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» 20/11/2012 1:01:05 PM Re Rhrosty and the old red-under-the-beds libel: Georgists (such as Karl Fitzgerald and m.....
» 20/11/2012 12:27:22 PM The author wrote: "Meanwhile small business struggles with rising rents, while surrou.....
» 31/10/2012 9:54:50 AM Arjay wrote: "The new tax free threshold has moved from $6,000 to $18,200.This means .....
» 23/08/2012 5:21:53 PM Rhrosty mentions two kinds of tax avoidance. One uses inflated "transfer pricing".....
» 18/08/2012 2:29:37 PM Ludwig wrote: "A few photos, a bit of moving footage or audio recording, and Bobís yo.....
» 16/08/2012 11:37:08 AM How to beat fines due to inadequate signage: http://is.gd/bad_signage . How to beat revenu.....
» 17/05/2012 8:36:24 AM It isn't necessary to legalize. It *is* necessary to put a bottleneck in the supply chain .....
» 17/05/2012 8:13:29 AM Ahem... The ColOmbian barons will be out of business too......
» 17/05/2012 8:09:33 AM If the war on drugs is concentrated on retail sales (not possession, but sales), upstream .....
» 9/05/2012 9:58:06 AM Current drug policy, including law enforcement and "harm minimization", ignores .....
» 28/04/2012 8:11:02 PM Dear Rhrosty, Landlords hate land tax because they can't pass it on. So they campaign aga.....
» 18/04/2012 1:02:21 PM Rhosty: Presumably you understand that high "house" prices are actually high &qu.....
» 5/04/2012 8:49:43 AM If you are prosecuted under these ridiculous laws, you should plead not guilty and indicat.....
» 2/04/2012 10:44:14 AM Careful, Mr Meyer. On a thread like this, it might be hard to tell who's joking and who's .....
» 30/03/2012 8:48:18 AM The story is a fabrication. See http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/microchip.asp ......
» 9/02/2012 4:12:03 PM Unless my arguments were actually put before the High Court and rejected in its judgment, .....
» 9/02/2012 11:07:18 AM The article gives some of the moral reasons why we can't tolerate indefinite detentions of.....
» 1/02/2012 9:43:47 AM Without trying to model economic disequilibrium, one can easily find conditions under whic.....
» 13/12/2011 9:24:15 AM A supply-side revolution means completely removing the tax burden from the production/orig.....
» 11/12/2011 10:55:32 PM skeptic: You seem to miss the point of the separation of powers. The point is that it take.....
» 11/12/2011 10:51:21 PM AnthonyE: If we're going to be guided by the Old Testament, we can start with the oft-repe.....
» 9/12/2011 11:21:03 AM A criminal cases review commission is one part of the solution. Another is the repeal of .....
» 23/11/2011 11:28:14 AM Oops -- I posted too soon. McRobert continued: "There is no way any company can be bi.....
» 23/11/2011 11:01:43 AM John McRobert wrote: "The proposed 2% spending tax has nothing to do with bank transa.....
» 22/11/2011 11:12:07 AM [Continued from above.] A retail tax or a "land value tax" would avoid the &quo.....
» 22/11/2011 11:08:00 AM McRobert wrote: "From 1750 to 1850 the population grew 300 per cent, and they all had.....
» 4/11/2011 9:58:26 AM Mr Holden wrote: "Its application has been based on the assumption that bad people fr.....
» 22/09/2011 8:25:59 AM "But people forget about the impact of seemingly minor government rules like regulati.....
» 28/07/2011 10:26:34 AM Here's a diabolical scheme for getting rid of income tax, tempting business people to aban.....
» 13/07/2011 2:03:00 PM Atman wrote: "Your assumption that people buy on price alone is wrong." Nowhere.....
» 13/07/2011 1:46:45 PM Amicus asks: If buying stuff you want or need cheaper is what it's all about and that seem.....
