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Reform Agenda Machinations

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Published as The Planned Obsolescence of the Public Interest in Online Opinion A fascinating power play continues in the debate over vertical fiscal imbalance. The strategic intent is prevalent from federal to local politics, where the health of the public revenue raising system is undermined. This sideshow diverts from the beneficiaries that Adam Smith once […]

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John Freebairn: Treasurers Can’t Sell Reform

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  The transcript from John Freebairn’s presentation at the 123rd annual Henry George Commemorative dinner. John Freebairn: Thank you Andy and Karl, ladies and gentlemen. So what I want to do today, tonight I guess, is make the argument why do we need to reform State taxes and in doing that Iā€™m then going to […]

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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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An Independent A.C.T Taxation Policy

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This article was presented at a late 1980’s meeting prior to ACT self government and published in the Canberra Times. Terry Dwyer ACT finances will come from three sources – taxes, grants and borrowings. I do not propose to say much about borrowings because borrowings are not a source of current revenue. Australian Governments are […]

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