Recent Opinion

Watch this page for recent editorials, interviews and blog posts from Kevin McCabe.

How do we measure the value of a human life?

Originally published in the Big Lake Times, April 22, 2020.   The  idea that there was actually a value placed on human life really hit  the mainstream in the early 70s with the emergence of a Mother Jones  article on the exploding Ford Pinto fuel tank. For the first time,  Americans became aware that a […]

No, Ethan… It’s Our Money

Originally published in Make A Scene Magazine, Jan 21, 2020. There is a misunderstanding among some of our legislators regarding the definition and purpose of a “dividend.” It’s apparent that many lawmakers, and some Alaskans, have either forgotten why we have a Permanent Fund Dividend, or forgotten why it was instituted in the first place. […]