» 13/07/2011 11:23:51 AM David wrote: "most will be compensated for the increase in price so there will be no .....
» 13/07/2011 10:09:25 AM Atman wrote: "their buying preferences DID NOT change." That's because there wa.....
» 17/05/2011 12:04:10 PM Roses1: If you are suggesting that closing income-tax loopholes for land speculation could.....
» 17/05/2011 11:57:20 AM VK3AUU wrote: "The author is removing the tax on the employer, but in its place he is.....
» 10/05/2011 11:24:35 AM To avoid a lost decade, debts that canít be repaid must be written off or written down as .....
» 10/05/2011 7:47:18 AM Unfortunately the three simple policy ideas that neither Dee nor Dum will discuss have bee.....
» 17/04/2011 8:10:00 PM Siltstone: NOWHERE does the article state or imply that owner-occupied homes have ever bee.....
» 11/04/2011 12:11:30 PM For the record, I am not and have never been a "9/11 truther" or an adherent of .....
» 11/04/2011 11:52:46 AM Amicus: The states have not "reneged" on abolition of conveyancing stamp duty. I.....
» 11/04/2011 10:13:48 AM Ahem... "approbrium" should be "opprobrium"......
» 11/04/2011 10:11:11 AM Moran says: "It is the consumer... that pays the costs of the carbon tax. Costs are p.....
» 9/04/2011 6:14:02 PM rehctub wrote: "Now, the real problem with hiring a disabled person is the way that t.....
» 8/04/2011 2:33:22 PM Dear "rational-debate", If I am not mistaken, you are the first person who has .....
» 8/04/2011 11:08:52 AM The reversal of the onus of proof in the name of the "war on drugs" is INCOMPATI.....
» 8/04/2011 10:55:56 AM P.S.: The reversal of the onus of proof in the name of the "war on drugs" is INC.....
» 8/04/2011 10:10:11 AM Tip for any unemployed person (disabled or otherwise) being stuffed around by Centrelink, .....
» 4/04/2011 6:36:56 PM Hasbeen: That's why so many public transport proponents prefer trams and electric trains; .....
» 4/04/2011 1:40:04 PM That'd be right, Houellebecq. Those who act against the public interest always want to be .....
» 4/04/2011 12:13:19 PM Houellebecq: I'll be satisfied when the law treats smoking like sex: the right to do it ex.....
» 4/04/2011 11:00:29 AM To claim negative gearing on a future investment, you should have to build a new dwelling,.....
» 4/04/2011 10:24:27 AM It's not about indoctrination. It's not about your right to take risks. It's about my righ.....
» 1/04/2011 10:34:43 AM Shadow Minister: Had you actually clicked on the link, you would have seen that I'm actual.....
» 31/03/2011 6:26:39 PM BOYCOTT STAMP DUTY ON PROPERTY PURCHASES Stamp duty is REGRESSIVE. For first home buyers,.....
» 16/03/2011 12:15:32 PM 579 wrote: "you are saying, because values have fallen the contract you signed is voi.....
» 10/03/2011 2:33:36 PM Civil disobedience is for mugs; it gives the State another licence to persecute you in the.....
» 10/03/2011 11:55:33 AM spindoc: A pilot scheme in Tasmania, if imposed by Canberra, would violate s.51(ii) and s......
» 10/03/2011 10:29:28 AM Fear not. If you are being threatened with a federal conviction over some harmless thing i.....
» 8/03/2011 11:36:39 AM COMPLAINING ABOUT THE WRONG TAX Michael Hitchens warns that a carbon price "could ma.....
» 24/02/2011 9:58:31 AM WHY WE HAVE UNEMPLOYMENT "Economic rent" is the free lunch resulting from prote.....
» 22/02/2011 3:05:13 PM "Policies targeting national PRODUCTION of emissions... are likely to be less cost-ef.....
» 10/02/2011 10:17:12 AM [...CONTINUED] Worse, under universal suffrage, your chances of affecting the outcome are.....
