Stephen Mayne on the Renegade Economists

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With financial turmoil building daily, we have asked leading financial commentator Stephen Mayne to dissect the spreading credit crunch. Bear Stearns, Carlyle, North Rock, RAMS – who is next? Also joining us is Mairied Sullivan from the ‘Save Tara’ campaign on one of Ireland’s most sacred regions – Tara hill. We will hear the background […]

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Clyde Cameron on the Wakefield Plan & wage slavery

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With the recent passing of the highly respected Georgist Clyde Cameron, we feel it is timely to look at the wisdom of his core beliefs: EXTRACT FROM AN ADDRESS BY THE HON.CLYDE R. CAMERON A.O. But now it is an oversimplification to say that the lessons of the Maritime Strike of 1890 were the sole […]

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Affordable Housing & Community Land Trusts

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Monday April 21st, 7pm, Prosper Australia rooms, free Inspired by the gammut of short sighted housing policies dominating the press, Prosper Australia has invited our resident expert Leo Foley to discuss the role of Community Land Trusts in assisting housing affordability. Leo will discuss how CLT’s have become a successful model for CoHousing cooperatives in […]

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Steve Keen on the Renegade Economists today

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Tune into www.3cr.org.au from 5- 6pm today or listen via good ole AM radio – 855 AM on the dial as hosts Karl & Rayna interview Steve Keen about his upcoming presentation, “Deeper in Debt” (tomorrow night in the Prosper Offices – book soon as places are filling fast). Steve will be asked to explain […]

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Brumby Delivers Free Lunch

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The front cover of today’s Herald Sun has a huge photo of Horse Stud owner Steve Spiteri (looking hard done by!) with a caption: ‘Thanks Premier: Steve Hits Paydirt’. Yesterday’s announcement to rezone all land residential within Melbourne’s 2030 boundary has made landowners, typically land bankers and the occasional farmer on the edge of the […]

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Brumby sprawls on affordability

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Prosper Australia today applauded the State Government’s announcement for taking housing affordability more seriously. However, questions must be asked about who benefits most from this announcement. “Today’s declaration of residential zoning has made Victoria’s land bankers more money in a day than many earn in a lifetime.” “Questions must be asked why the government is […]

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Land Supply controlled by Land Bankers

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Below we can see 2 examples of former Commonwealth land being released ‘to the market’. Snapped up by a developer in Melbourne’s most impoverished neighbourhood (Braybrook), such large ‘land banks’ are manipulated to drip feed houses to the markets so that high prices are assured. The building of homes is moderated by land bankers to […]

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Another Day Another Affordability scare

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The bluntness of Interest Rates is again in the news: Average Pay Wont Buy a Home. Whilst we hear again that mortgage payments are taking an increasing share of our pre-tax income (now 37.4% to service a median home), the Opposition Treasurer Malcolm Turnbull proposed that the real pressure on inflation was global prices for […]

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Fred Harrison’s YouTube premier

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Make sure you watch this 7 minute expose on the Tax Clawback scam. Some of you may recognise Ross Ashcroft from our Comics of Economics night earlier in the year. Check Earthsharing’s YouTube channel to keep in touch with Australia’s latest. We have a few goodies coming up soon too.

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Deeper in Debt

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Thursday March 13th, 7.00pm, Frank Halkyard Library, Prosper Australia rooms in conversation with Bryan Kavanagh Join leading economics commentator Steve Keen as he discusses his new report Deeper in Debt. (PDF, 1.5MB) Assoc Professor Keen, author of Debunking Economics, will outline the perils we face from excessive borrowing. He has leading research on how Australia […]

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