land tax basics

The Queen Pays Her Dues, Do You?

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This week the Renegade Economists radio show celebrated ten years on the 3CR airwaves. Much of the show was based on the following. Have a listen: Reverberations from Phillip Anderson’s presentation to the 126th Annual Henry George Dinner are still being felt. Phillip revealed that the Queen, as Sovereign of the UK, pays a significant […]

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The Easy Economics of High Speed Rail

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Last week I was invited to give a presentation at Melbourne University to the Beyond Zero Emissions discussion group on the ability of Land Value Capture to finance infrastructure. They also asked for an Econ 101 type introduction. In 2014, BZE released a report Zero Carbon Australia High Speed Rail. It is within this context […]

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Who Owns the Earth?

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As published on Aeon, this gives a solid grounding in the overall philosophy of our equal right to the value of the earth. The best article I have read this year. by Antonia Malchik My mother likes to say she was born out of the back of a ’39 Ford. She wasn’t, actually. She was […]

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Land Tax Benefits Build

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The chorus continues to grow for the inclusion of Land Taxes in the national tax debate. Economics editor for The Age Ross Gittins advocates his support for Land Tax in How to fix everything: Why? Partly because GST is a regressive tax, whereas land tax is progressive, hitting higher-income households proportionately harder than lower-income households. Do […]

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Land windfalls provide wealth illusion

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As published on The Drum. Our houses can’t make us all rich By Warwick Smith PHOTO: Increases in house prices are only really beneficial to those who own more than one house.(Reuters: David Gray) While a recent report might suggest Aussies are the richest people in the world because of high house prices, the reality […]

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Lobbyocracy revealed in pursuit of NSW’s windfall gains

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The unfolding ICAC investigation in NSW is set to reveal the tight network between property developers and the political process. Neil Chenoweth, lead investigative journalist at the Fin Review has written this extraordinary piece, outlining just how effective counsel Geoffrey Watson has been in unveiling the corruptive process on both the left and right. Chenoweth […]

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Expensive land is changing the shape of Australia.

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  photo credit: Zach K   The Melbourne versus Sydney rivalry has been reignited – Melbourne’s population is growing faster and is projected to overtake Sydney by 2037, a new report predicts. Going Nowhere, a report by BIS Shrapnel for a property developer lobby group, shows Melbourne building new homes at twice the rate of […]

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