Real Estate 4 Ransom Precis

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This article was written for the Sustainable Living Festival and can be downloaded The global economy crashed under the weight of excessive debt – debt caused by the giant ponzi scheme known as the real estate game. Drilling down, we see that it is high land prices that caused the debt drain. Greece had a property bubble of some 220% … Read More

Housing Glut Interest

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Adam Schwab wrote up our fourth report on speculative vacancies in Crikey yesterday. Shortage or glut? Feast or famine? The question of whether Australia is suffering a housing shortage continues to be hotly disputed, with the real estate and construction lobbies arguing a desperate shortage exists, while other independent bodies, such as Prosper Australia, disputing the notion of a shortage. … Read More

Do Revolutions Work?

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David Smiley David Smiley is the author of Crumbling Foundations and Third World Intervention – A New Analysis Revolutions usually start with the violent toppling of some hated figurehead, for example the French Louis XV, the Russian Tsar or some recent Middle Eastern despot. Revolutions usually finish in confusion. This is because, after the smoke and confusion of battle, a … Read More

Introducing …. Earthsharing Canada

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Our good friend Frank de Jong has set up Earthsharing Canada. Check the new look website where you can read Frank’s erudite writings like: Untax Business, Uptax Nature By Frank de Jong Well, the federal political parties are saber rattling again, threatening an election over the corporate tax cuts which will be in the upcoming budget. The Conservatives are sticking … Read More

Earth Based Economics

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“When capitalism started, nature was abundant and capital was scarce; it thus made sense to reward capital above all else. Today we’re awash in capital and literally running out of nature”, Peter Barnes, Capitalism 3.0 “A commons arises whenever a given community decides that it wishes to manage a resource in a collective manner, with special regard for equitable access, … Read More