A professor's quest to help Alaskans understand the size, and severity, of the fiscal crisis (with video)


An economist in a zipper sweater doesn’t normally bring to mind a superhero, but these are not normal times.
With Alaska teetering on the brink of financial disaster like a school bus hanging off a bridge, Gunnar Knapp -- director of the University of Alaska Anchorage's Institute of Social and Economic Research -- has emerged as the most trusted voice for clearly explaining the complex mess. Four months from retirement, he finds himself speaking every day, in such demand that he has never worked harder.
Alaska Dispatch News captured an abbreviated version of Knapp’s presentation on video.... read more

 
15 February 2016 in Editorial, Views: 23
 


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