EHRP-Supported Article on Alaska Wins Best in Business Award

Frozen Assets,” an EHRP-supported feature by Katia Savchuk, recently won a Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). Here’s what SABEW judges had to say about Savchuk’s piece:

Katia Savchuk traveled to Alaska to explore the politics and life-changing features of the Permanent Fund Dividend, which she presents as a corollary to Universal Basic Income. She opens her story swiftly, moving from a family waiting for their PFD check to how UBI has become a topic of global interest for alleviating income disparity, one of the biggest problems of our time. She digs into the program’s surprising libertarian roots. While comprehensive in her reporting of the politics around the fund, Savchuk never wanders too far away from what this means for families — the very basics of sustenance from clothing for children, to fresh fruit and milk.

Read the full award announcement here.

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