Grand Final Day for geeks

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Renegade Economists Show 515

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Just how far did Australia’s land prices go? There should have been a drum roll for this announcement! We traverse through the impact of such increases via latest census findings, reference Saul Eslake, geek out on the Productivity Commission’s latest report, delve into Bowie Bonds and finish with some Adani controversy. In the midst of this, Karl takes aim at one of the nation’s leading comedians – when are we going to find a celebrity who is willing to stand for a fairer economic system?

Related Links
Prosper’s media release – Land prices up $594 billion
Saul Eslake on affordability
Helen Razor on The Block’s Terrible Times
Census on home ownership
Could land tax bowie bonds be a nifty fix?
Alan Jones, Rudd on Q & A
Effects of climate on Pacific Island mounting

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Trickled On Times to Cease

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Renegade Economists Show 514

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Bryan Kavanagh discusses the failure that is neo-classical economics with the statement “We’ve seen that being ‘trickled on’ doesn’t work”. We discuss this in light of another surprising election result with Jacinda Ardern in NZ (apologies kiwis for my mispronunciation).

You gang must be able to recite this material with ease by now eh? Send any show ideas/ interviewees to renegades@earthsharing.org.au

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Deadweight Costs of Taxation over $2 per every $1 raised

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James Padolsey

Zero Government

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Renegade Economists Show 513

As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays.
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Prof Michael Hudson steps into a neo-con future to position where society could be in years to come. Just why are the Lloyd Blankfein’s (Goldman Sachs CEO) of the world so confused about the state of global politics? FYI – one of the many hats I wear is as Michael’s webmaster.

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Read Hudson’s books!
Why the FIRE sector (finance, insurance & real estate) should be DEDUCTED from GDP
Wine Country Fires
Past interviews with Michael (must coming close to 15 by now)
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Inequality of One GPS location

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Renegade Economists Show 512

As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays.
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Karl delves into the inequality issue by looking into two recent reports on the topic. What is truly driving inequality? Some shocking after-effects of the tax loopholes are being felt by the young and low income earners. It’s always fun here on the Renegades eh? Any tips on how to stay positive?

The show header? The only way to rebalance the inequality of their only being one possible GPS location on the planet is to instill a land tax. Then any economic advantage is shared by the community.

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Inequality is growing
HILDA report

A borrower on a 30-year mortgage spends 27 years paying for something that isn’t a house

If people do not have equal access to land value, what it really means is that they have no right to be a member of a community — no right to occupy the physical universe except in its remotest (rent-free) locations — and a civilisation that founds itself on keeping people apart like this cannot masquerade as a civilisation for long.

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All the Advantages in the World

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Renegade Economists Show 511

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Karl runs through the immense advantages property investors enjoy. The list starts at 27 but how many do we end up with? Whilst these advantages exist at the macro and the micro, those locked out of housing face little but policy fraud, as regular listeners will be aware. How much economic pain will the locked out face before a little economic study helps rebalance this supposed level playing field?

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20? no 27? advantages property investors enjoy
Total Resource Rents of Australia

Automated Numbers via Freesound
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