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Progress Prosper

May 23, 2018 - 12:24 -- Admin

The latest edition of Progress is out! Each May we celebrate the anniversary of the magazine. This is the 115th year the magazine has been in operation. If you would like a digital copy emailed to you sign up below. Become a member to receive a physical copy. Here is the editorial. Recent Prosper news includes […]

The Hope of Economic Growth

May 16, 2018 - 10:51 -- Admin

The narrative of endless economic growth delivering society’s needs is questioned by this revealing graph on the classical components of GDP, released in Prosper Australia’s Trickle Up Economics report. The national accounts provide detailed analysis of who gets what. But when the gross figures are broken across the three factors of production, the streamlined perspective […]

Victorian Budget Formula

May 1, 2018 - 17:06 -- Admin

Read our Victorian budget submission for further detail on the following issues. A first glance at the Victorian State Budget sees an election year budget, light on reform, big on expenditure. The billowing Victorian land market underpinned most of the spending, with $7.1 bn in stamp duties alone. Some say that the property sector was […]

The Monthly Discussion

February 28, 2018 - 11:23 -- Admin

The Monthly Discussion – Geo-libertarianism: Across the left-right divide When: Tuesday March 6 Time: 6pm Where: Level 1, 64 Harcourt St, North Melbourne Presenter: Ed Dodson (USA) Cost: Free. All welcome. Come along for the March instalment of our regular discussion night. If you’ve ever taken that online Political Compass test, and ended up somewhere near […]

Prosper’s Victorian Budget submission

February 27, 2018 - 10:18 -- Admin

Prosper Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the 2018- 2019 Victorian budget. This submission focuses on the role of State Land Tax (SLT) in the design of an effective policy response to the housing affordability crisis. Prosper welcomes the Victorian Government’s emphasis on housing affordability. Efforts to dampen speculative demand, such as the Vacant […]

America’s Tollbooth Future?

February 13, 2018 - 12:49 -- Admin

The Trump administration has shown the necessity of harnessing the windfall gains property owners enjoy when infrastructure is built in close proximity. The Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America includes the following section: C. Transit 1. Require Value Capture Financing as Condition of Receipt of Transit Funds for Capital Investment Grants (A) Federal programs […]

Packer’s paradise: another land grab

February 9, 2018 - 13:11 -- Admin

James Packer has teamed up with Robert de Niro to establish an exclusive resort on the paradise island of Barbuda (Antigua). Our interviewee is Barbudan Teckla C Negga Melchior, who tells the story from the perspective of an anthropologist with a strong understanding of the process of law via her experiences at the United Nations. […]

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