» 10/02/2011 10:16:07 AM The problem isn't advertising by vested interests. Neither is it reporting by corporate me.....
» 13/12/2010 10:15:57 AM If you're not making an anti-Christian rant, you don't blame the Christians for destroying.....
» 2/11/2010 2:07:58 PM Ahem... Of course the 2nd sentence in my 2nd paragraph should read: "It is actually b.....
» 2/11/2010 11:26:01 AM [...Continued.] "Every single day government borrows a 100 million dollars," sa.....
» 2/11/2010 11:18:37 AM As Gerald Ford said, "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a go.....
» 12/10/2010 2:53:00 PM You'll never cut money out of elections until you cut out the media, and you'll never cut .....
» 30/09/2010 10:51:47 AM Here are a few sticks to threaten the State or Territory with: http://is.gd/dr8vL, http://.....
» 20/09/2010 1:26:03 PM SEPTEMBER 17 IS THE DAY New Year's Day is a holiday in its own right, and is unsuitable f.....
» 20/08/2010 6:14:21 PM Re: "They tried dropping negative gearing during the greatest treasurers time. Had to.....
» 20/08/2010 2:22:39 PM Hasbeen wrote: "Capital gains is there to entice private owners into the rental marke.....
» 20/08/2010 11:57:32 AM The article quotes the Senate Committee on Housing Affordability as saying: "...the c.....
» 19/08/2010 10:47:10 AM The whole debate about reforming income tax is a distraction from the fact that there is n.....
» 11/08/2010 9:06:41 AM Dear Ozandy, "Don't feed the trolls." If AGW is bunk, and if a carbon price is .....
» 10/08/2010 3:07:01 PM To clarify: I'm not a fan of big public housing projects, whether their density is high or.....
» 10/08/2010 2:04:28 PM [...CONTINUED] Elliott extols the virtues of backyards, which are real enough, but fails .....
» 10/08/2010 2:01:25 PM Sprawl merchants like Ross Elliott and Wendell Cox do the bidding of property investors/sp.....
» 6/07/2010 10:30:44 AM If you lose a child to a medical condition for which the diagnosis is the least bit dubiou.....
» 14/06/2010 1:32:23 AM Edward Carson wrote: "And as the corporations use their own money, there is no compa.....
» 11/06/2010 3:01:58 PM Reinventing democracy so that it can't by hijacked by money: http://indymedia.org.au/2010/.....
» 9/06/2010 1:55:53 PM rehctub: It is not necessary to debate whether development delays are caused by governmen.....
» 8/06/2010 4:26:38 PM rehctub: I invite you to keep thinking along the same lines, and apply the same logic to .....
» 7/06/2010 11:20:18 AM rehctub: Yes, governments waste money. But when you have shrunk the government as far as .....
» 3/06/2010 3:52:03 PM Hoju wrote: "if you're saying we should all be paying the rental value of the land w.....
» 11/05/2010 10:57:54 AM A law purporting to criminalize a particular behaviour is null and void if juries are not .....
» 27/03/2010 9:28:51 PM [...Continuing] The problem is whether the home owners would tolerate such a system in th.....
» 27/03/2010 9:25:04 PM Dear "rehctub": Yes, empty and unavailable houses are a very small percentage o.....
» 26/03/2010 2:47:02 PM Apologies for misinterpreting rehctub. Reasonably or unreasonably, I mistook "transac.....
» 25/03/2010 8:04:27 PM Dear "WTF", You mentioned debit tax. "rehctub" mentioned turnover tax.....
» 25/03/2010 10:33:19 AM "rehctub" wrote: "... if a property is purchased and not producing an inco.....
» 24/03/2010 9:27:22 PM "WTF" and "rehctub": The best thing about the debit tax or transaction.....
» 1/02/2010 10:47:19 AM The Australian Flag will not change unless and until a majority of voters see an alternati.....
