Reform Negative Gearing Now!

Are you locked out of the housing market? Do you want to see an end to market distorting subsidies to property investors? Sign the petition! This petition calls for the Federal Government to reform negative gearing NOW! Negative Gearing must be limited to new housing...

Friendly Jordies versus Property Speculators

Referencing our eighth Speculative Vacancies Report, Friendly Jordies breaks it down for the everyday person. When are politicians going to get more proactive on the incredible advantages property speculators enjoy? Resources: Zine – Shareholders of Planet Earth...

Speculative Demand from Real Estate family

The Treasurer who told us to simply change jobs to afford skyrocketing Sydney has revealed his real motivations for ignoring the land bubble. He dropped the bombshell on 3AW with Neil Mitchell: “Yeah, well I come from a family of real estate agents…”  The locked out...

Attention Joe: Not All Taxes Are Equal

Cross Posted from Warwick Smith at The Guardian  Joe Hockey recently said “I don’t like higher taxes; I am philosophically opposed to higher taxes … because if you increase taxes you’re just collecting someone else’s money.” As usual, the reality is not as simple as...

Budget deadweight, Prosper happenings

Join our fortnightly enews on all things evolving economics. Read past editions.  Share with your friends! Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia MAY 2015 Gratis Tech Crash 101 Our deepest apologies...

Soos and Egan – Australian Property Chart Pack

  By Philip Soos and Paul D. Egan This chart pack presents the latest statistics for 2014, updating the dataset provided earlier last year. When adjusted for inflation and quality, housing prices have boomed nationwide since 1996, hitting a peak in 2010, before...

ASIC ignores reports of mortgage fraud by lenders

  by Paul Egan & Philip Soos- Co-Author’s ‘Bubble Economics: Australian Land Speculation 1830 – 2013’   Exuberant household credit growth over the last twenty years has a sinister dimension: the likelihood of widespread predatory lending and bank fraud. Every...