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A Georgist explanation of ‘fiscal devaluation’

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Payroll tax is a reverse tariff: an inland payroll tax feeds into prices of locally produced goods and services, including those intended for export, but exempts imported goods and services up to the point of importation. In contrast, a Value-Added Tax (such as Australia’s GST) is border-adjusted so that it captures the value added to […]

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A Prosperous Earthsharing

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Share the Earth… on Prezi

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The Barometer of the Economy

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The Kavanagh Putland Index Dr Gavin Putland Thursday Oct 20th, 6.30pm 1/27 Hardware Lane RSVP pls to this free event. Dr Gavin Putland will analyse the size of the Australian land bubble in the context of previous land booms. This indicator compares bubbles in relative terms by dividing land sales by GDP, reflecting the size […]

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Blaming the 70’s Economic Bust on Oil is Incorrect

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Steven Spadijer gave this years 119th Henry George Commemorative Annual Dinner. The following day we recorded this interview highlighting many of the topics discussed. You may like to look through the powerpoint below. Listen to his interview on the Renegade Economists. Subscribe to the show and download the 11MB file weekly. Henry george dinner presentation […]

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Asset Bubbles always end in tears..

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photo credit: sekundo Throw out the theory! That’s what policy makers are doing world-wide. From neo-liberalism to neo-handouts, one must ask what has happened to confidence in free market theory? Which leader in the western world will stand up? Failure to address the fundamental cause of this bust, the irrational expectations inherent in the lure […]

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Three Dimensional Economics

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by Karl Fitzgerald as published in Arena Magazine, Feb-March, 2008, Edition 93 In a period where the twin crises of global warming and the wealth gap are attacking society from both sides, policy makers are continually limited in their effectiveness by a two dimensional approach to economics. Land prices have increased at 4 times the […]

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