Karl Williams

HG Wells – feudal critique

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By Karl Williams As part of the Geoists in History series: Key quotes: “The World State in this ideal presents itself as the sole landowner of the earth, with the great local governments I have adumbrated, the local municipalities, holding, as it were, feudally under it as landlords. The State or these subordinates holds all […]

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Tinkering on the Edge

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photo credit: flatworldsedge Economic Answers Way off the Mark by Karl Williams Another neoclassical excuse-maker has just hit the airwaves, claiming to identify the causes of the GFC and even hailing Alan Greenspan as the prophet who was ignored as the GFC loomed! Once again, the fact that our economic system allows land speculation – […]

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Economic Crisis Unveils Policy Vacuum

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photo credit: zachstern Karl Williams Progress Magazine’s editorial column. Make sure you sign up to receive a hard copy of our hard hitting magazine – Trial Subscriptions are available. This time of economic crisis is when we make our run. Politicians, think-tanks, bankers and the commentariat are proving to the public that their voodoo economics […]

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“The Banana Cannot Have The Tax!”

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The Economics of Thailand Karl Williams A conundrum wrapped in a paradox is perhaps the best way to describe Thailand, and its economic system is no exception as our rolling travelogue will illustrate. To pick apart this puzzle, I had the assistance of the only two geoists in Thailand, who were also my gracious hosts […]

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Devouring the Planet – True Cost of Food

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Time: 7pm, Friday August 1 A kilogram of beef contains between 15,000 and 100,000 litres of embodied water. For every kilogram of wheat grown in Australia, seven kilograms of topsoil are lost. We give lip service to concerns about peak oil and greenhouse gases, yet our agricultural industry is utterly dependent on unsustainable quantities of […]

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