Monday, October 29, 2012
Dr. Margo Thorning
On Friday, October 26th, Dr. Margo Thorning spoke to a full house about how U.S. tax and energy policy is affecting Alaska’s economy. Her lecture included in-depth analysis and statistics related directly to Alaska’s industries and circumstances. Her lecture sparked so much discussion that many attendees stayed well past the scheduled end of her lecture.
One suggestion, in particular was that Alaska might try broadening it’s tax base, in lieu of relying on heavily taxing oil companies to supply state revenue. Dr. Thorning argued that this would allow the state to ease up on taxing oil companies, which would in turn encourage more investment in the state on the part of oil companies.
To hear more of Dr. Thorning’s suggestions and analyses, listen to the podcast of her lecture, which will be available for streaming or download on KSKA's website shortly.