Treasury to Gillard: “Fix Housing.”

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photo credit: itmpa Last week Treasury made public its Red Book – the economic advice it gives to the incoming government. In it, Treasury lays out a big, bold reform agenda.  On housing, the Red Book is scathing: “Access to adequate housing affects all Australians and is integral to a decent life. It is part […]

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Event: Fairtrade Not Bandaids!

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photo credit: net_efekt Thurs Oct 7th, 6.30pm, 1/ 27 Hardware Lane, Melbourne Karl Williams Wiki defintion: Fair trade is a financial relationship between producers, sellers, and consumers based on the principle of equity within the exchange of goods. Equity is achieved via creating a platform for trade that is transparent and therefore accountable for the […]

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Guardian, Labor on UK LVT Push

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photo credit: Apogee Photography In today’s Guardian via Mark Braund, author of The Possibilities of Progress (available in our bookshop), summarises the rising impetus of LVT in UK politics. As a long-time supporter of land value taxation (LVT), it’s encouraging finally to see such positive coverage of this neglected idea in the mainstream press. For […]

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Global Recession Not Caused by Sub Prime loans

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photo credit: EssG So said David Giesen on Radio National’s Saturday Extra. Listen to David Giesen of the Henry George Historical Society of San Francisco . He recently appeared on the Renegade Economists radio show Earthlings for All (28/07/2010). Subscribe here to listen to interviews with people like Ross Gittins (SMH), Jeff Smith (Citizen’s Dividend) […]

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Australia’s AAA credit rating affirmed. How’s yours?

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i photo credit: Susanica The credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s overnight reaffirmed Australia’s AAA rating. Donald Horne’s 1964 label ‘The Lucky Country’ was ironic, yet fits our unique position as the western world endures its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930’s. S&P says the risks to Australia include its dependence […]

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