Sustainable Economics for Everyone

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photo credit: Berd Whitlock Saturday Feb 21st, Sustainable Living Festival 3pm – 3.50pm Think Tent, Fed Square Big Problems need Big Picture thinking. Reforming our economic system so that every decision we make reflects the environmental cost of making that good or undertaking that activity is vital for our survival. With Melbourne one of the world’s largest sprawl cities, how … Read More

The Recession We Could Have Avoided

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Presented by Dr Gavin Putland Thursday November 6th, 6.45pm As the panic sets in and discussions about a new financial framework at the Bretton Woods 2 meeting grow, Dr Putland will measure up the trends that continue to lead us into asset bubbles. What can be done to avoid them? What should the G20 countries be focusing on? What can … Read More

Economics for Activists 2008

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Short Course – 4 x Tuesdays starting Oct 14th* 6.15 – 8pm Following last year’s highly successful Economics for Activists series, Karl Fitzgerald (3CR – Renegade Economists) returns to provide these gold coin sessions. Investigate universal economic laws and how they influence our everyday lives as activists, advocates and solid citizens. Now more than ever activists and solid citizens alike … Read More

Annual Dinner – Our 117th!

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117th Henry George Annual Dinner Tues Sept 2nd Equal and Inalienable Rights to the Earth — Ground, Water and Air: when and how should one allow Enclosing the Commons? Download Flyer This year we are fortunate to have Dr Terry Dwyer deliver the Commemorative Address. As a highly respected Resource Economist, Terry has chosen this year’s topic based on the … Read More

The True Cost of Food

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A kilogram of beef contains between 15,000 and 100,000 litres of embodied water. For every kilogram of wheat grown in Australia, seven kilograms of topsoil are lost. We give lip service to concerns about peak oil and greenhouse gases, yet our agricultural industry is utterly dependent on unsustainable quantities of polluting petrochemicals. There’s no reason why this insanity can’t be … Read More