3-19-21 Lest We Forget: Alaska Once Had A Stable Investment Climate!

  Lest We Forget: On March 18, 1981 Alaska Created Two Decades Of Investment/Tax/Economic/Social Stability Commentary by Dave Harbour (Video: Governor Jay Hammond and Legislature Define 'Fair Share' Of Petroleum Revenue 3-18-81 from Dave Harbour archives on Vimeo.) TRANS ALASKA PIPELINE SYSTEM (TAPS)  Four decades ago yesterday, Alaska created what was to be two decades of "quasi"-fiscal stability.  We say, "quasi" because even in the wake of "reform", politicians would continuously be seeking "more revenue". But let us begin the story this way.  1980-81 was an era when [...]

3-18-2021 Big & Challenging China Meeting In Alaska Today Likely Affects Alaska & US (& Australia, Canada, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Etc.) Energy Policies

Ted Talk: A 2018 Australian Perspective On China We ask ourselves: "Is there another path toward ultimate peace without demanding appeasement by/from either party?"  You be the judge.  -dh Advice To US Diplomats Meeting With Chinese Counterparts In Anchorage Today: Learn From The Past  Be aware that the July 27, 1953, Korean War Armistice was not a treaty.  Technically, we are still at war with two determined communist allies: China and North Korea. Be aware that a senior Chinese leader visited Alaska during Governor Sean [...]

3-4-2021, Déjà Vu?

Note: In doing a little research today I came across the Commentary below.  I am reprinting it today, thinking some readers might find value in comparing the challenges six years ago, to today's.  -dh 5-4-15 Never Again "Never Again" by Dave Harbour   Thirty years ago President Ronald Reagan visited the Holocaust Memorial at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany. He spoke of unspeakable crimes against humanity and asked his audience to resolve, "Never Again". Switch now to a fanciful world that is present-day America.  Citizens focus on leading normal lives while [...]

3-1-21 Point of Personal Privilege: Honorable Mike Bradner

We respect the life of our friend, Mike Bradner Governor Dunleavy Honors Former House Speaker Mike Bradner   February 27, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – Governor Mike Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy are asking Alaskans to join them in mourning the passing of former Alaska State Representative and Speaker of the House Mike Bradner. Mr. Bradner represented the Fairbanks area for five consecutive terms from 1967 to 1976, serving as Speaker of the House during the 9th Session of the Alaska Legislature from 1975 through 1976. “Mike served Alaska with wisdom [...]

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