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From Precarity to Self-Preservation

November 27, 2020 - 13:26 -- Admin

Renegade Economists Show 590 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 6 – 6.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Subscribe to the monthly podcast. Show Notes Karl reviews Australia’s recent land valuation bonanza, what it means for social equity and how recent government public policy has dealt with it. As we emerge from the […]

Big Pharma’s Covid Exposure

October 29, 2020 - 15:59 -- Admin

Renegade Economists Show 589 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 6 – 6.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Subscribe to the monthly podcast. Show Notes Has Big Pharma exposed society to undue risk in the covid era? In our 2nd episode on this issue, Tahir Amin ( takes us through the R & […]

8 Years on, Homebuyers Winning from ACT’s Pioneering Tax Reforms

October 13, 2020 - 15:49 -- Admin

A new report for Prosper Australia finds the ACT government’s twenty-year tax reform program is achieving more than its three key aims of predictability, efficiency and equity. Read the report The Second Interval: Evaluating the ACT’s 20 Year Land Value Taxation transition after 8 years. Prosper Australia Research Director, Karl Fitzgerald said: “The transition has […]

What augurs, Frydenberg?

October 1, 2020 - 12:01 -- Admin

Photo by Justin Clark on Unsplash The Federal budget is set to be handed down next week and, as usual, we are concerned about the Treasurer pump-priming land markets. As Prosper President, Catherine Cashmore, described in a recent interview with Martin North, the Australian property sector has taken on “too big to fail” characteristics in […]

Investment in affordable housing won’t cause a drop in private market house prices

September 29, 2020 - 22:25 -- Admin

Politicians must put aside ineffective market boosting policies if they wish to achieve housing affordability and improve social housing infrastructure in Australia. Australia has become dependent on high house prices to sustain new housing construction, which is why new supply hasn’t resolved affordability pressures for first home buyers or renters Public policy should prioritise affordable […]

Transcript: Overcoming reform theatre: on ‘planning red tape’, policy performance, and the politics of housing

September 15, 2020 - 10:57 -- Admin

Our first Annual Henry George Commemorative Address via zoom saw Professor Nicole Gurran usher the audience through the fallacious arguments that high Australian home prices are due to planning regulations choking the supply of new dwellings. A vibrant Q & A follows. Transcription to the 129th Annual Henry George Address EMILY: Good evening, everyone. Thank […]