Prosper’s outgoing Director of Advocacy, Karl Fitzgerald, picked up the EJ Craigie Award for best Georgist writing at the 2022 Henry George Dinner and Address.
His opinion piece “Forget red or green tape, developers squeeze housing supply with gold tape” appeared in The Age, July 26 2022. The article formed part of Prosper’s media campaign for the research report Staged Releases: Peering Behind the Land Supply Curtain authored by Mr. Fitzgerald.
On accepting the award, Karl described his nomination as the “ultimate inside job” as it was he who initiated the annual gong during his 18 year tenure as Prosper Australia’s renegade economist.
Karl joins previous winners Jessica Irvine, Tim Sneesby, Tim Helm, and Warwick Smith.