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Land Ownership Makes No Sense

Land Ownership Makes No Sense

by Jehan Azad & Uri Bram Wired Magazine (published May 4, 2023). Reprinted with permission. “There's no such thing as a good landlord” is a rallying cry of angry renters. In the future, it might be conventional morality that it’s simply wrong to own land. In our...

The Great Australian Nightmare

The Great Australian Nightmare

by Brendan Coates Economic Policy Program Director, Grattan Institute This is an edited version. Full transcript availble from the Grattan intstitute. Upstream from the Great Australian Nightmare of worsening housing affordability – and all the downstream consequences...

Speculation, housing supply and prices

Speculation, housing supply and prices

A summary of recent research Speculation: it’s a Georgist obsession shared by few others. Landbanking, flipping, vacancy, delayed development, staged releases – how does any of this matter?  Speculative behaviour tells of the market at work, allocating capital and...

NSW quits, Victoria hits

NSW quits, Victoria hits

It’s been a big week for property tax. On Sunday we learned the new NSW government was extending stamp duty concessions for first home buyers and will introduce legislation this week to scrap the former government’s ‘opt-in’ stamp duty to land tax scheme. We don’t...

Henry George & The Science of Political Economy

Henry George & The Science of Political Economy

Friday May 5th, 2023 6:30pm School of Political Economy, Level 1, 49 Smith Street. Free event. All welcome. Register at Eventbrite Henry George (1839-1897) rose to fame as a social reformer and economist amid the industrial and intellectual turbulence of the late...

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