Reclaim the Commons

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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, and the desire of the rich to monopolize both wealth and power. […]

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Land and Monopoly

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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 the only form of unearned or […]

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How Labor Lost Its Way

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By Clyde Cameron, AO Taken from a recent edition of the Progess magazine Editor: I recently received a gracious letter from the Hon. Clyde Cameron A.O. in which he offers for publication a long letter he wrote to a Queensland academic researching the roots of the Aust. Labor Party. In it, Clyde lays out in […]

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Bottling the Air

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By Mason Gaffney, Economics Professor, University of California, Riverside “Don’t you know that if people could bottle the air, they would? … there would be an American Air-Bottling Association… they would let millions die for want of breath, if they could not pay for the air.” — Robert G. Ingersoll Times have caught up with […]

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Adam Smith’s Recommendations

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By Nadia Weiner, Director, Adam Smith Club, Sydney, Australia Although Adam Smith is often quoted, the so-called “Father of Economics” has rarely been read, either by his detractors or his admirers. Consequently he is often misunderstood. Smith, who made such a strong stand against the protectionist mercantile system of trade of his day, devoted over […]

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The Corruption of Economics

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Mason Gaffney, Professor of Economics, University of California, Riverside The following is the introduction to Professor Gaffney’s paper Neo-classical Economics as a Stratagem against Henry George, 5 July 1994. This paper formed the basis of a book: The Corruption of Economics, Mason Gaffney and Fred Harrison, Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd, London, 1994. Buy the book Introduction: […]

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A Georgist Eye for a Neo-Classical Guy

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By Fred E. Foldvary Fred received his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He has taught economics at the Latvian University of Agriculture, Virginia Tech, John F. Kennedy University, California State University at Hayward, the University of California at Berkeley […]

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Please Explain, Mr Brumby

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Derived from the presentation by Lev Lafayette at the Hume Global Learning Centre, June 28, 2006 Introduction Tonight I am representing Prosper Australia, an organisation which has, in various guises, been a part of Victoria for over one hundred years. One key objective of the organisation is the reduction, as much as possible of taxes […]

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Geonomics: A Summary for Newcomers

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Karl Williams, former President, Prosper Australia Inc. 200 Word Overview Geonomics (‘law of the Earth’) represents a completely different way of looking at The Earth. Starting from the self-evident (but ignored!) principle that The Earth (land and natural resources) should be the equal and common birthright of all humanity, a radically different set of economic […]

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Income Tax: The Zero Option

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Since the Howard government gained control of the Senate, we have been hearing numerous proposals for reducing the top marginal rate of income tax. The excuse is that high marginal rates reduce the incentive for wealth creation and encourage tax minimization. Let’s put this excuse to the test. A holding tax is a tax of […]

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