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The Monthly Discussion – Gate crashing the Fabians

June 17, 2019 - 12:52 -- Admin

What: Housing and Homelessness – The Fabians Where: Melbourne Multicultural Hub – Green Room | 506 Elizabeth St. Melbourne When: Wednesday, June 26 Time: 6pm Cost: Free – RSVP here The Australian Fabians are running an interactive event on “Housing and Homelessness” that coincides with the time we normally run our own discussion night. So we […]

Ghost towers a sign of supply success?

June 12, 2019 - 17:05 -- Admin

The ninth Speculative Vacancies report continues to make waves with a live cross yesterday on Sydney’s ghost towers (ABC TV 24) and a further interview on Sydney’s ABC 7pm News bulletin. This followed on from the ABC online story – Sydney hit by Ghost tower phenomenon. Prosper continues to ask if supply-side solutions are the […]

Geoists in History

June 5, 2019 - 08:06 -- Admin

Geoists in History Patrick Edward Dove (1815-1873) by Karl Williams “So long as the aristocracy have all the land, and derive the rent of it, the labourer is only a serf, and a serf he will remain until he has uprooted the rights of private landed property. The land is for the nation, and not […]

Victorian Budget Perspectives

May 28, 2019 - 15:25 -- Admin

Taken from our fortnightly Evolving Economics enews.Subscribe here Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has delivered a great set of budget measures which will improve the resilience, fairness and efficiency of Victoria’s tax system. This budget features a number of changes Prosper has advocated for years. Now that the Victoria is facing a stamp duty decimation, savvy […]

Pallas backhands ‘Tennis Court Exemption’ as Vic’s finances shrink away

May 27, 2019 - 11:50 -- Admin

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has pre-announced Land Tax changes ahead of Monday night’s state budget. Expect a dramatic budget contraction as Victoria’s key ‘own revenue’ source, Stamp Duty, has shrunk with the fall in both property transaction volumes and prices. “The government says stamp duty revenue will collapse by an average of $1.3 billion a […]

Ricardo’s Classical Political Economy

May 23, 2019 - 15:04 -- Admin

Geoists in History David Ricardo (1772-1823) by Karl Williams “The interest of the landlord is always opposed to the interests of every other class in the community.” The father of classical political economy, David Ricardo, was more than a theoretical economist for his economics armed the reformers attacking the agricultural aristocracy’s obscene economic privileges. While […]

The Monthly Discussion in May – Who Owns Outer Space?

May 9, 2019 - 13:28 -- Admin

What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza When: Wednesday, May 29 Time: 6pm Cost: Free “The Earth is the cradle of humanity but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever” -Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Private companies are actively promoting plans to mine in Outer Space, and for the first time, these are seeming not far-fetched, but probable.  Thus, […]

Podcast: Justice Before Liberty, ok!

April 29, 2019 - 14:46 -- Admin

Renegade Economists Show 575 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the weekly podcast. Show Notes Part 2 of Karl’s Georgist course – the key essentials to this timeless philosophy. We discuss first principles including birth rights, primary factors of production, justice, liberty and the importance of effective redistribution policy. […]