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New Look Progress Magazine

The new look Progress Magazine, 105 years young, is hitting mailboxes around the country. Get a trial subscription to keep abreast of the frontiers of privatisation and the blowback we are applying. The September edition includes a Hudson special, with leading...

The Economy in Palliative Care

photo credit: movimente David Smiley (To palliate: to relieve a disease without curing) David Smiley analyses the debate started by Kevin Rudd’s essay entitled ‘The Global Financial Crisis’. While the world’s experts are arguing about how to relieve the pain of...

Economic Crisis Unveils Policy Vacuum

photo credit: zachstern Karl Williams Progress Magazine’s editorial column. Make sure you sign up to receive a hard copy of our hard hitting magazine – Trial Subscriptions are available. This time of economic crisis is when we make our run. Politicians,...

The Economics of Climate Chaos

Karl Williams July 2008 It’s one thing to calmly read statistics about climate chaos but a completely different experience to hear the frightening stories from the disaffected. In the remote north-eastern Thai province of Nan, listening to a 60-year-old café...

The Crash of 2008

photo credit: mtbdeano Professor Mason Gaffney Get yourself comfortable – this is Must Read! This crash is The Big One; it has the signs of becoming a Category 5. How do we know? We’ve “been there and done that” so many times before, roughly every 18 years over...

E.J Craigie

“Communally created values must be safeguarded, and it is the function of government to collect into the public treasury the value attaching to land by reason of the presence of the people, as that is the natural source from which public revenue should be drawn.”...

“The Banana Cannot Have The Tax!”

The Economics of Thailand Karl Williams A conundrum wrapped in a paradox is perhaps the best way to describe Thailand, and its economic system is no exception as our rolling travelogue will illustrate. To pick apart this puzzle, I had the assistance of the only two...

Aussie News and Views

Geoff Forster The International Union for Land Value Taxation is launching a campaign to modify the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Article 3 at present reads: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and the security of person. The proposed amended version is:...