Tag: Paradox

  • Alaska Has an Investment Return Paradox

    Alaska Has an Investment Return Paradox

    Over the last five years, Alaska has pivoted from being a Petro-state to a Trust Fund kid. Thanks to years of saving and re-investing a quarter of our oil royalties, we now have over $66 billion in the bank. And, those billions of dollars go to work every day, bringing billions of friends home to…

  • The Alaskan Case of Dutch Disease

    The Alaskan Case of Dutch Disease

    We all dream about what we would do if a couple million dollars fell into our laps. It turns out, most of those stories don’t work out the way we would think. Lottery winners don’t always make the best decisions. Instead, they buy luxurious houses and cars, and go on exotic vacations. Before long, all…