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What can’t be said

June 12, 2018 - 12:18 -- Admin

Having recently read biographies of Paul Keating, Wayne Swan, and Craig Emerson, I’m astounded at their incredible levels of political commitment and investment in the Labor Party, and to Australia, during the Hawke-Keating period of government from 11 March 1983 to 11 March 1996. But their economics was fatally flawed. Emerson’s account expands into the […]

The Monthly Discussion – June

June 6, 2018 - 11:19 -- Admin

The Monthly Discussion – Tax policy plot twists What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza When: Wednesday, June 6th Time: 6pm Cost: Free Name a tax that lowers the price? Name a tax designed to raise no revenue? How can we simultaneously encourage densification and decentralisation? Next week we’re joining the dots between taxation […]

Progress Prosper

May 23, 2018 - 12:24 -- Admin

The latest edition of Progress is out! Each May we celebrate the anniversary of the magazine. This is the 115th year the magazine has been in operation. If you would like a digital copy emailed to you sign up below. Become a member to receive a physical copy. Here is the editorial. Recent Prosper news includes […]

The Hope of Economic Growth

May 16, 2018 - 10:51 -- Admin

The narrative of endless economic growth delivering society’s needs is questioned by this revealing graph on the classical components of GDP, released in Prosper Australia’s Trickle Up Economics report. The national accounts provide detailed analysis of who gets what. But when the gross figures are broken across the three factors of production, the streamlined perspective […]

Victorian Budget Formula

May 1, 2018 - 17:06 -- Admin

Read our Victorian budget submission for further detail on the following issues. A first glance at the Victorian State Budget sees an election year budget, light on reform, big on expenditure. The billowing Victorian land market underpinned most of the spending, with $7.1 bn in stamp duties alone. Some say that the property sector was […]

Trickle Up Economics: The Report

April 19, 2018 - 13:32 -- Admin

Assessing the impact of privatized land rent on economic growth by Gavin R. Putland Executive Summary This report investigates the relationship of the land rent share of GDP with economic growth. Since the Second World War, there has been a negative correlation between Australia’s total land price and the rate of economic growth. The public […]

A farmer’s plea

April 14, 2018 - 10:38 -- Admin

  The Need for Economic Democracy by Mark Haywood   “Our planet is small at last, and we will not forever be able to seek prosperity in the impoverishment of others and the destruction of nature. Ecology compels us, finally, to ask if there is a decent future for any if there is not a […]

Trickle-Up Economics Report Launch

April 10, 2018 - 18:52 -- Admin

  Speakers: Dr. Gavin Putland & Dr. Polly Cleveland Date: Wednesday, April 18 Time: 6pm Location:  Prosper Australia Level 1, 64 Harcourt Street, North Melbourne Company tax cuts are favoured by government, wage rises by the opposition. We all want a vibrant economy and the dignity of work. What if there was a policy transition that turned […]