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

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


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




Level 2/22 Punch Lane Melbourne, 3000 613 9077 0999


The Greatest Transfer of Wealth in HIstory

Raquel Rolnik, the former UN Special Rapporteur for the right to housing and Prof of Architecture and Urban Design (Uni Sao Paolo) joins to discuss her new book War on Places. We delve into the seismic shift in housing as a financialised asset. See we arent crazy!Show notes on soon.

Duration: 00:29:12

The Distinctive Factor

Lindy Davies joins to discuss banking as a natural monopoly. We cover the epidemic of consumer debt - what causes this, the banks or the underlying inequality? Concentrate at the 25 minute mark as Lindy delivers key insights for land reformers. Show notes:

Duration: 00:28:43

Grand Final Day

Just how far did Australia’s land prices go? There should have been a drum roll for this announcement! We traverse through the impact of such increases via latest census findings, reference Saul Eslake, geek out on the Productivity Commission’s latest report, delve into Bowie Bonds and finish with some Adani controversy. In the midst of this, Karl takes aim at one of the nation’s leading comedians - when are we going to find a celebrity who is willing to stand for a fairer economic system?...

Duration: 00:27:59

Trickled On Times to Cease

Bryan Kavanagh discusses the failure that is neo-classical economics with the statement “We’ve seen that being ‘trickled on’ doesn’t work”. We discuss this in light of another surprising election result with Jacinda Ardern in NZ (apologies kiwis for my mispronunciation).You gang must be able to recite this material with ease by now eh? Send any show ideas/ interviewees to Show notes - by...

Duration: 00:28:19

Zero Government

Prof Michael Hudson steps into a neo-con future to position where society could be in years to come. Just why are the Lloyd Blankfein’s (Goldman Sachs CEO) of the world so confused about the state of global politics? Show notes -

Duration: 00:28:56

All the Advantages in the World

Karl runs through the immense advantages property investors enjoy. The list starts at 27 but how many do we end up with? Whilst these advantages exist at the macro and the micro, those locked out of housing face little but policy fraud, as regular listeners will be aware. How much economic pain will the locked out face before a little economic study helps rebalance this supposed level playing field?Show notes -

Duration: 00:29:05

An Economic Thriller

Former Fannie Mae risk-assessor Ed Dodson ( joins to discuss the transformations in finance he witnessed over 35 years. We progress to the unwinding of QE3 and the predicament monetarists face. Show notes - ‎

Duration: 00:27:56

Popcorn Banking

Lindsay David ( discusses his The Big Rort report on the latest investor favouritism provided by the banks. LF again exposes the limited oversight APRA and ASIC provide on banking practices. How many similarities are there to the lending behaviours that accelerated the US financial crisis?Show notes -

Duration: 00:27:57

10 years - Now Do as the Queen Does!

Karl celebrates 10 years on air before delving into a revelation that the Queen is a Georgist. Listen to how she behaves. Now dear landlord - follow her lead!Give me a 10th birthday present by saying hello - or by reviewing the show on itunes. 3 reviews in 10 years - should we continue?Show notes -

Duration: 00:29:29

The Big Shift

Deirdre Kent ( discusses the need for a new economic system encompassing both land and monetary reform, as outlined in her new book The Big Shift. How can these core natural monopolies be used to enhance the common good? We discuss some of the underlying assumptions that blindside mainstreamers from grasping why life has become so challenging. Show notes -

Duration: 00:29:28

Power Ledger a Bitcoin

Bitcoin is booming and the blockchain technology behind it is being used in innovative ways. David Martin is the Managing Director of Power Ledger a Perth-based startup using the technology to link surplus solar production with tenants wanting renewable energy. Another fascinating conversation on 3CR’s Renegade Economists! Check the show notes.

Duration: 00:29:38

Surprise! Collusive Cycles Coerce Commuters

Commentary from the World’s Most Liveable City and how neo-con analysis overlooks the biggest issue. How does that sort of oversight effect Karl’s commuter polluter friends on the Cannonball run-like Calder freeway? Bid rent curves lead us to the cost of petrol pricing cycles, where Andrey Firsov ( joins to reveal his insights on the collusion at the micro level. US Senator Bernie Sanders also drops in to add his weight to this costly issue from the macro perspective....

Duration: 00:29:04

Geotopia's Surplus

Author Jeffrey J Smith joins to discuss his new sci-fi book Perfect Timing. Alongside it we discuss the blinkered ideology of the sci-fi genre, the nature of social improvements and the potential of life in a futuristic community. Jeff was speaking from Mexico - I hope the quality is ok. Show notes -

Duration: 00:28:42

Uncomforting Politicians

Karl takes us through the latest policy fraud as housing pressures continue to escalate, such that a homeless protest camp gains national media exposure. We hear a video from Lanz Priestley at sydney's 24-7 street kitchen and safe space community and his perspective on the failure of public policy to deal with the issue. Karl finishes with yet another tool of mass destruction out of Wall St. Show notes: by Mher Galstyan on Unsplash

Duration: 00:29:52

A Magnificent Fraud

Energy economist Chris Cook joins to discuss the pressure points within global commodity markets. We look at the financialisation of oil and gas and the role of middlemen. Australia’s transition to global pricing parity in the gas market has led to the need for a new energy paradigm. Chris describes how a more cost-effective commodity market could evolve. Show notes -

Including Community in Economic Analysis

Karl broadcasts from the farm for the first time covering Henry George’s Social Problems and the need to ensure the community (as much as the individual) is included in economic analysis. We then line up our sights on the neo-liberal agenda of the Victorian government. Show notes:

Duration: 00:27:41

500 Shows - Fred Harrison on Rent-Seekers Responsibilities

Leading Georgist author Fred Harrison ( joins to discuss the frontiers of the linguistics battle for humanity to rediscover their civic rights to a share of the rents. Thanks for all your support and the various emails from around the world. Show notes -

Duration: 00:27:56

Foundations for a New Urban Agenda

Alanna Hartzok (Earth Rights Institute) joins to discuss policy machinations at the UN level in the face of the commodification of real estate. Water rights, inequality and the root causes of inequality are discussed. Show notes -

Duration: 00:29:54

Fever - 9 Days On

What to do when you've been wiped out for the last week with a fever? I just made it through last week's show, this week is a collage of Allan Watts, Shawn Wallace reading Henry George, an excellent TEDx presentation by Laurie Macfarlane, I Robot, a teaser from Tomorrowland then to finish with the intro to the incredible Adam Curtis' latest documentary HyperNormalisation. Show notes: making it out of the shadows of this deep, deep valley!

Duration: 00:29:13

Bood Boils

The multimedia megaphone comes out to play with clips from Grenfell Tower, the ongoing AirBnb disparity, Australian house prices up $300 per day with Andrew Leigh and a clip taking us way back to the ironically named Pyramid Building Society. Show notes

Duration: 00:29:32

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