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October Monthly Discussion: the case for a universal basic income

October 9, 2019 - 14:58 -- Admin

Join us for pizza, wine, and a meaty discussion around the latest economic hot topic: universal basic income. When? 6pm, Wednesday 30th October Where? Prosper Australia HQ: Level 1, 64 Harcourt St North Melbourne Leading the discussion this month will be Paul Ross, founder of universal basic income advocacy group the Citizen’s Dividend Organisation. With […]

Speech – Land, Labour and Capital: Understanding economic and social problems

October 8, 2019 - 07:37 -- Admin

A transcript of Professor Frank Stilwell’s presentation to the 128th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner, entitled: Land, Labour and Capital: Understanding economic and social problems. Thank you for that nice introduction and thank you for the invitation to come and talk at tonight’s 128th HG Anniversary Dinner. This is great and I am indeed honoured by […]

The Transit Transformation Australia Needs

September 11, 2019 - 10:14 -- Admin

AUSTRALIA MUST LEVERAGE VALUE CREATED BY RAIL Download the discussion paper.   A well planned public transport network brings a city closer to itself. It creates value for its citizens by reducing the distance between neighbourhoods. Businesses gain access to broader markets, and land value grows through quicker access to CBDs and major centres. People […]

Public Discussion: The Transit Transformation Australia Needs

August 29, 2019 - 12:59 -- Admin

Victoria is facing a massive backlog of public transport investment as a result of short-termism and hazy project appraisal processes.  The good news is these projects should—at least in part—pay for themselves.  Join us to launch our discussion paper The Transit Transformation Australia Needs: Beneficiary funding as a natural and necessary evolution in mass transit […]

Pathways to Custodianship

August 29, 2019 - 12:52 -- Admin

Renegade Economists Show 578 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 6 – 6.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Subscribe to the weekly podcast. Show Notes Now we get down to the practicalities in the 5th Georgist podcourse. We discuss the best practices for ensuring the pathway to custodianship over consumerism is possible. Geeky […]

Infrastructure Australia to be Bolder

August 19, 2019 - 10:43 -- Admin

Cross-posted from the Australian Financial Review The federal government’s infrastructure advisory body is facing criticism for stepping back from an ambitious reform agenda outlined little more than a year ago, with its latest audit silent on road user charges, service privatisation and land tax reform. Infrastructure Australia released a new national infrastructure audit this week, […]

Stamp Duty to Land Tax – The Transition in Brief

August 5, 2019 - 10:49 -- Admin

Prosper has released our latest report, Stamp Duty to Land Tax: Designing the Transition by economist Dr. Tim Helm. The report challenges the prevailing orthodoxy that the highly sought-after stamp duty to land tax reform is too “politically difficult” to achieve.  What reform and why? Most policy experts agree that stamp duties impose significant costs […]

Annual Henry George Dinner

August 1, 2019 - 11:40 -- Admin

Join Prosper Australia and renowned economist professor Frank Stillwell for our 128th Annual Henry George Dinner on Wednesday 4th of September: We will be exploring the theme Land, Labor, and Capital: Understanding economic and social problems. This event will be a great opportunity to network with others interested in the problem of economic inequality and […]