Everybody needs a home, not a property portfolio

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Renegade Economists Show 435 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the free weekly podcast. Show Notes Karl sums up the challenge to life on earth as Kelly Whitworth (Homeless Persons Union of Victoria) discusses an action surrounding empty homes owned by government. Then more on Rental backed Mortgage Securities and the commodification of the … Read More

Vacancies up, House Prices Up

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Renegade Economists Show 422 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the free weekly podcast. Catherine Cashmore discusses her Speculative Vacancies report findings of 82,724 empty homes, up 22% on last year. How can house prices keep increasing? Vacancies Up, House Prices Up by Renegade Economists on Mixcloud Show Notes Media release AFR – Almost … Read More

Speculative Vacancies goes international?

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Renegade Economists Show 389 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the free weekly podcast. Show Notes A discussion with Uni of Toronto post-grad Stephanie Malcher on the effects of planning and real estate commodification on the homeless. Does the housing supply meme stand up? Speculative Vacancies goes international? by Renegadeeconomists on Mixcloud Related Links … Read More

The Code to Housing Wastage

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As published at Online Opinion: Despite Melbourne’s record-long housing affordability crisis, 64,386 empty homes were quantified in 2013. Vacancy hotspots surrounded the usual suspects of prime location, infrastructure, culture and education. This Housing Supply Crisis is aided and abetted by an ineffective taxation regime. But you wouldn’t know so many vacancies existed if you watched the published vacancy rates. The … Read More

Hoarding Without Consequence

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Hoarding Without Consequence by Renegadeeconomists on Mixcloud Renegade Economists Show 368 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the free weekly podcast. Show Notes Catherine Cashmore discusses the 7th Speculative Vacancy report. Beyond the staggering 64, 386 empty properties the report quantifies, we discuss some of the finer points of inefficient land use and its effects. … Read More