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Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee

Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend

Examining Its Suitability as a Model

Editors: Widerquist, K., Howard, M. (Eds.)

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About this book

Contributors discuss the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF) and Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) as a model both for resource policy and for social policy. This book explores whether other states, nations, or regions would benefit from an Alaskan-style dividend. The book also looks at possible ways that the model might be altered and improved.

About the authors

Karl Widerquist is Associate Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He holds two doctorates—one in Political Theory from Oxford University (2006) and one in Economics from the City University of New York (1996). He is coauthor of Economics for Social Workers, coeditor of The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee, coeditor of Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend: Assessing its Suitability as a Model (Palgrave Macmillan), and coeditor of Exporting the Alaska Model: Adapting the Permanent Fund Dividend for Reform around the World (Palgrave Macmillan). He is a founding editor of the journal Basic Income Studies and has published scholarly articles on economics, politics, and philosophy in journals such as Political Studies, Utilitas, Eastern Economic Journal, Politics and Society, and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

Reviews

"Few income distribution mechanisms are as strikingly original or widely discussed as the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. Written by first-rate experts, this volume offers the first comprehensive overview of its history, operation, achievements, and limits. This book could not have been more timely, as new tax-and-transfer models are being considered, tried, and discussed throughout the world." - Yannick Vanderborght, professor of Political Science, Facultes Saint-Louis Brussels & Louvain University, Belgium

"A wide-ranging and enjoyable romp through a great deal of intellectual territory . . . An excellent and long overdue examination of a significant and unique government program." - Eastern Economic Journal


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Success in Alaska

    Widerquist, Karl (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • The Improbable but True Story of How the Alaska Permanent Fund and the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Came to Be

    Groh, Cliff (et al.)

    Pages 15-39

  • How the APF and the PFD Operate: The Peculiar Mechanics of Alaska’s State Finances

    Erickson, Gregg (et al.)

    Pages 41-48

  • The Economic and Social Impacts of the Permanent Fund Dividend on Alaska

    Goldsmith, Scott

    Pages 49-63

  • Politics, the Preservation of Natural Resource Wealth, and the Funding of a Basic Income Guarantee

    Bryan, James B. (et al.)

    Pages 65-83

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-01502-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-11207-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-29423-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend
Book Subtitle
Examining Its Suitability as a Model
Editors
  • K. Widerquist
  • M. Howard
Series Title
Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Karl Widerquist and Michael W. Howard
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01502-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137015020
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11207-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29423-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 267
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