40 Years at Prudhoe Bay: What would Alaska look like without oil industry?
Economist says 49th state would bear strong resemblance to East Coast state of Maine
For Petroleum News
Without the oil industry as an economic power-player, Alaska might resemble Maine — more taxes, no Permanent Fund dividend, an older population with slower growth and a much-reduced gross state product.
Scott Goldsmith, economics professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social....
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