Flat Tax of a Different Kind

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photo credit: Darwin Bell Letter to the Editor – The Age 24/11 David Barkly, Nunawading Flat tax our future MELBOURNE will become more and more unliveable until population pressure is reduced by decentralisation. Part of the reason for Melbourne’s excessive growth at the expense of the rest of the state is the unfair distribution of […]

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Walter Burley Griffin and Canberra’s early history

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Dr David Headon has put together a revealing document entitled ‘Those Other Americans’ to celebrate Canberra’s early history and their upcoming 2013 centennial. This is a superb introductory document to Georgism (and Australia’s early history), with many references to the influence of Henry George throughout. Griffin’s New Nationalism As early as September 1912, in a […]

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Will ninjas burst the Great Australian Housing Bubble?

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photo credit: The Library of Congress Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked. Warren Buffett In the US housing bubble, banks and financiers gave a mortgage to anyone with a discernable pulse.  NINJAs (No Income, No Job, no Assets) were welcomed – as long as they could sign their […]

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Inequality in Western Europe

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photo credit: papaija2008 Why the social-liberal model has failed.
 Niels Charlier of the Georgist Education Association of Western Australia. As published in the Progress Winter edition, 2010. Get your free copy here Over the past few decades, the wealth gap in Western Europe has been widening. Several studies have shown this [1]. In other words, […]

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Can a tax be beautiful?

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photo credit: Fabrice ROSE The Senate Select Committee on New Taxes is pondering the implications of the Mineral Resource Rent Tax, holding a hearing yesterday in Perth. Here is a new tax measure that, even diluted for the election, will still raise over $10 billion a year. This is a beautiful tax: it doesn’t distort […]

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Hudson on G20, Currency Wars – Democracy Now!

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Michael Hudson as interviewed by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on Democracy Now! Summary: The Federal Reserve will pump $600 billion more into the U.S. economy and keep interest rates at historical low levels. The short-term impact of the Fed’s move—known as quantitative easing—has been a jump in stock prices across the globe. Many nations, […]

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