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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. […]

The Monthly Discussion in April – IP Monopoly and publicly funding R&D

April 15, 2019 - 13:48 -- Admin

What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza When: Wednesday, April 24 Time: 6pm Cost: Free In a world of rapid technological development and innovation, how can the public ensure a fair return on Intellectual Property (IP) monopolies while furthering investment in R&D and technology? As time goes on, the advancement of technology sees the value of […]

Work With Us

April 12, 2019 - 11:08 -- Admin

Prosper Australia is currently looking for a Marketing Communications expert. Full details can be found here. Prosper Australia is an independent, not-for-prot organisation campaigning for economic justice. Our agenda includes research and advocacy for reforms such as land value capture for transport infrastructure, rezoning windfall gains taxation, shared equity housing models, recombining natural monopolies, and […]

Impeding the Market

April 11, 2019 - 11:04 -- Admin

Here is the livestream of the report launch for Speculative Vacancies 9 – Impeding the Market: The accompanying powerpoint: Speculative Vacancies 9 – Impeding the Market from Prosper Australia Just how much market power should owners of real estate enjoy? Anyone who has ever uttered the words ‘housing supply’ must digest this report.

By Michael Bleby

April 10, 2019 - 15:37 -- Admin

By Michael Bleby, Snr Report, Australian Financial Review The number of vacant investor-owned properties in Melbourne remains high, with as many as 16.2 per cent homes sitting empty, according to the latest Speculative Vacancies report based on 2017 water usage data. The proportion of investment homes using less than 50 litres per day – equivalent […]

Speculative Vacancies 9 – Impeding the market

April 9, 2019 - 06:00 -- Admin

Key recommendations Water data indicates 60,901 residential properties were vacant in 2017 at a rate of 3.9%. Absolute vacancies using zero litres of water revealed 21,326 residential properties at 4.6% of the rental market. Up to 16.2% of investor owned rental properties were potentially vacant. Absolute vacancies had the potential to add 17.3% to housing […]