» 24/01/2010 11:45:28 PM Dear David, A few loose ends. (1) What if the figures are wrong? What if the current ret.....
» 21/01/2010 9:22:08 AM Pericles: > That's a new angle, grputland. I suppose it would be for those who buy th.....
» 19/01/2010 7:02:26 PM Pericles [continued]: > The community creates capital gains? Since when? Since the fi.....
» 19/01/2010 6:56:38 PM David Jennings: Not surprisingly, the Land Values Research Group believes that public rev.....
» 18/01/2010 1:51:57 PM Fester wrote: "I dont believe extra taxation is necessary." Neither do I. What .....
» 18/01/2010 1:29:44 PM Dear Col, You wrote: > hook, line and sinker > ... > So, why do you assume I be.....
» 16/01/2010 12:14:53 AM Dear Fester, I think we're at cross purposes: greenfields vs. brownfields. As Stev cited.....
» 14/01/2010 4:49:38 PM Dear Col, You ask: > So I am a parasite for having a couple of investment > proper.....
» 14/01/2010 10:33:51 AM Disclosure: Bryan Kavanagh is my colleague in the Land Values Research Group. Re "O.....
» 29/12/2009 2:09:57 PM Dear "J S Mill" (now that I'm back in town), If "Pharmaceutical Benefits C.....
» 29/12/2009 11:41:12 AM As the behaviour of the Federal and State governments is motivated by money, the most effe.....
» 26/11/2009 10:21:16 AM Usual one-sided pro-sprawl propaganda. Plenty of complaints about restrictions on sprawl. .....
» 20/11/2009 11:20:43 PM Col Rouge: I'm not sure it's my job to defend the RBA's work except to give it due attribu.....
» 20/11/2009 2:02:28 PM NOT OUR GRAPH The graph at the end of the article can be found at http://www.rba.gov.au/S.....
» 27/09/2009 9:07:29 PM Crackcup wrote: > You give the general impression that you a very bitter person > w.....
» 27/09/2009 1:48:49 PM rehctub wrote: > So what about the times when interest rates increase, or, in > the.....
» 26/09/2009 10:03:43 AM Hasbeen wrote: > The only thing to compare your rates with, is your income. What if y.....
» 25/09/2009 6:34:07 PM Dear Crackcup, You wrote: > grputland: Get your facts straight! I never said that I w.....
» 25/09/2009 1:37:04 PM Yep, amalgamations can affect your rates bills. So can divisions: if Brisbane is split int.....
» 25/09/2009 10:08:33 AM Crackcup's land has increased in value due the the efforts of the surrounding community, a.....
» 17/09/2009 12:17:45 PM "A benchmarking study, undertaken last year, found that by retaining train guards and.....
» 14/04/2009 12:35:09 PM [... Continued] Why not tax insurance? We do; but we shouldn't, because that punishes pro.....
» 14/04/2009 12:26:25 PM Here we go again... Peter the Believer objects to people paying tax "simply because .....
» 8/04/2009 10:54:55 AM "Fickle Pickle": The trouble with printing money to create employment is that t.....
» 8/04/2009 10:37:32 AM Dear "Dallas", Would I support social and affordable housing in my street? I su.....
» 7/04/2009 4:10:04 PM Again the incorrigible Wendell Cox complains about restrictions on the OUTWARD expansion o.....
» 24/03/2009 11:37:55 AM Dear "Fickle Pickle", Funny you should mention payroll tax. I unsuccessfully su.....
» 10/03/2009 1:34:58 PM THE ONLY THING DESERVING A "STIMULUS" IS EMPLOYMENT The carrot: Give every empl.....
» 12/12/2008 12:59:52 PM FORGETTING THE VERTICAL DIMENSION - AND EVEN SOME OF THE HORIZONTAL Why does the pro-spra.....
» 25/07/2008 12:32:08 PM Dear Chris T, If you'd like to send me a paper, my contact details are at http://zero-tax.....
