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By J. P. Tangen
Special to Mining News 

Alaskans ask: Where did I come from?

The federal government seems determined to regulate resource development out of existence at a time when we cannot pay our bills

 

Last updated 7/19/2015 at Noon



A brief survey of the history of mankind suggests that most communities were organized around the successful exploitation of nearby natural resources.

More "civilized" city-states were able to collectively develop the available resources with efficiencies that generated surpluses.

Such efficiencies required a class of leaders, which, in many instances, favored the ambitious.

Ambitious lea...



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