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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.
Exporting an Idea; K.Widerquist & M.HowardPART I: EXPANSION OF THE MODEL USING EXISTING FUNDS AND DIVIDENDS
The Iranian Resource Dividend; H.TabatabaiOvercoming Dividend Skepticism: Why the World's Sovereign Wealth Funds are Not Paying Dividends; A.CummineRoom for Improvement? Assessing the Strengths and Shortcomings of the Alaska Model in Advance of Export; A.HartzokWhat 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 MODELApplying the Alaska model in a Resource-Poor State: The Example of Vermont; G.FlomenhoftA Worldwide Resource Dividend and its Effects on World Poverty; P.SegalConstituting the Commons: Oil and Development in Post-Independence South Sudan; J.HickelIntroduction to Chapter 9: Jay Sterner Hammond: Egalitarian philosopher, Alaska Governor; L.SmithThe Ideal Solution: A Plan for Iraq?; J.HammondA 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.WiderquistExporting 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.WiderquistPART III: A HYBRID PROPOSAL WITH COMMENTARY
Citizens' Capital Accounts: A Proposal; K.WiderquistA Jubilee Tax for Citizens' Capital Accounts; M.W.HowardWiderquist on Citizens' Capital Accounts; J.BernstenFreedom, Development and Oil: Citizens' Capital Accounts for Iraq; A.BanaiCitizens' Capital Accounts: A Comment; C.L.Griffin, JrReply to Comments; K.WiderquistPART IV: CONCLUSION
The Alaska Model as a Menu of Options; K.Widerquist & M.W.Howard
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.