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Packer’s paradise: another land grab

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James Packer has teamed up with Robert de Niro to push an exclusive resort on the paradise island of Barbuda (Antigua). Our interviewee is Barbudan Teckla C Negga Melchior, who tells the story from the perspective of an anthropologist with a strong understanding of the process of law via her experiences at the United Nations. […]

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ABC Fact Checker on Renegades

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Ben Phillips (ANU), one of Australia’s leading econometricians, joined the Renegade Economists radio show last week to discuss his report Regional Housing Supply & Demand. The report held a critical lense up to the ubiquitous supply side argument. Is it really the most effective housing affordability tool? We also discussed the future of economic modeling […]

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A Radar for Common Sense

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Our Renegade Economists radio show is celebrating its 500th show next week. Here are some recent highlights: The International Union for Land Value Taxation’s Alanna Hartzok discusses the political implications of a world unable to comprehend the onslaught of record land prices, immigration and inequality. UN developments alongside water rights are also analysed. Check the […]

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Renegade Economists Investigate

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Our weekly radio show on 3CR, Wednesdays 5.30-6pm is now repeated Mondays 8am. The show has some big names lined up over the next few weeks – can you guess who by the flavour of recent episodes? Remember you can listen five ways: Sign up to mixcloud to have the show delivered to your inbox […]

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If We’re Going to Pay Tax

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“If we’re going to have to pay tax we should pay tax in the most efficient, the most reasonable and most equitable way.” So said Fairfax journalist Michael Pascoe on this week’s Renegade Economists radio show. Transcript Karl Fitzgerald: This week listeners we’re with Michael Pascoe, one of Australia’s most respected economic commentators, you see […]

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Homeless Protest Tax Incentives for Hoarding

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Today we featured in the Guardian article by Van Badham: Meet the homeless protesters who are taking on tax breaks for the rich. It has people talking – 236 shares and 208 comments in just a few hours. Badham writes: Word of this betrayal travelled through Melbourne’s homeless community, which now numbers an estimated 25,000 […]

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Saul Eslake, Negative Gearing and Policy Promise

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Renegade Economists radio show #430 Read the show notes. Subscribe to the leading Georgist weekly podcast. Karl Fitzgerald: And welcome the Renegade Economist with your host, Karl Fitzgerald. And, my, oh, my, hasn’t it been in the news, negative gearing, there’s been a huge change in sentiment not only from both political parties, but from […]

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Rentiers and the Evolving Online Commons

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The Renegade Economists radio show airs 5.30pm Wednesdays on 3CR and is podcast so that you can listen at your convenience. Plug in your mp3 player and listen as you commute. For those that like an email reminder, sign up to the Mixcloud page to have the show emailed weekly. Recent shows include a Rentiers […]

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Friendly Jordies versus Property Speculators

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Referencing our eighth Speculative Vacancies Report, Friendly Jordies breaks it down for the everyday person. When are politicians going to get more proactive on the incredible advantages property speculators enjoy? Resources: Zine – Shareholders of Planet Earth Roots Revolution (1985) Watch one of the top 100 films to change the world, Real Estate 4 Ransom […]

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Hudson: Labor Incentives in the Ancient Near East

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Prof Michael Hudson on the Ancient Near East by Renegadeeconomists on Mixcloud 04/01/2015 An interview on the new Michael Hudson book – Labor in the Ancient World, the latest in the series on the Ancient Near East, co-edited with Piotr Steinkeller.  Karl: Welcome to the Renegade Economists with your host, Karl Fitzgerald. This week we’re stepping back […]

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