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Michael Hudson, Covid-19 & Shrinkage

March 27, 2020 - 10:56 -- Admin

Renegade Economists Show 582 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 6 – 6.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Subscribe to the monthly podcast. Show Notes We interrupt our regular podcourse with a cov19 investigation with Prof Michael Hudson, reporting in from NY. One of the world’s leading economists describes what can we expect […]

Gauging The Green New Deal

March 6, 2020 - 16:28 -- Admin

Renegade Economists Show 581 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 6 – 6.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Subscribe to the monthly podcast. Show Notes This is the 8th episode of the Georgist podcourse, this month looking at green economics in the context of the green new deal. Along the way we look […]

Submission to the 2020 Victorian Budget

February 19, 2020 - 16:01 -- Admin

Download our 2020 Vic budget submission (submitted January 2020)   Prosper welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the 2020 Victorian Budget. It is our position that unearned and unproductive streams of private income which derive from these elements of our economy should be more heavily taxed. This will allow taxes on the productive sector to […]

State’s have the best taxes

February 18, 2020 - 14:44 -- Admin

An excerpt to Prosper’s submission to the NSW government’s Federal Financial Relations Review: Prosper Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the NSW Federal Financial Relations Review (the Review). Prosper is an independent, not-for-profit organisation campaigning for economic justice. Our reform agenda derives from the work of nineteenth century philosopher, Henry George. Prosper’s […]

March monthly discussion: Should we scrap compulsory super?

February 18, 2020 - 14:23 -- Admin

Who wins and loses from higher compulsory super contributions? Superannuation is widely supported by Australians and is considered a key pillar in retirement savings. But is the system still fit for purpose, and does it achieve its intended goals?  We are seeing an increasing intergenerational divide. The wealth of older Australians has accelerated. Wages continue […]

Progress for public interest

January 29, 2020 - 16:43 -- Admin

The 1128th edition of Progress Magazine is now available online. Here is the editorial. Dear supporters, At the 2019 Prosper AGM, members passed the motion to remove section 17 from the constitution requiring the production of four editions of Progress per year. The decision was made in light of the digital era, where our online […]

Josh Ryan Collins ACT Seminar: Life After Interest Rates

November 19, 2019 - 16:48 -- Admin

1pm, Dec 4th Parliament House How financial and fiscal policy can better support sustainable economic growth With interest rate cuts failing to stop the economic slide, and consistent warnings from our RBA chief that monetary policy cannot do what fiscal stimulus must, what else can we do to support Australia’s prosperity? Helping us navigate the […]

Public or private housing? There’s an in-between solution

November 18, 2019 - 12:46 -- Admin

Originally published by The Age. By Emily Sims, Director of Engagement at Prosper Australia There’s something awfully jarring about contemporary public land privatisations. When we’re side-stepping rough sleepers in the street, it seems incredible that a Labor government can’t find a way to use our land for housing. Some statistics: 26 per cent is the […]

Josh Ryan-Collins Melbourne lecture: life after interest rates

November 14, 2019 - 18:33 -- Admin

6pm, Dec 3rd The Kelvin Club, Melbourne How financial and fiscal policy can better support sustainable economic growth With interest rate cuts failing to stop the economic slide, and consistent warnings from our RBA chief that monetary policy cannot do what fiscal stimulus must, what else can we do to support Australia’s prosperity? Helping us […]

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