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Meet the woman who gives every Alaskan $2,000 a year

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  • I much enjoyed talking to Angela Rodell, and found her views on how geopolitics affect their longterm investing particularly fascinating:

    On turbulent US politics: "The challenge for us is to look at it and go, “This is more the norm for other parts of the world.” However, that volatility is creating

    I much enjoyed talking to Angela Rodell, and found her views on how geopolitics affect their longterm investing particularly fascinating:

    On turbulent US politics: "The challenge for us is to look at it and go, “This is more the norm for other parts of the world.” However, that volatility is creating disruption: "So, if anything, I think you’d almost want to put more money into the US at this time."

    On geopolitical volatility: "It raises flags about our ability to get into some of the places that we wanted to get into. Like for example, if you want to expand into India, into China, into Africa, into some of these places, there can be geopolitical concerns, trade noise, things that make you do a different risk assessment than you might’ve done a year or two ago."

    On Brexit: "The United Kingdom will continue to be an interesting place to have investments for the long term because I don’t think the United Kingdom is throwing up its borders, shutting down for business and going away. I think it’s just going to be a little different. We don’t know how that’s gonna look and some of that has already been priced in, so we’re just watching directionally where the demand is."

  • Fascinating how it varies each year. Adds a new dimension of risk for all Alaskans!

  • I've seen headlines on Alaska's citizen "dividend" efforts but now it's great to hear from the CEO of the Alaskan Permanent Fund, Angela Rodell, on this approach—prepping the state's citizens on AI and less reliance on oil.

    "The global economy is probably going to look how many of us expected it to

    I've seen headlines on Alaska's citizen "dividend" efforts but now it's great to hear from the CEO of the Alaskan Permanent Fund, Angela Rodell, on this approach—prepping the state's citizens on AI and less reliance on oil.

    "The global economy is probably going to look how many of us expected it to, which is greater reliance on technology, a greater reliance on artificial intelligence and not as labor intensive in the same way that we traditionally think about about the economy. The economy’s going to be huge."

    It's also fascinating hearing Rodell's thoughts on the Arctic.

    "I think the biggest opportunities are, quite honestly, in the Arctic. I think climate change presents the world with a number of different opportunities for investment."

  • A form of a universal basic income?