Welcome to one of Melbourne’s largest specialist economics bookshop. Earthsharing Australia also has an extensive library of journals, reports and books dating back over one hundred years. Our bookshop has relevant material available on the subjects of economics, equity and social justice. Visit the online bookshop at our Prosper Australia website.

Below is a sample of the books available.

The Earth Belongs to Everyone

Alanna Hartzok
Alanna’s clarity shines through each of her essay’s, giving readers insights into early Judeo-Christian teachings, the Green Tax Shift and the importance of an Earth Rights Democracy. She finished with a power packed expose on the Economics of War and Peace, detailing how the rental value of land is siphoned into the Privilege Fund. Just $20.

The Secret Life of Real Estate (hardback)

by Phil Anderson

This timely book provides a detailed insight on how the addiction to land speculation became the foundation of the United States of America, as we know it today, the only country in the world where land title is not exclusively ‘owned’ by the government or crown – except in Australia, where Aboriginal people can have “native” title to their traditional lands.

If you always thought something was missing from economic prescriptions, this is a must read. Read the review here.

The Silver Bullet

by Fred Harrison
There’s only one way to kill poverty
Ever thought why poverty inquiries fail to make a difference? Essential reading if we are ever to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. $20 is all you need. Read the review here

Unlocking the Riches of Oz

by Bryan Kavanagh
A case study of the social and economic costs of real estate bubbles (1972 – 2006)


A study of the Australian real estate market, acting as a proxy for all world economies. See how tax systems have:

* created a property bubble poised to burst
* led to unaffordable housing
* given all the wrong takeover signals to investment banks

World leading research that must be digested over 28 crucial pages. Read why life wasn’t meant to be so hard!

Buy your copy for $10

Ricardo’s Law

by Fred Harrison
House Prices and the Great Tax Clawback Scam

One of the world’s leading experts on property cycles, Fred Harrison dissects Tony Blair’s failure to reform the welfare state and enhance opportunity for all. Mr Harrison uses a balance between practical examples and classical theory to deliver his message on policy solutions for the future.
Hardcover $33

Capitalism 3.0

by Peter Barnes
A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons

George Lakoff (author of ‘Dont Think of an Elephant’) says “Peter Barnes version of capitalism can save the planet, redress many equities of wealth, and reclaim the commons – our air, our water, our airwaves, and more. Here is capitalism as you’ve never seen it before. Take a look!” A top introduction to our concepts.
Hardcover $27

Boom Bust 2010

House Prices, Banking & the Depression of 2010

A core function of government is to ensure economic stability so that captain’s of industry and homeowners can save and invest with confidence. The author argues that at the core of present day capitalism is a destabilising mechanism economists prefer to ignore.
Hardcover $66

Wheels of Fortune

by Fred Harrison
Self Funding Infrastructure

Heavy on practical examples, once reading this you will armed with the evidence to refute anyone who ever says ‘there’s no such thing as a profit making public transport system’.
Softcover $22 + Postage $5

Get the set!

Economic Justice in Australia

– a guide to real prosperity for everyone
At last – Three concise, easy to read booklets outlining our way to an equitable and sustainable future. An excellent up to date presentation of our ideas.

Book 1 Free, Complete set – $5.00 (to cover postage)

Ever Yours, C.H Spence

An Autobiography

Popularly known for her stance on Proportional Representation, Catherine Spence was a pioneer on Land Value Taxation in Australia. As a journalist she wrote some key articles promoting the concept. The book also includes her private diary, complete with notes on dinners with the George’s in San Francisco.
Hardcover $24

The Prosperity Paradox

forward and compiled by Mark Hassed
The economic wisdom of Henry George – Rediscovered. Highlighting his most arresting speeches.
Our current economic paradigm – the “free market” system – delivers some dismal outcomes including chronic unemployment, poverty, welfare
Soft cover $19.80


