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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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