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Contribution to Book
A Permanent Endowment for the United States
Exporting the Alaska Model (2012)
  • Karl Widerquist
Abstract
This is a chapter from the book, "Exporting the Alaska Model." The chapter argues that the United States can create a permanent resource-based endowment that could finance both a substantial dividend (in the form of an unconditional basic income) and a significant portion of government spending, perhaps nearly all government spending. It argues why endowment financing is a more progressive alternative to the more traditional approach of taxation and regulation.
Keywords
  • Basic Income,
  • Alaska model,
  • endowment,
  • resource dividend,
  • inequality
Disciplines
Publication Date
2012
Editor
Karl Widerquist and Michael Howard
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Citation Information
Karl Widerquist. "A Permanent Endowment for the United States" New YorkExporting the Alaska Model (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/widerquist/60/