Author Archives: Neocolonial

About Neocolonial

Ideas. Dreams. Collector of alternative perspectives. Engineering. Education. Politics. Photography. Whatever else catches my attention.

Uninhibited Basic Income

In Poverty and Progress, Henry George develops two basic concepts.  One is the notion of a Land Value Tax (LVT), in which land is taxed at a rate based upon its current value.  I’ve commented and developed this notion in … Continue reading

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My, er, rates appear to have gone missing

Today’s flare up over the ‘gifting’ of some $14M worth of concessions and inducements to Kalis and Myer to construct a new Myer Department Store in the Hobart CBD illustrates yet again the pernicious consequences of both poor ratings systems … Continue reading

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Further thoughts on the Senate

As a result of some discussion recently, I’d like to note down a few more thoughts on the possibilities of reform in the Australian Senate. It is quite clear to most that the Senate does not function as intended, fulfilling, … Continue reading

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In tribute

A crystalline silence, an otherworldly plain; Discarded piles of tribute — all that remains. Save a single flag, yet flying; Scarred standard yet defiant. Lightning flashes through the vision; Bringing thunder without sound. Valor true, dragons dying; Men transformed, mothers … Continue reading

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Senate Reform

In the wake of the recent federal election, and the follow up by-election in Western Australia, the need for reform to the Australian Senate is widely recognised — specifically to the voting process, but also the structure of the senate … Continue reading

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In recognition of nobility

Nobility is a concept that does not sit easily with democracy. It inherently suggests that there is an order among men; that breeding matters; that all things are not relative.  It rejects the grand misconceptions of this age; that all are … Continue reading

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Unease in the Working Class

It’s not as though the issue of quite different perspectives and preferences is isolated to the Liberals. A similar study on Labor shows a distinctly different set of votes for those who preference the Greens, to those who don’t. Labor … Continue reading

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