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The Hidden Role of Rent

Fred Harrison summarises the various studies analysing the role of economic rents and why it is hidden from economic analysis. The interview is conducted by Andy Mazzone (Henry George School of Social Studies) as part of the Smart Talk...

Australia’s real lifters and leaners

by Philip Soos When the infamous duo of Abbott and Hockey came to power in 2013, they embarked upon a polarising rhetoric of “lifters” versus “leaners” separating Australians into one of two camps. The split was a simple one: those who earn and...

“How to Simplify Government” with Phil Anderson

Presenter: Phil Anderson When: Friday March 18th, Where:  Level 1/ 64 Harcourt St, North Melbourne Time: 6.30pm Tickets $25 After studying history’s lessons for forty years, Phillip J Anderson has come to one conclusion: GOVERNMENT HAS TO GO. If you want to know why...

A GST hike will hurt everyone. Everyone.

The AFR’s economics editor Alan Mitchell has taken a Treasury briefing. He is out this morning offering all sorts of reasons why a broader, higher GST is a brilliant master-stroke that deserves universal applause. He knows, we all know, a Goods and Services Tax is...

Economic depressions 101.0

Economic depression for dummies Let’s say labour joins with capital and land to produce wealth, and that the locational rent of land arises as a by-product, simply from the existence of the surrounding community and its infrastructure. Say, for some reason or other,...

The Right to Collect the Rent

by Phillip Anderson Editor, Cycles, Trends and Forecasts NARITA, JAPAN:- This week judges in the UK ruled that Uber can continue operating. The judges decided Uber’s smartphone app is not a taxi meter. The app is what connects user to the drivers. Under British law,...

Land rents with Thai rice

by Phillip Anderson, Editor of Cycles, Trends and Forecasts Events around the world don’t happen in a vacuum. They have causes. They’re usually linked back to rent and the corruption and self serving nature of government. Indeed, the biggest problem around the world...