Harnessing Efficiency to Enable Opportunity

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Renegade Economists Show 573 – the last weekly show.

As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the weekly podcast.

Show Notes

A collage to see us out in show 573. My first introduction to 3CR was via a late Sunday night show in 1990 called Itch to Scratch. They mixed politics over music to make learning fun. Hopefully this collage helps summarise some of the core themes of the show over the last 11 years. Enjoy the holidays.

 

Snippets from Teckla Negga Melchoir, Laurie Macfarlane, Yannis Tziligakis, Gary Flomenhoft, Ricardo Haussmann, Guy Standing and John Freebairn.

Music by Vorte, Mary Lattimore, Secret Circuit, F33Lings and the beloved Poddington Bear

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Quotes in the Age re ALP’s developer handout

 

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The End of the Month or the End of the World?

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Renegade Economists Show 572

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Frank de Jong (co-founder Canadian Green Party) talks about the fading political currency of policy makers and their inability to meet the demands of inequality alongside rampant right-wing influence. How can a pre-emptive economic system be enabled to deal with issues at source? Taxation is not just to raise revenue, but to improve economic outcomes. Check his work via https://earthsharing.ca/

Related Links
Past interviews with Frank de Jong.
Wayne Swan on a living wage
George Monbiot on Koch Bros funding UK sceptics

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The Bounty of Place

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Renegade Economists Show 571

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Dave Giesen (Henry George School of Social Sciences, San Fran) discusses the latest round of efforts to help the homeless. Will a tax on Silicon Valley unicorns to fund homeless services make a lasting difference? So many people are feeling the precarity but so few grasp the Georgist story. Earth Rights are Birth Rights. Instead the cry of humanity continues to slip back towards sharecropping. Cheery as always, we hope this helps you read between the lines.

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Prop C and a tax on Silicon Valley for the homeless
Pearl Jam $11.5m for homeless
Dave’s SF Walking Tours
We didn’t get to it, but peeps like Jeremy Corbyn have taken Dave’s walk.

Melanie’s quote:

All my life I have observed creative people unable to create due to not owning land.. i yearn to grow food…to be able to be with the soil…but how ? I live in a bus to avoid the rental costs but must always move on….i see large tracts of land owned by one old person….a few animals graze where i could create a garden of Eden….creativity and the gifts of good people lie fallow because we cannot secure a place on Earth to grow ….what can we do ? I seek a way.

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Soos on Banking Sharks

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Renegade Economists Show 570

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Independent economist Philip Soos (twitter.com/PhilipSoos) is one of Australia’s leading heterodox economists. We welcome him back onto the show to discuss the state of the Australian economy in light of the Royal Commission into banking. An onslaught of data points ensues, with Philip giving a detailed insight into the role of banking fraud, speculative real estate investment and the required reforms.

Related Links
Interest-only loan cliff
RBA on Securitisation and the Housing Market
How Fossil Fuels are Taxing us to Death – Literally.

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Trusterty with John Emmeus Davis

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Renegade Economists Show 569

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Show Notes
Holy heck – 4 more weeks until the show goes on hiatus after 11 wonderful years. John Emmeus Davis is the world’s leading Community Land Trust scholar with over 30 years hands-on experience as a co-founder of Burlington Associates. We discuss the key learnings behind the establishment of a CLT and the new opportunities opening up in this space. Plenty of wisdom in this one – enjoy. Who should be interviewed over the next 4 weeks?

Related Links
Chronology of the land reform movement – this is seriously humbling. Your saturday night entertainment, to scroll through this. We must do one for Australia.
Burlington CLT resources page – about the best place online to learn about this stuff, from 101’s to calculators on the various CLT formulas available.
Ralph Borsodi – Mr Trusterty – a classic interview with him on Plowboy.
Thanks to Poddington Bear for the music and all those who share this show!

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