Best Georgist Writer 2015

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The 124th Annual Henry George Commemorative dinner saw the EJ Craigie award for best Georgist writing given to Matt Ellis for his arresting piece on The housing crash we had to have: A Gen Y perspective on the bubble. Matt Ellis has been an outstanding writer over the year with a number of eye catching […]

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Abolish All Taxes

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Letter to the Editor Australian Financial Review Sept 1, 2015 Proponents of increasing either payroll tax or the GST are like Tweedledum and Tweedledee, dancing around and seeming to argue, yet holding hands (“Payroll tax surfaces as the next GST”, AFR August 28). If we get more payroll tax, we will have fewer jobs and […]

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Intergenerational fairness

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by Jesse Hermans Recently La Trobe’s Philosophy Politics and Economics Society and Ideas Society joint hosted an event on Intergenerational Fairness with some good insights into what future generations face – including my own. I was sorely disappointed by John Daley, CEO of the Grattan Institute, for two reasons – his excellent data collection not […]

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Enews: China, Housing Inquiry, CGO Conference and more

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  Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia  AUGUST 2015 What makes a successful tax state? Wednesday September 2nd Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe St, Melbourne From 6pm $30 (includes dinner and lecture) RSVP & Tickets We are pleased to announce Professor Miranda Stewart, leading international […]

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Another day, another parliamentary inquiry

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The House of Representatives economic committee inquiry into Home Ownership was opened with fanfare and encouraging comments by chair John Alexander (Liberal, Bennelong): “Some have said we are on track to becoming a Kingdom where the Lords own all the land and the biggest Lord will be King and the enslaved serf tenant is paying […]

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China’s Economic Fundamentals Exposed

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With 8.5% of the Shanghai Composite wiped off on Black Monday, the risky world of speculative capitalism is under the microscope. As Steve Keen reminds us, Chinese private debt was very low post 2008, but debt to GDP has since grown by 80%. A hefty 35% jump in private debt to GDP occurred in 2010, […]

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A ‘capital gain’ is a private tax

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By Dr. Gavin Putland – crossposted from the Land Values Research Group The noisiest campaigners for lower taxes complain only about public taxes while ignoring or defending the unrequited tributes collected by private agents under the guise of market transactions. The noisiest campaigners for lower welfare expenditure complain only about transfers that pass through the […]

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Evolving Economics Enews, Aug 11

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Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia AUGust 2015 Miranda Stewart to speak at the 124th dinner Wednesday September 2nd, from 6pm The Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe St, Melbourne RSVP & Tickets ($30 includes dinner and lecture) We are excited to announce Miranda Stewart […]

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124th Henry George Dinner with Prof. Miranda Stewart – 2 September

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Prosper Australia is excited to announce leading international expert on tax law and policy Professor Miranda Stewart  as speaker at the 124th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner. Miranda is Director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at Crawford School, Australian National University. RSVP & Tickets. She poses the question: What makes a successful tax state? Her talk will […]

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Political cowardice, bad taxes and the FIRB furball

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The Australian people are being distracted from the main game by a mad side-show over foreign nationals buying our land. The sheer scale of this buying is further inflating our sorely overheated property market, imposing great costs on first-time buyers, giving a free carry to existing owners and adding to the distortions in our economy […]

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