Canberra’s Leasehold Land System

by Leo Foley The primary source for this paper is “Canberra in Crisis” by Frank Brennan, 1971 The Road to Leasehold – the origins of the Canberra leasehold system.. Canberra is the offspring of politics and a social ideal. The politics were those of Federation...

The Comics of Economics

7pm, January 10th, Horses Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street Be part of a world first as international comedian Ross Ashcroft (London) delivers his first geonomics based comedy routine! Yes its time we took the mickey out of our two dimensional economic system and...

Freeing up Speculative Land

ALP policy will continue to subsidise developers over first home owners. The ALP’s new housing minister should look at freeing up the supply of privately held land (aka land banks) by using a Site Rental on all land. In response to the housing industry’s recent call...

Land Supply Strangled by Speculators

‘I Want to Live Here’ report release Earthsharing Australia today released the first I Want To Live Here Report, demonstrating the extent to which speculative vacancies are the key hidden issue in the housing affordability debate. The ‘I Want to Live...

How to Pay for Public Transport

By Dr. Gavin R. Putland (revised June 12, 2003) In response to A Vision of Sustainable Transport in Queensland (Queensland Greens, February 2003) Summary Any new public transport service increases property values (or, more precisely, land values) along the route. The...

Slavery

It is suspected that the author is Mark Twain Suppose I am the owner of an estate and 100 slaves, all the land about being held in the same way by people of the same class as myself. It is a profitable business, but there are many expenses and annoyances attached to...

Can You See The Cat?

By Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, The Progress Report The daily cyberzine at http://www.progress.org/ A man was walking down a shopping street and came to a store window where there was a big drawing full of lines and squiggles. A sign by the drawing asked,...

Reclaim the Commons

A New Route to Social Equity: Henry George and the Science of Geonomics Caspar Davis Throughout the modern era there has been a near-constant struggle between the principles of social justice expressed by eighteenth century writers like Tom Paine and even Adam Smith,...

Land and Monopoly

By Winston Churchill Speech given to the House of Commons Land monopoly is not the only monopoly, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies – it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other forms of monopoly. Unearned increments in land are not...