Chart of the Week

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 that PFDs come from “unearned” Permanent Fund earnings, and thus, those who receive them benefit from “free money.” But if benefitting from “free money” is the standard by which we are judging things, then Alaska has…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Why we oppose the Cook Inlet gas subsidy bills

Brad Keithley   April 19, 2024

Over the last few weeks, we have written several columns discussing current Cook Inlet gas issues on these pages. We have taken a consistent...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Impact of LNG imports on the Cook Inlet gas market

Brad Keithley   April 12, 2024

One issue some raise when discussing using LNG imports to supplement traditional Cook Inlet supplies is their potential impact on utility gas costs. Indeed...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: ENSTAR’s confusing claims

Brad Keithley   April 5, 2024

At a time when the Legislature and the public urgently need clarity and transparency around Cook Inlet gas issues, we are having a difficult...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Anybody but us

Brad Keithley   March 29, 2024

One of the things that has struck us most during the years we have followed Alaska’s fiscal debates – including this week’s debate over…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Alaska is leaving future generations with even less than a bare cupboard; that needs to change

Brad Keithley   March 22, 2024

As we read through it, a recent thought piece in The Economist struck us hard. The piece, entitled “Oil’s...
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