An Introduction to Georgism

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photo credit: Patrick Gannon Presenter – David Collyer for new members and the merely curious 18th November, 7.00 pm Why are incomes, jobs, consumption and business heavily taxed? Why is land rent a superior revenue base for government? Plus: The prosperity the Henry Tax Review promises YOU. Questions and Answers. Refreshments provided. RSVP appreciated, gold […]

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Blaming the 70’s Economic Bust on Oil is Incorrect

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Steven Spadijer gave this years 119th Henry George Commemorative Annual Dinner. The following day we recorded this interview highlighting many of the topics discussed. You may like to look through the powerpoint below. Listen to his interview on the Renegade Economists. Subscribe to the show and download the 11MB file weekly. Henry george dinner presentation […]

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Selling alleys and lanes: latifundia at work.

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Melbourne City Council is selling lanes to developers, according to The Age today. It makes a pretty penny, too, having pocketed $1.2 million from the sale of part of three lanes in the last 12 months alone. The article sparked an intense debate on the newspaper’s blog.  Sales are energetically supported by citizens disgusted by […]

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Melbourne’s secret plan

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photo credit: Lucia. . . A secret map of Melbourne’s transport plans for the next 30 years was published in The Age yesterday. Doubts were raised about its authenticity (weakly, unconvincingly) by the Victorian government. Average householders may shrug, but this is a treasure map for property pirates speculators. “Here be Gold, mateys! Arrgh!” Knowing […]

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Bailing out property owners

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photo credit: 2careless This is the text of a letter by Dr Gavin Putland published in the Australian Financial Review on Tuesday 5 October 2010: BAILING OUT PROPERTY OWNERS While I share Lucio Conte’s concern about bailing out banks (Letters, October 5), I can’t help noticing that the Australian way is to bail out the […]

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Mr Presley has left the stadium.

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photo credit: RR and Camera At the peak of his career Elvis Presley was so popular audiences would sit and clap at the end of the night, demanding encore after encore.  They couldn’t get enough.  The only way to end the demands and disperse the crowd was for him to leave and to announce: “Mr […]

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