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      1. I find that so interesting. So different. Also is it true the Alaskan government gives you like $1500 a month for free?

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      2. HAHAHAHAHA!!!! No.

        But the short version is: in the early 80s the Alaska government (and the people of Alaska) began to invest the revenues made from the oil industry in stocks. Qualified residents receive a portion of the DIVIDEND earned by those profits. It is a small portion. Once a year, those qualified residents receive a check for a varying amount, depending on the profits from the past three years. In the beginning I want to say it was like $400. This year it is estimated to be around $3,600 I believe. However, the governor the last three years made an executive order that basically stole (he used the polite term “capped”) part of it and we the people have received around $1,000. Once a year. Not month. If you’d like to do more research, it’s called the Alaska State Permanent Fund Dividend.

        As a minimalist, this is the lion’s share of the money I get each year and what I live off of.

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      3. The way it was presented to me was as a defense of Universal Basic Income… and look at Alaska (ie a RED state) and they give their people like $1500 to buy groceries and medicine and stuff. I must be honest, the way they sold it to me I was super impressed. But now I’m totally less impressed.
        And now reading about it… even less, less impressed.

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      4. Huh. I’d be interested to know who the “expert” was that shared such misinformation with you. Actually, no, I can’t be bothered with that. LOL I figure if someone doesn’t like it they can either 1) not live here or 2) don’t apply for it if you do. Simple.

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