A couple of years ago in Fairbanks, Institute of Social and Economic Research Director Gunnar Knapp explained the dire budget situation of future Alaska. He relayed a conversation with some Norwegian counterparts. Knowing Norway is a very oil-rich country, how is it the people agree to having many taxes?
The answer Knapp received was this: The people of Norway value what they get from the government. Think about that, Alaskans. I hope we get there.
— Marilyn Russell
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