Tag: dividend

  • Do Alaskans Really get Paid to Live There?

    Do Alaskans Really get Paid to Live There?

    Whenever I travel to the Lower 48, I usually get asked this question: “Do you really get paid just for living in Alaska?” My answer typically sounds like an economist trying to answer a politician’s question. There’s a lot to unpack for me to give you a full answer, but the bottom line is “kinda.”…

  • The 3 Opposing Views of the PFD

    The 3 Opposing Views of the PFD

    The legislature is currently debating the future of Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD). The operating budget has passed, without a PFD. A separate appropriation bill for the PFD has failed on the Senate floor. The House minority tried to stuff the PFD into the capital budget, but didn’t have the votes. And now, a “PFD…