerquist, Michael W. Howard

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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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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-ta...

Karl Widerquist is an associate professor at SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University. He is coauthor of Economics for Social Workers and the Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee, as well as an editor of the journal, Basic Income Studies.Michael Howard is professor of Philosophy at the University of Maine, specializing in social...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:286 pages, 9.5 × 5.67 × 0.86 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction: Success in Alaska; Karl Widerquist & Michael W. Howard
PART I: THE HISTORY, ECONOMICS, AND POLITICS OF THE ALASKA MODEL
Chapter 2: The Improbable but True Story of How the Alaska Permanent Fund and the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Came to Be; Cliff Groh & Gregg Erickson
Chapter 3: How the APF and the PFD Operate: the Peculiar Mechanics of Alaska's State Finances; Cliff Groh & Gregg Erickson
Chapter 4: The Economic and Social Impacts of the Permanent Fund Dividend on Alaska; Scott Goldsmith
Chapter 5: Politics, Preservation of Natural Resource Wealth, and the Funding of a Basic Income Guarantee; James B. Bryan & Sarah Lamarche Castillo
Chapter 6: Risk and the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend; Michael A. Lewis
Chapter 7: Permanent Perhaps: Challenges to the Model in Alaska in its First 30 Years; Gregg Erickson & Cliff Groh
Chapter 8: Critical Reflections on the Future of Alaska's Permanent Fund and Dividend; Karl Widerquist & Michael W. Howard
PART II: THE ETHICS OF THE ALASKA MODEL
Chapter 9: Left-libertarianism and the Resource Dividend; Ian Carter
Chapter 10: Basic Income and the Alaska Model: Limits of the Resource Dividend Model for the Implementation of an Unconditional Basic Income; Almaz Zelleke
Chapter 11: Stakeholding Through the Permanent Fund Dividend: Fitting Practice to Theory; Christopher L. Griffin, Jr.
Chapter 12: The Alaska Model: A Republican Perspective; David Casassas & Jurgen De Wispelaere
Chapter 13: Climate Change, Complicity & Compensation; Stephen Winter
Chapter 14: Why Link Basic Income to Resource Taxation? Karl Widerquist & Michael W. Howard
Conclusion
Chapter 15: Conclusion: Lessons from the Alaska Model; Karl Widerquist & Michael W. Howard
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