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Exporting the Alaska Model
Adapting the Permanent Fund Dividend for Reform around the World
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
06 Aug 2012
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This book examines the feasibility of exporting the Alaska model (the Alaska Permanent Fund and the Permanent Fund Dividend) to other places and for other kinds of resources.


Description

This book examines the feasibility of exporting the Alaska model (the Alaska Permanent Fund and the Permanent Fund Dividend) to other places and for other kinds of resources.


Reviews

"The Alaska Permanent Fund has reached its 30th anniversary and is one of the world's unsung innovations in social and economic policy. It offers a route to income redistribution and prompts realistic thoughts of more ambitious schemes to provide universal basic income security. This book is an important contribution to what should be a much more widespread debate about the Fund's role and potential." - Guy Standing, professor of Economic Security, University of Bath


Contents

Introduction
Exporting an Idea; K.Widerquist & M.Howard
PART I: EXPANSION OF THE MODEL USING EXISTING FUNDS AND DIVIDENDS
The Iranian Resource Dividend; H.Tabatabai
Overcoming Dividend Skepticism: Why the World's Sovereign Wealth Funds are Not Paying Dividends; A.Cummine
Room for Improvement? Assessing the Strengths and Shortcomings of the Alaska Model in Advance of Export; A.Hartzok
What Happens to the Permanent Fund Dividend and the Rest of Alaska's Unique Fiscal System as Oil Production Continues to Fall?; C.Groh
PART II: WIDER APPLICATION OF THE MODEL
Applying the Alaska model in a Resource-Poor State: The Example of Vermont; G.Flomenhoft
A Worldwide Resource Dividend and its Effects on World Poverty; P.Segal
Constituting the Commons: Oil and Development in Post-Independence South Sudan; J.Hickel
Introduction to Chapter 9: Jay Sterner Hammond: Egalitarian philosopher, Alaska Governor; L.Smith
The Ideal Solution: A Plan for Iraq?; J.Hammond
A Cap on Carbon and a Basic Income: A Defensible Combination in the United States?; M.W.Howard
A Permanent Endowment for the United States; K.Widerquist
Exporting the Alaska Model to Alaska: How Big Could the Permanent Fund Be if the State Really Tried? And Can a Larger Fund Insulate an Oil-Exporter from the End of the Boom?; K.Widerquist
PART III: A HYBRID PROPOSAL WITH COMMENTARY
Citizens' Capital Accounts: A Proposal; K.Widerquist
A Jubilee Tax for Citizens' Capital Accounts; M.W.Howard
Widerquist on Citizens' Capital Accounts; J.Bernsten
Freedom, Development and Oil: Citizens' Capital Accounts for Iraq; A.Banai
Citizens' Capital Accounts: A Comment; C.L.Griffin, Jr
Reply to Comments; K.Widerquist
PART IV: CONCLUSION
The Alaska Model as a Menu of Options; K.Widerquist & M.W.Howard



Authors

KARL WIDERQUIST is a visiting Associate Professor in Political Philosophy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He holds two doctorates - one in Political Theory form Oxford University (2006) and one in Economics from the City University of New York (1996). He is co-author (with Michael A. Lewis) of Economics for Social Workers, co-editor (With Michael A. Lewis and Steven Pressman) of Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee, and co-editor of Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research. He is a founding editor of the journal Basic Income Studies, and he has published scholarly articles on Economics, Politics, and Philosophy in journals such as Political Studies, Utilitas, the Eastern Economic Journal, Politics and Society, and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.
MICHAEL W. HOWARD is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Maine, USA, and the national coordinator of the US Basic Income Guarantee Network. He is the author of Self-management and the Crisis of Socialism, and the editor of Socialism, and has published numerous articles on basic income, environmental justice, and other topics in social and political philosophy.