Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Permanent Fund Dividend Book and Public Events

Besides the federal probe into Alaska public corruption, I also have written and spoken extensively about the 49th State's unique fiscal system and the threats to it.

Palgrave Macmillan is publishing next month an academic book entitled Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend:   Examining its Suitability as a Model, which includes three chapters co-authored by me.   My co-author in this first volume is Juneau-based economic consultant Gregg Erickson, editor-at-large of the Alaska Budget Report.

I am doing a series of speeches and media availabilities on my contributions to the book and a fourth chapter I wrote for a second volume to be published in June by Palgrave Macmillan.

Two of those events particularly set up for the general audience would be:

1.  A speech entitled "Permanent Fund Dividends--Pros, Cons, Alternatives" this Thursday, February 23, at the Bartlett Democratic Club in Anchorage at 12 noon.    The appearance is at the Denny's Restaurant at 3850 Debarr Road, which is just east of Bragaw Street.

2.  A radio appearance on the program "Hometown, Alaska" on Wednesday, March 7, on Anchorage's public radio station KSKA, 91.1 FM, at 2 p.m.   The hour-long call-in program is broadcast live at 2 p.m. and may be re-broadcast at 7 p.m.   The interviewer will be Charles Wohlforth, an Anchorage-based author who has himself written about Permanent Fund Dividends.

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