economic history

Australia’s economic trajectory

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An article has been doing the rounds – House of Cards – by Matt Burnie and Craig Tindale, that we highly commend. Rarely do articles array so much data in devastating order. There must be over 100 links highlighting the risky nature of our economic miracle from one industry after the other. Whilst the authors […]

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Next time government says it can’t afford to build, wave this IA report in their face

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Australia has a problem: we can’t build roads, rail and schools as fast as population is growing with current government financing methods. Failing to keep up with our current needs – let alone investing for an uncertain future – puts the living standards of everyone at risk. We and our ancestors worked very hard to […]

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Land Use Corrupted by Economics and Religion

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by Bryan Kavanagh reposted from thedepression.org.au ECONOMICS Economics is about how we produce and distribute our wealth. This is important because it’s about us: about our daily lives. But we’ve outsourced economics to economists who don’t understand the role of land within political economy. They’ve put themselves upon a pedestal as high priests of a […]

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Tax State Resilience

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A transcript of Professor Miranda Stewart’s presentation to the 124th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner. Listen as you flick through the powerpoint, then reiterate with the transcript. The Q & A is included in the audio only. Read about the EJ Craigie Award winner, Matt Ellis. Tax State Resilience – 124th Annual Henry George Commemorative […]

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The Land Situation In Mexico

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This article was originally published in Progress Magazine in July 1977. By David Simmons, Director, Instituto de Estudios Ibero Americanos, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. One of the reasons for the comparative stability of Mexico during the past 50 years has been the fact that almost all of the large estates and haciendas have been broken up and […]

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Hudson: Geopolitical-Financialisation in 2015

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Cross-posted from The Saker The Saker: We hear that the Ukraine will have to declare a default, but that it will probably be a “technical” default as opposed to an official one. Some say that the decision of the Rada to allow Iatseniuk to chose whom to pay is already such a “technical default”. Is […]

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Hudson: Labor Incentives in the Ancient Near East

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Prof Michael Hudson on the Ancient Near East by Renegadeeconomists on Mixcloud 04/01/2015 An interview on the new Michael Hudson book – Labor in the Ancient World, the latest in the series on the Ancient Near East, co-edited with Piotr Steinkeller.  Karl: Welcome to the Renegade Economists with your host, Karl Fitzgerald. This week we’re stepping back […]

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Gaetano Filangieri – Royal Exposé

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  Part of the Geoists in History series, a biographical take on influential economic thinkers, taken from our 112 year old Progress Magazine. “I propose to introduce the reform gradually and with the greatest care. A tax particularly burdensome should be first taken off, its net amount accurately calculated, and an equivalent laid upon the land. […]

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Andrew Carnegie – economic reformer?

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Part of the Geoists in History series, taken from our 112 year old Progress Magazine. Andrew Carnegie     (1835 – 1919) “The most comfortable, but also the most unproductive way for a capitalist to increase his fortune, is to put all monies in sites and await that point in time when a society, hungering for […]

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East-West = Wasteful Infrastructure

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Letter to the Editor The Age 03/10/2014 David Beardsell North Balwyn The 1880s in Victoria were largely driven by land speculation and the building of useless public and private infrastructure such as the Outer and Inner Circle railways, which ran from Oakleigh to North Melbourne. This scenario closely parallels what is happening today where the […]

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