How To Abolish Unfair Taxation

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Clarence Darrow, Attorney, Philosopher Clarence Darrow of Chicago became known and respected the world round as a courageous and intelligent foe of special privilege and monopoly. His social and economic philosophy rested on the same basic principles as those of Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Everybody nowadays is anxious to help do something […]

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The Mother of All Monopolies

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Winston Churchill – From a Speech Delivered at King’s Theatre in Edinburgh on 17 July 1909 It is quite true that land monopoly is not the only monopoly which exists, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies – it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other forms of […]

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Land Price as a Cause of Poverty

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Winston Churchill’s Speech in the House of Commons, 4 May 1909, in response to Mr AJ Balfour, Leader of the Opposition The immemorial custom of nearly every modern State, the mature conclusions of many of the greatest thinkers, have placed the tenure, transfer, and obligations of land in a wholly different category from other classes […]

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Letter to Gorbachev

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November 7, 1990 Four of the West’s top economists – Nobel prize-winners Franco Modigliani, James Tobin, Robert Solow and William Vickery – were among the signatories to an open letter to Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990. The economists urged the Soviet President to retain land in public ownership, and to raise government revenue by charging rent […]

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Reserve Bank warned: Housing Affordability Tool Box Empty

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Speculators rub their hands with glee at prospect of further tax write offs “Today’s interest rate increases have rewarded the wrong people. Speculators will today be able to increase the amount of tax they can write off” said Prosper Australia spokesman Karl Fitzgerald. “The Reserve Bank’s policy tool box is empty when it comes to […]

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Interest Rates and the Healthy Economy – Bryan Kavanagh

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Letter to the Age Dear Sir, So let me get this right. Messrs Howard and Costello say the economy has been going so well that the RBA intervened by increasing interest rates to slow it down again? But why should anyone want slow down a healthy economy? Did the government have it going too well? […]

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Frank De Jong Tour Itinerary

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Frank De Jong’s confirmed appearances: Sat July 14th, National Greens Convention (Green Members only) Tues 17th, “Speculating on the Earth’s Future”, Whitehorse Greens, Place: Meeting Room 1, Box Hill Library (Entrance just to left of main library entrance in Whitehorse Rd), 7.30pm Wed 18th, “Costing the Earth”, Selby Community House, Wombalana Rd (Enter Charles St) […]

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Housing Affordability Hampered by a Tax Regime That Supports Speculators Over Citizens

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Visiting housing affordability expert Frank de Jong said ‘the Census shows 830,376 vacant dwellings in the country. This demonstrates that it is the private supply of land withheld by speculators, rather than the need for more urban sprawl, that is hurting the housing market’ ‘Census figures confirm this by showing that housing has grown by […]

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Leader Of The Green Party Of Ontario, Canada launches Local Campaign Against Vacant Land

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Strong Link between Vacant Land and Housing Affordability Crisis Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Canada, Frank de Jong today launched Earthsharing Australia’s ‘I Want To Live Here’ campaign. The campaign targets the under use of existing vacant land and will record statistics on the real vacancies of land, housing and apartments. Earthsharing Australia […]

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True Cost Economics Forum

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“Economics – the fast track to Sustainability” Friday July 20th The 2007 TCE Forum will feature Frank De Jong, leader of the Ontario Greens (Canada). He is an expert on environmental economics, having coined the term ‘the invisible green hand’ of market forces. Frank has over 20 years experience in Canadian elections and will bring […]

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