To the editor: A couple of years ago in Fairbanks, Gunnar Knapp, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, 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 Gunnar received was this: The people of Norway value what they get from the government.
Think about that Alaskans. I hope we get there.