– Our journal

Progress is Earthsharing Australia’s bimonthly journal. It contains 24 pages of analysis and comment on economics. If the earth is to always increase in value, who should profit from this? Email to receive a free trial subscription.
Please note: Membership of ESA (within Australia) costs $30 and includes a subscription to Progress.
A 12 month subscription (6 issues) costs:
Australia $15
New Zealand/ Oceania $30
Overseas $36

The writings of Henry George

Progress and Poverty

The all-time best-selling economics book. Never out of print since its first publication over 100 years ago. Written in beautiful prose, more resembling fine literature than an economics text. Explains the paradox of increasing poverty with advancing technology. Gives a policy prescription to unemployment and the struggles of small business. Highly recommended!
Hard cover $33
Soft cover $22
Abridged $11

Progress & Poverty

Edited and abridged for modern readers by Bob Drake

Many economists and politicians foster the illusion that great fortunes and poverty stem from the presence or absence of individual skill and risk-taking. Henry George, by contrast, showed that the wealth gap occurs because a few people are allowed to monopolize natural opportunities and deny them to others. George did not advocate equality of income, the forcible redistribution of wealth, or government management of the economy. He simply believed that in a society not burdened by the demands of a privileged elite, a full and satisfying life would be attainable by everyone.
Soft cover $16.50

Social Problems

An exposition in simple language of the problems that face society and the solution. The passion of George’s quest for social justice shines through.
Hard cover $11

The Science of Political Economy

Regarded by many as Henry George’s greatest work. More detailed and technical than Progress and Poverty.
Hard cover $27.50

Protection or Free Trade

Does tariff “protection” really help the people or is it a hoax that accrues profits to vested interests? Written in beautiful
prose and in many places quite humorous.

Hard cover $27.50
Abridged $2

Lie of the Land

A Study in the Culture of Deception
by Duncan Pickard

The culture of deception that underpins the economics of agriculture is revealed in this hard hitting expose. The usual suspects see lobbyists, big agriculture and tax dodgers threatening family farms. Bob gives us an insight to such fears and then proposes an answer.
Soft cover $16.50 Postage $2.50


by Philip Day

Is land a valuable community resource or merely another commodity for speculation? The elusive quest for social justice, taxation reform and a sustainable planetary environment.
Soft cover $5.50 Postage $2.50

Towards a New Society

by Sir Allen Fairhall

If you would like to learn everything you need to know about tax reform in only 3 hours buy this book! Sir Allen, who was a Cabinet Minister during the time of Sir Robert Menzies, explains how poverty and unemployment could be cured by the replacement of all other taxation with the ‘Single Tax’ on land values.
Soft cover $11 Postage $2.50

Stealing our Land

by Sir Kenneth Jupp

A former British High Court judge explains how the failure of governments to administer public finance sanctioned by morality has led to an onerous burden of taxation that is at the root of the major social and economic crises of modern society.
Soft cover $25

Elementary Economics

by George Charles

An excellent primer in economics written in plain English.
Soft cover $5

The Recovery Myth

by Bryan Kavanagh

Our economy has recovered after the crash of the 80s, or has it? Economic cycles predict interesting events ahead.
Hard cover $8

The Corruption of Economics

by Fred Harrison and Mason Gaffney

This, our best-selling title by current authors, is a brilliant and exciting expose of the connections between economics as a theoretical science and the funding of higher education as a political strategy. Was neoclassical economics designed to obscure the importance of land in the face of the criticisms of monopoly by Henry George and others?
Soft cover $22

The Natural Economy

by John Young

A true grasp of how the economy should be constituted shows it to be a thing of harmony and beauty, all its parts cooperating for the common good, and its inbuilt laws distributing benefits equitably.
Soft cover $24.20

Sharing the Earth

by Les Hemingway

A bounty-ful world for whom?
Soft cover $11

Bargain basement
How Labor Lost its Way by Clyde Cameron
Soft cover $2
Economic Principles by Max Hirsch
Soft cover $2

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