Goa’s debt burden is soaring

The Herald points out that the per capita public debt burden is around Rs. 100,000. While large, this is a fraction of the loss from mining estimated at Rs. 53,833 crores over the eight years of 2004-05 through 2011-12. Had this loss been captured, saved in the Permanent Fund and a Citizen’s Dividend paid, each of us would be receiving around Rs. 1,000 every …

Why did Alaska legislate the Permanent Fund and Dividend

Rachel Waldholz explains in the Alaska Public some of the reasoning behind the Permanent Fund and Dividend. Some quotes from Alaska Gov. Jay Hammond (who was responsible) “You’ve got to remove the money” “Put it behind a rope, where you cannot utilize it for flamboyant expenditures.” “I wanted to transform oil wells pumping oil for a finite period, into money wells pumping money for …

Iron ore mining in Goa

The Navhind Times carried a couple of interesting articles by Dr. Nandkumar Kamat titled “How Goa missed the bus in iron ore exports”. His articles show clearly how Goa lost out during the mining stoppage. This new article titled “Mining of past 8 years was a total loss for our future generations” published by Navhind elaborates on Dr. Kamat’s articles. You can …