Speed Renting

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6 – 8pm Sept 16th @ Horse Bazaar In conjunction with our I Want to Live Here film competition, we are running a Speed Renting night to assist in the pursuit of the perfect living environment. Speed Renting is similar to Speed Dating, though this time home hunters meet house holders. It’s time share householders […]

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Rising oil prices; falling property values?

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photo credit: Svadilfari by Gavin R. Putland (Address to the Melbourne Unitarian Peace Memorial Church, August 17, 2008.) Thank you, Peter. And thanks to all of you for welcoming this former Trinitarian Methodist, and current Trinitarian Orthodox Christian. I’m here as Research Officer for Prosper Australia, which is Australia’s leading Georgist organization. A “Georgist” is […]

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E.J Craigie

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“Communally created values must be safeguarded, and it is the function of government to collect into the public treasury the value attaching to land by reason of the presence of the people, as that is the natural source from which public revenue should be drawn.” “This small bespeckled man was always looked upon in the […]

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Fred Harrison’s Digital Dimensions Expand

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Fred has gone digital! He also has a new website, and a new blog with the title cheekily borrowed off our own Renegade Economists radio show. Interest in his work is really taking off, such that a regretful property developer has made a 2 part clip featuring Fred’s analysis of the 18 year cycle. It’s […]

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The Great Capital-Gains-Tax Hoax

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photo credit: Paul Keleher Gavin R. Putland In light of the recent Tax and Transfer Review by the Federal Government, lobbying interests are moving to reduce capital gains taxes. The term “capital gain” contains a deliberate contradiction: real capital doesn’t gain. Capital, as defined by the classical economists, is a product of human effort. Land […]

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Tax Review Must Enhance Property Taxes

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photo credit: x_jamesmorris Wednesday’s release of the Architecture of Australia’s Tax and Transfer System review paper saw commentary by lobby groups attacking capital gains taxes. PETER ANDERSON, CEO ACCI: Our capital gains tax has not been looked at in an analytical way for more than 20 years. And capital gains tax as it currently is […]

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Should Resource Rents Count as National Savings?

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photo credit: Torley David Smiley All countries save about 25 percent of what they produce, their Gross Domestic Product or GDP, for investment as capital in future production. In national accounts these “savings” include environmental damage and natural resource depletion incurred in the process of production. This does not seem a very good measure of […]

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117th Annual Henry George Dinner

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Download Flyer Equal and inalienable rights to the Earth – ground, water and air: when and how should one allow enclosing the commons? Tues Sept 2nd This year we are fortunate to have Dr Terry Dwyer deliver the Commemorative Address. As a highly respected Resource Economist, Terry has chosen this year’s topic based on the […]

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