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

Real Estate information sources under fire

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photo credit: dirkjanranzijn Our I Want to Live Here report was quoted in yesterday’s Age eyebrow raiser Agent’s accused of hyping-up’ rental crisis to lure buyers. Whilst the article could have gone further, we were pleased to see that Simon Baxter today wrote a letter in support: Get real on property BRAVO to Natalie Craig (“Agents accused of ‘hyping up’ … Read More

Renegade Economists Podcast 73

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photo credit: sparr0 Inventors or Speculators An interview with James Murray (Centre for Policy Development) skates thru the GFC, highlighting the trillions in goodwill on the books. Also covered is a touch on Obama radiance and how local rents are jacked up pre-uni year to extort the market. What’s the solution – join our podcasters! Show Notes Workers must restrain … Read More

Vanuatu’s Land Rights building momentum

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Following our recent visit to Vanuatu, a colleague put this together, reflecting the heartfelt concern ni-Van’s have for their rapidly dwindling land ownership. Just 29 years since independence, only 11% of land in Villa is locally owned. As Morris Kaloran states: “No matter what factory they use, they cant make any more dirt.” We will be announcing a number of … Read More

A bid to save pristine land

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photo credit: Fool-On-The-Hill A renegade environmentalist has stepped into the breach to stop one of GW’s last acts of terror – selling off pristine land for oil and exploration at bargain prices. A bid to save pristine land: Tim DeChristopher, a 27-year-old college student, had slipped into the auction room and saw a woman he knew, a fellow environmentalist observing … Read More