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The EJ Craigie Writing Award

September 13, 2016 - 14:25 -- Admin

The 2016 EJ Craigie Writing Award was presented at the 125th Annual Henry George Commemorate Dinner to Philip Soos for his excellent article Australia’s Real Lifters and Leaners published by Independent Australia on June 2. While the award is for a single piece of work, the Prosper Australia executive noted Philip’s considerable output and consistent […]

The First Interval – Evaluating ACT’s Land Value Tax Transition – Full Report

September 12, 2016 - 00:03 -- Admin

The First Interval – Evaluating ACT’s Land Value Tax Transition By Dr Cameron Murray Prosper Australia commissioned Dr Murray to examine the early benefits of ACT’s 20 year process replacing conveyancing stamp duty with land tax. His report is here: the-first-interval-evaluating-acts-land-valur-tax-transition

125th Henry George Commemoration Dinner

September 11, 2016 - 19:57 -- Admin

A full house turned up to hear Prosper Australia president, Catherine Cashmore, deliver her address, entitled “The Culture of Abundance” at the 125th Henry George Commemoration Dinner in Melbourne on Thursday night. One of the best speeches for years, a good mixture of Georgists and non-Georgists heard Cashmore explain how much of Australia’s abundance flows pathologically into […]

The First Interval – Evaluating ACT’s Land Value Tax Transition

September 11, 2016 - 19:44 -- Admin

; The First Interval – Evaluating ACT’s Land Value Tax Transition By Dr Cameron Murray Prosper Australia commissioned Dr Murray to examine the early benefits of ACT’s 20 year process replacing conveyancing stamp duty with land tax. He will present his calculations and conclusions at: 12.30-1.15pm Monday 12 September 2016 Boardroom, Hotel Realm 18 National […]

Private tax is the great unspoken of neoliberal philosophy. And the rich are the winners

September 7, 2016 - 11:05 -- Admin

by Philip Soos reposted from The Guardian When we hear talk about taxation, it is naturally assumed to refer to those taxes which are levied by the government. After all, no individual or business can charge anyone else a tax, right? From the 1980s onwards in the neoliberal era, there has been an effort by […]

Land Use Corrupted by Economics and Religion

August 8, 2016 - 11:48 -- Admin

by Bryan Kavanagh reposted from thedepression.org.au ECONOMICS Economics is about how we produce and distribute our wealth. This is important because it’s about us: about our daily lives. But we’ve outsourced economics to economists who don’t understand the role of land within political economy. They’ve put themselves upon a pedestal as high priests of a […]

Land prices are not simply a matter of supply and demand

August 4, 2016 - 11:35 -- Admin

by Bryan Kavanagh Reposted from On-Line Opinion Fortunately, the theory of real estate valuation is not as difficult to comprehend as the theory of value, over which economists continue to fight endlessly. Real estate valuation concerns the assessment of particular parcels’ market price. It is not about some abstract or philosophical theory of value. Maybe […]

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