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Monopoly rents on notice

The last few weeks have seen more good news in support of our objectives for economic justice. Monopoly rents have been called into question in a variety of different guises. Yesterday Peter Orszag (Obama's budget czar) was in Australia for a conference and was quoted...

Deciphering Change

With Land Value Tax recently in the press here, here, here, here, here and here, we hope these four interviews with leading international Georgists help build the public knowledgebase. Share them as you may. Listeners from as far afield as Ecuador to Hobart are...

Tradeable profits soar, wages suffer

photo credit: ViaMoi Mining and finance are the big winners in the devolving economic model we endure. With the concentration of big business so great, those with control of scarce resources or scarce employment opportunities are able to lean on working classes and...

Airport parking mafia

The power of monopoly rights was recently exposed with the growth in parking revenue at Melbourne Airport. Australian Pacific Airports Corporation is the owner of Melbourne Airport, a group controlled by a number of Australian infrastructure funds. It was reported in...