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To reforming economics as an interpretation of reality, rather than a diversion play for monopolists.




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Fight for your Mic

A warm welcome to all our new subscribers via the popular Michael Hudson episode last week. As a student of economics, you will understand that once a year we need to pay our bills, so we can still fight for our mic, for our right to alternative media. So if you can support our work, please visit here during our radiothon. Despite the callouts, there is the usual smattering of monopoly watch amidst the few policy...


US Financial Imperialism - Protected by Academic Propoaganda

Prof Michael Hudson joins to review his critique of US financial imperialism in light of recent events. From the WB, IMF through to deep state strategy, Hudson is the best in the business at tying the economic pressures in our lives to the geo-political forces at work. This must be about our 15th such interview. Do you have any questions for Michael for our next interview (in about 3 months time)? Please give generously to our crowdfunder, its radiothon time!


The Groundhog Feasts Again

An investigation into some of the PIGS nations as the same trends and traps occur in the race for economic success. Is the new economic model really the highpoint for humanity? And some commentary on the millennial housing dream photo lustre. How much economic pain can you take before you become a member and read our Progress magazine? Show Notes


Rethinking The Paradox of Property

Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing: Author Laurie Macfarlane delves into the depths of property rights to reveal the paradox of property. We wade into the UK housing market as core themes to the book are highlighted amidst our ongoing critique of neo-classical economics. Laurie finishes with an insight into the positive reform developments in Scotland. Show notes


Campaign Strategies for Public Land Selloffs

Let’s step into the world of grassroots citizenry with Peter Henderson from the Kyneton Town Square Reference Group and their battle to save the old Kyneton Primary School from yet another public lands selloff. In the second half, Karl discusses potential campaign strategies for public lands selloffs, from our unique economic perspective. Check the show notes and say hello


Pitchforks & Promises

Leading value capture academic Associate Prof Matthew Burke (Cities Research Institute, Griffith Uni) discusses the political complexities of changing the way we relate to infrastructure and the windfall gains landholders enjoy. This is discussed in light of the federal budget and Matthew’s research. Show notes -


Cheats, fraudsters and darn rent seekers

Karl digs into the Royal Commission on Banking, discusses what’s coming up when the superannuation sector is investigated and reveals important details on the Victorian State budget. Along the way there is background to what actually goes on during the week. Visitors from where? Show notes -


Show Off Economics

Polly Cleveland (Columbia University) discusses the origins of inequality, taking us on a journey from Tanzanian tribes in desert lands to aboriginal people engaging in horticultural activities. How does inequality begin? Join us for this trek through the ages. Show notes


Drip Feeding Formula Revealed

Peter Smith, social housing developer, joins to discuss the UK economy, revealing a key formula that developers use to manufacture scarcity and thus guarantee profits. Make sure you rock out in the middle of this episode as we return to discuss the game of monopoly and how we could really share the bounty of the earth. Show notes - ‎


Make Me Do It

New economics and green tech - in this episode Gary Flomenhoft (formerly Gundt Institute) joins to discuss the raft of policy solutions on offer. From cryptocurrency to tiny homes, UBI to CLTs - this is a fast paced interview with a number of edgy tangents. #podcast #neweconomicsShow notes


Trojan Strike Zone

We discuss the growing momentum behind the Build to Rent movement - could this be a trojan for that latest strike zone tool of Wall St? Beware Australia - your community is at even greater risk! Hopefully you will be prepared following this show to take on the global epidemic pushed by the trickle down elite : Expecting developers to keep building in order to reduce prices is pure fantasy. Show notes -


Bankers Recipe: Ripe for the Taking

Denise Brailey (Banking and Finance Consumer Support Association) spent the week at the Royal Commission into Banking. She reveals the machinations behind the investigation and how the big issues have been curtailed. Her insights on the banksters strategy to target the pillars of citizenry is harrowing.Show notes


Pure Fantasy: Supply Cliche

Karl wades through NIBYism as demonstrated by the Sierra Club. This leading US environmental group surprisingly objected to a bill on greater density in Californian cities. When carbon emissions are so travel related, the conflicting pressures for sane life with non-stop population growth needed unpacking. Is there a way to balance things? The first part of the show involves a recap of recent themes to flesh out some of the elements we didn’t get to fully explore. Show notes -...


Single Mums Taking on the Government

It's the International Women’s Day takeover with Rayna Fahey interviewing Juanita McClaren (Good Shepherd). They build on last year’s discussion and the challenges single mum’s, (anyone on welfare) are put through by the powers that be. Is this the most effective form of welfare oversight? More humane and efficient alternatives are on offer.Show notes -


Roundtable Concentration

Ed Dodson joins a roundtable discussion with Emily Sims and Neil Gilchrist on this age of business concentration. Just how fast is the top end consolidating? Issues include market share, patents, coops and economic framing. Show notes


Israel's Intent

Israel has fallen into line as a real estate hotspot as the commodification of a place to call home continues on virtually every part of the planet. Catherine Cashmore discusses her recent time there amidst the historical reminders of a better system. Is there not a more important place to get land economics right than here?Show notes -


Michael West on Accounting for Energy Rorts

Investigative journalist Michael West ( joins to analyse why Australia’s energy prices are jumping through the roof. We step through more accounting (dis)ease with the lavish use of Depreciated Optimised Replacement Costs to write off virtually anything. We then discuss Transurban’s tax trickery and the nature of Public Private Partnerships and the increasing secrecy used. Show notes -


Really? Davos on the power of Monopoly

A key forum from none other than the World Economic Forum, Davos asks ‘How is Rentier Capitalism Aggravating Inequality?’ Renegade economists’ ears will prick up at such a title, where a sophisticated discussion of monopoly rents, patents, globalisation, populism and land rents ensue. Panelists Ricardo Haussmann and Guy Standing dig in deep.Show notes via


De Niro's Island Paradise Coup

We forge ahead deeper into the disaster capitalism tearing at island life on Barbuda, one of the few remaining places on the planet where land hasn’t been commodified and the people thrown into a lifetime of debt. Teckla C Nega Melchior hits hard with one story after another revealing the levels of deceipt de Niro and Packer are pushing. Why is de Niro busy talking about global warming threats but still so enamored to be pushing this project upon a nation where the water table sits just...


Winds of Change hit Paradise Barbuda

A billionaire, a hollywood superstar and Hurricane Irma have converged to wipe away some of the last tidings of communal land title on the idyllic island of Barbuda. Listen to this harrowing story of rent-seekers enlisting disaster capitalism to wipe away any alternative to neoliberal economics. Part 1 in a story that must be told, again and again. Show notes -