Victoria’s Privatisation Agenda

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Renegade Economists Show 547

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A refreshing change – my colleague Emily Sims hosts this week’s show. Dr Sophie Stirrup (Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University & former Dept of Treasury) provides an insiders account to Victoria’s early 90s privatisation agenda. From this we hear about the formative days of Transurban, the risks behind the CityLink tollway and set the reasoning for the new Western Distributor infrastructure spend. Thanks listeners for getting us to our radiothon target. That helps me through the winter blues =]

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Transurban – the creation of a monster
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South Africa’s Land Reform Urgency

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Renegade Economists Show 546

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Peter Meakin (Constitutional Property Rights Foundation) reports on the push for land reform – without compensation for white farmers. He explains how this could occur with a legitimate trade off. Should we rely on the western development model to skill new landholders up?

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World Bank on land reform priority, land tenure registrations
Mozambique Leaf Company
FW De Klerk Foundation concerns


SA Constitution

25 (5) The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to foster conditions which enable citizens to gain access to land on an equitable basis.

228 (2) The power of a provincial legislature (and so implicitly the national government PIM) to impose taxes, levies, duties and surcharges –
(a) may not be exercised in a way that materially and unreasonably prejudices national economic policies, economic activities across provincial boundaries, or the national mobility of goods, services, capital or labour;

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Fight for your Mic

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A warm welcome to all our new subscribers. As a student of economics, you will understand that once a year we need to pay our bills, so we can still fight for our mic, for our right to alternative media. So if you can support our work, please visit here during our radiothon. Despite the callouts, there is the usual smattering of monopoly watch amidst the few policy explanations. Normal transmissions resume next week. $300 to go, would love that to come from our podcast community.

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US Financial Imperialism – Protected by Academic Propaganda

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Renegade Economists Show 544

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Prof Michael Hudson joins to review his critique of US financial imperialism in light of recent events. From the WB, IMF through to deep state strategy, Hudson is the best in the business at tying the economic pressures in our lives to the geo-political forces at work. This must be about our 15th such interview. Do you have any questions for Michael for our next interview (in about 3 months time)? Please give generously to our crowdfunder, its radiothon time!

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Past interviews with Michael
Pentagon’s missing $21 trillion
Michael on student debts

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The Groundhog Feasts Again

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Renegade Economists Show 543

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An investigation into some of the PIGS nations as the same trends and traps occur in the race for economic success. Is the new economic model really the highpoint for humanity? And some commentary on the millennial housing dream photo lustre. How much economic pain can you take before you become a member and read our Progress magazine?

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Portugal – Lisbon is thriving. But at what price for those living there?
Ireland’s Daft report on rising rents
Daft on falling rental supply
David Wachsmuth interview on Air BnB profit rates.

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