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    Jim Crawford

    Jim Crawford is a third-generation Alaskan entrepreneur who resides in Anchorage. The Alaska Institute for Growth is a local think tank which studies and reports on and may sponsor projects of sustained economic growth for the Alaskan economy. Mr. Crawford known as the Permanent Fund Defender was a member of the Investment Advisory Committee, appointed by Governor Hammond to plan and execute the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
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    No, paying the statutory PFD is not a socialist giveaway – it belongs to Alaskans

    Tim Bradner, an otherwise reasonable person, made a couple outrageous statements is his recent column published in the Anchorage Daily News. It caught my...

    Let Alaskans begin the great PFD debate in earnest

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy is right, “We need the full dividend to stabilize the Alaska economy.” When the late Gov. Jay Hammond appointed the Investment...

    Alaska can solve budget crisis by ending unconstitutional appropriations

    “Defunding power cost equalization would gut a lifeline for rural Alaska” was published by ADN on Nov. 10. Meera Kohler expertly laid out the...

    ‘Alaska is not broke.’ Let me say that again.

    As a banker in Alaska for about 50 years prior to retirement, I have a time-consuming habit of reading lengthy financial statements, since the...

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