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Renegade Economists radio show today

Tune in today to the Renegade Economists on 3CR from 5 – 6pm Wednesdays. Hosts Karl Fitzgerald & Rayna Fahey will interview David Bollier, acclaimed author and editor of www.onthecommons.org. He will discuss how the ‘commons’ movement is...

Churches’ to share the land

Finally Victoria’s Churches are opening up their massive landholdings, seeing land rightfully as a place for homes not speculation. In Churches’ radical plan for cheap rental housing, we hear that Victorian Churches own 2100 properties, some that have been...

True History of Monopoly the Boardgame

Read this PBS transcript on Monopoly’s original intention to teach about the dangers of land monopoly. Understand how the world’s most popular boardgame was subverted to teach young people the opposite to the games original intent. It is interesting that...

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...

Rudd on Housing Affordability

Rudd Innovative on Housing Affordability but will it get to the source of the problem? (02/06/07) Opposition Leader Rudd’s innovative move to mimick the low tax rates for super and apply it to First Home Owners Savings is commendable but as with most housing...

$4 Billion Rail Tunnel Back on Target

$4billion Rail Tunnel back on target (17/03/06). Premier Bracks is looking to spend billions to make the wealthy suburbs more attractive (delivering millions in land value increases to neighbouring wealthy political benefactors no doubt – we wonder which donor...

Price of Housing Outstrips Rent

Price of housing outstrips rent (12/03/07). Remember that whilst rents haven’t kept pace with house prices , neither have wages. Landlords have many other advantages such as negative gearing (at around $2.4billion dollars p.a in subsidy to the property lobby,...

Property Lobby Again Ignores Laws of Economics

Property lobby again ignores laws of economics (26/02/07). Research compiled by The Australian shows there is actually 10 years of land supply in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne with 155,000 lots zoned for residential development. However, developers say they will...

23% of NSW Land Owned by Speculators

23% of NSW land owned by speculators (26/01/07). Amongst the usual doom and gloom of the media attacks upon land tax we find the interesting stat that 23% of NSW land is owned by those lucky enough to own more than one piece of the planet. What are the figures around...