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I'm afraid that it is beyond the realm of possibility for most nations to do anything like this.
The NPF (check the links in the left-hand margin) invests a certain portion of the state's income in this fund.  The state is running a huge surplus due mainly due to income from the oil (and gas, to a lesser extent) production in the North Sea.
Given the current crude prices, the surplus is beyond any previous (conservative) budget.
by ask on Thu Aug 18th, 2005 at 09:04:31 PM EST
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