9. RSF News: Special Offers on Alaska Permanent Fund Books

Exporting Alaska Model

Exporting the Alaska Model
Adapting the Permanent Fund Dividend for Reform around the World

Every year, every Alaskan gets paid. They receive a small dividend financed by returns on a fund created from the state’s resource revenues – what the authors have called the ‘Alaska model.’ This timely book examines how the model can be adapted for use elsewhere, examining issues of implementation and showing that this model can be employed even in resource-poor areas in the industrialized and in the industrializing world.

Edited by Karl Widerquist and Michael W. Howard
Series: Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee
Hardcover 312 pp
ISBN: 9781137006592
RSF: N0659
2012 Palgrave Macmillan
List Price: $100 Special Offer: $65.00

 

Alaska Permanent

Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend
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.

Edited by Karl Widerquist and Michael W. Howard
Series: Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee
Hardcover 286 pp
ISBN: 9780230112070
RSF: N1207
2012 Palgrave Macmillan
List Price: $100 Special Offer: $65.00


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