Chart of the Week

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: “Opportunity Cost” and Alaska fiscal policy

Brad Keithley   July 12, 2024

“Opportunity cost is the value of the next-best alternative when a decision is made; it's what is given up.” - Andrea J. Caceres-Santamaria, Senior Economic Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, “Money and Missed Opportunities” in Page...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: It’s the revenues, stupid

Brad Keithley   June 7, 2024

To those of a certain age, one of the most memorable pieces of past campaign strategy is the mantra developed by advisor James Carville…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: The Legislature’s FY25 “fiscal plan”: The Top 20%, non-residents & oil contribute virtually nothing

Brad Keithley   May 31, 2024

A passage in a recent story in the Mat-Su...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Alaska’s Super Socialists

Brad Keithley   May 24, 2024

Some often refer to Permanent Fund Dividends (PFD) as “socialist” and those who advocate for them as “socialists.” The basis for the claim is…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Oil taxes are not a silver bullet

Brad Keithley   May 17, 2024

Last week’s column focused on the fiscal condition in which this Legislature is leaving the state. Our point was that, as a result of...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Where are we headed?

Brad Keithley   May 10, 2024

As we approach the end of the Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) budget cycle - and the start of the 2024 election cycle - we...
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