Karl Fitzgerald

20 Investor Advantages

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  Updated April 2016 Location, location is a crucial real estate strategy but ignored in neo-classical economics. This leads to poor economic policy that ignores the natural advantage of owning a prime location over running a business. Investors hover around 50+% of all housing loans, up from 12% in the 80’s, and 19% in 1993. […]

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Steer Around the GFC

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15 November 2012 The mining investment boom that carried Australia though the Global Financial Crisis is declining rapidly and new engines of growth are urgently needed to steer around the ‘Controlled Depression’ that is driving the world into a spiral of misery – country by country. “Tax reform is something we can do by ourselves, […]

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Don’t Buy Now! Public Forum

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HOW THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN DREAM BECAME A NIGHTMARE Thursday July 19th, 7pm Northcote Town Hall Presenters: David Collyer, Karl Fitzgerald 189 High Street Northcote Young adults have ugly housing choices: pay rent to a tinpot landlord or spend their working life repaying debt on a house not worth having. We suffered alone, convinced we are […]

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Alternative Outlook on Austerity, Sales Tax

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This post was adapted from our e-news service. Sign up on the right hand side of the home page for a bi-monthly email. These certainly are exciting times to be advocating an alternative economic framework. We see thoughout the EU failing economies where tax systems allow the wealthy to siphon money out of the economy, […]

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Why Does Land Cost the Earth?

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Our film Real Estate 4 Ransom is now available online Real Estate 4 Ransom from Real Estate 4 Ransom on Vimeo. More details.

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No Reform – Paradise Postponed

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photo credit: Steve – wants a job at Chester Zoo MELBOURNE and CANBERRA:- Australians had high hopes the Tax Forum would herald the end of taxes that distort and diminish economic activity as Ken Henry recommended. Sadly, these hopes have been dashed, says Prosper Australia. “Citizens are taxed too much – especially the income tax […]

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Right of Reply – R4R in Fairfax

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Our documentary was reviewed on Friday in Real Estate 4 Ransom by Age property journalist Chris Vedelago. It was the most read Domain article nationally over the weekend. We have received hundreds of emails from people eager to see the film. We are doing our best to get it out there. In a generally positive […]

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Property Supply Magic

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photo credit: Super Doily As published in yesterday’s Online Opinion As if out of thin air, a magical 46 per cent more property was offered for sale in February than a year earlier. Like the heavens opening after a long drought, desperate first home owners must have been thanking their lucky stars. Let’s repeat that. […]

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Has our Prime Minister been replaced to suit the overseas shareholders of BHP and Rio?

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“Gillard must come out strongly and call the lobbyists for who they are. She must assert control over the RSPT rather than negotiate with each and every individual company.

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Henry Review puts Land Tax on the Agenda

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photo credit: anarchosyn The Henry Tax Review’s highlighting of Land Tax as a policy direction is a welcome and encouraging development, says Prosper Australia. “This is THE tool to liberate the people of Australia from their current financial difficulties,” Prosper Australia’s Karl Fitzgerald said today.  “Consider the enormous economic benefits this reform offers. “Taxing land […]

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