Senate Inquiry soon

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Our latest Evolving Economics enews – sign up for the fortnightly news delivering the best insights on the tax system we simply have to have. Why settle for second best? Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia October 2015 Office Manager role still available After some entertaining […]

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Mike Nahan – the ‘roo in the headlights

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Government reform is a grind. It chews up political capital and can destroy public careers in a moment. Change provokes furious responses from vested interests while those who gain are dispersed and ungrateful. WA Treasurer Mike Nahan has solved this problem at a stroke, abandoning any pretence at improving things, telling the AFR last week […]

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Australia cries ‘Aorta!’

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Australians love to whinge about our bust federal system. It is a national sport where we stand around with hands in pockets and call out “Aorta!” “Aorta deregulate!” “Aorta fund schools! “Aorta cut taxes!” “Aorta build roads! Consider our public hospitals – which always seem in crisis, despite the good outcomes and the rivers of […]

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The Right to Collect the Rent

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by Phillip Anderson Editor, Cycles, Trends and Forecasts NARITA, JAPAN:- This week judges in the UK ruled that Uber can continue operating. The judges decided Uber’s smartphone app is not a taxi meter. The app is what connects user to the drivers. Under British law, taxi meters are permitted only in black cabs. And those […]

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Monopoly rents on notice

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The last few weeks have seen more good news in support of our objectives for economic justice. Monopoly rents have been called into question in a variety of different guises. Yesterday Peter Orszag (Obama’s budget czar) was in Australia for a conference and was quoted in an article entitled Piketty got inequality wrong says former […]

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Prosper recommended council candidates

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Putting Right Price on Infrastructure

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The editorial for the Australian Financial Review summed up Malcolm Turnbull’s push for value capture so well we had to share it with you: Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t just ride on trains, he understands that they are the arteries of a modern city. This insight is clearly what drove two important infrastructure moves over the weekend […]

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Enews: VC Advocacy, New office

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Join our regular enews for all the good news in Evolving Economics. See past editions. Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia 2015 Value Capture Agenda Prime Minister Turnbull has promoted his progressive agenda with Value Capture as the mechanism to break the infrastructure logjam. Project Director […]

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We spend, you win, you pay

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Karl Fitzgerald was interviewed yesterday on ABC morning radio with Jon Faine. The hot topic was PM Turnbull’s innovative push to utilise value capture for infrastructure financing. We have long advocated this reform. Karl Fitzgerald on ABC radio re Land Value Capture by Renegade Economists on Mixcloud Transcript JF: One way of funding infrastructure without […]

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Do we at last have an Infrastructure Prime Minister?

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Over the weekend, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull delighting Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk by announcing a federal contribution of $95 million for the Gold Coast light rail project. Journalists have leapt on this new policy stance, different from the previous PM Tony Abbott who point-blank refused to fund public transport, and called for roads, roads, roads. […]

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