The Weekly Top 3 (4.30.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 for the week of April 30, 2018, our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week we focus on (1) a very interesting new look by Ed King at King Economics Group at the legislature’s proposed POMV draw rates (at 2:57), (2) a look at at the effect of HB 331, the proposal to issue bonds to fund accelerating the payment of the outstanding oil credit balances, on future Alaskans (at 26:25), and (3) some questions we have for our Congressional delegation about what they are doing to deal with the rapidly growing #NationalDebt (at 41:15).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (4.23.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 for the week of April 23, 2018, our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week we focus on (1) our analysis of how Alaska legislators are dodging personal responsibility for a proportionate share of the costs of government spending (at 3:19), (2) a question that is arising during the discussion of oil tax credit bonds: Why are at least some Alaska House R’s supporting a proposal that will make Alaska’s future spending problems even worse (at 27:13), and (3) a look at what’s going on with oil prices, and is the recent rise sustainable (48:21).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (4.16.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 for the week of April 16, 2018, our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week we focus on (1) the continuing effort by some in the #AKLeg to enact a permanent PFD cut this session (at 2:54), (2) the effort to kick #OilTaxCredits further down the road through bonding (at 26:08), and (3) since its federal tax week, the US budget situation (at 40:13).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (4.9.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 for the week of April 9, 2018, our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week we focus on (1) The battle over PFD cuts (at 3:25), (2) what it will take to really reduce spending (at 22:33), and (3) oil taxes (& credits) (at 35:59).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (4.2.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 for the week of April 2, 2018, our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week.

This week and for the foreseeable future we will be doing The Weekly Top 3 as a segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am. Instead of doing this as a monologue, I will be joining Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week we focus on (1) the budget & the PFD (at 2:05), (2) oil tax credits & bonds (it’s more complicated than you think) (at 25:19), and (3) why we should take #AKLNG seriously (at 39:40). At the end of the show we also talk a bit about this year’s upcoming elections (at 43:05).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (3.26.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 for the week of March 26, 2018, our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week.

This week and for the foreseeable future we will be doing The Weekly Top 3 as a segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am. Instead of doing this as a monologue, I will be joining Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week we focus on (1) Monday’s House vote to restore the full PFD (at 2:25), (2) the #AKSen‘s so-called “spending cap” (at 13:50), and (3) what’s driving oil prices (>$70 as we did the show) (at 37:25).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (3.19.2018)

Welcome to the March 19, 2018 edition of The Weekly Top 3, our weekly podcast covering the top 3 things on our mind as we look ahead to the upcoming week.

This week and for the foreseeable future we will be doing The Weekly Top 3 as a segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am. Instead of doing this as a monologue, I will be joining Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week we focus on (1) the dynamics at work as the state budget works through the #AKLeg (at 3:00), (2) who the Alaska Senate is really protecting by making PFD cuts (at 13:45), and (3) the surprising, potential impact on #AKLNG of the Trump Administration’s tariffs (at 25:35).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 for March 12, 2018

WELCOME to this week’s edition of The Weekly Top 3, our quick, 15 minute-ish review of the three biggest issues on which we are focusing as we pivot from the prior week to the one upcoming.

This week we focus on (1) Constitutionalizing the PFD (at 1:35); (2) the worth of the Senate’s proposed statutory spending limit (at 11:36); and (3) surprisingly, why a US/China trade war may be good for #AKLNG (at 15:54).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 for March 5, 2018

WELCOME to this week’s edition of The Weekly Top 3, our quick, 15 minute-ish review of the three biggest issues on which we are focusing as we pivot from the prior week to the one upcoming.

This week we focus on (1) why the Administration’s (and Senate’s) explanation for cutting the PFD is silly (at 1:09), (2) the merits of POMV (at 8:30), and (3) Alaska’s Congressional delegation & the #NationalDebt (at 16:40).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 for February 26, 2018

WELCOME to this week’s edition of The Weekly Top 3, our quick, 15 minute-ish review of the three biggest issues on which we are focusing as we pivot from the prior week to the one upcoming.

This week we focus on (1) the Administration’s newest plan for paying off oil tax credits (at 1:06), (2) whether taking half of the PFD is just step 1 of the Senate’s fiscal plan (at 9:24), and (3) state funding levels for the University (at 15:22).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.