» 23/07/2008 4:14:58 PM [Continued.] But of course we're not starting the country from scratch. We have allowed t.....
» 23/07/2008 4:08:23 PM Oops -- apologies to Chris T for taking so long to reply. Some background to the ACT Land.....
» 9/07/2008 4:24:32 PM Why have taxes at all? Why shouldn't governments derive income from assets, as retirees ar.....
» 5/07/2008 2:54:06 PM But if you try to influence what people do with their LAND using sticks alone, they can't .....
» 5/07/2008 2:51:22 PM Population growth, in so far as it is controllable by governments, is mostly due to immigr.....
» 3/07/2008 5:25:29 PM Fester: I accused the "property lobby" of "self-serving propaganda". .....
» 3/07/2008 5:19:02 PM BN: I agree that people need an incentive to invest in NEW homes, as opposed to establish.....
» 2/07/2008 4:36:48 PM Dear Cuphandle, If you're an ordinary home owner, and if your rising site value leads to .....
» 1/07/2008 5:09:55 PM Of course BN is right in saying that governments have only so much money to spend, and man.....
» 11/03/2008 3:45:04 PM The fiscal equalization myth [Letter rejected by THE AGE, March 5, 2008.] Contrary to th.....
» 27/02/2008 12:05:21 PM SURE-FIRE METHOD OF AVOIDING JURY SERVICE: http://bushlawyer.blogspot.com/2006/12/applica.....
» 2/01/2008 5:18:16 PM Horus wrote: "Whether DH should have been charged in the USA or Aust is immaterial. .....
» 1/01/2008 2:00:16 PM Horus wrote, apparently concerning David Hicks: "...even when one of our more promine.....
» 30/12/2007 2:21:14 PM ...CONTINUED (The term "deontology" obfuscates because it is derived from the v.....
» 30/12/2007 2:19:00 PM The pro-torture camp has two elephants in the living room: (1) Where torture is unconditi.....
» 28/12/2007 11:39:44 AM OK. So when I find myself being tortured until I incriminate somebody, I'll know that Mirk.....
» 24/12/2007 1:55:26 PM ...CONTINUED "Currently I want to see how this bunch of socialist meddlers jump befo.....
» 24/12/2007 1:47:10 PM Col Rouge wrote that "without the investor accepting a risk of future capital gains a.....
» 23/12/2007 1:01:33 AM ...CONTINUED I do not deny -- indeed some of my writings affirm -- that the land bubble o.....
» 23/12/2007 12:57:39 AM On Dec.20, Col Rouge wrote concerning negative gearing: "Thus the tenant is being `su.....
» 21/12/2007 12:20:45 PM Col Rouge twice triumphantly declares that "the tenant signed up for occupancy, not h.....
» 20/12/2007 11:58:45 AM Col Rouge says negatively-geared landlords subsidize their tenants. Now that really takes.....
» 20/12/2007 10:40:09 AM Liberty? What Orwellian hypocrisy. WorkChoices REDUCED choices for BOTH employers and emp.....
» 19/12/2007 1:07:32 AM Concerning "daggett" and free markets: The problem with so-called free markets i.....
» 19/12/2007 1:04:09 AM Col Rouge's housing investment model with "15+" variables seems to include every.....
» 9/12/2007 9:09:43 PM ...CONTINUING The history of the doctrine that land is capital is documented in http://ho.....
» 9/12/2007 9:05:36 PM Referring to the significant fraction of vacant lots and boarded-up houses in the suburbs,.....
» 8/12/2007 12:57:12 PM Col Rouge wrote: "...you take an open statement and narcissistically presume I am tal.....
» 7/12/2007 4:49:47 PM By accusing the "left" of demanding "cheap (=uneconomic) rents and cheap (=.....
» 5/12/2007 2:57:47 PM By claiming that "speculators" don't get the discount on capital gains, Country .....
» 5/12/2007 2:44:09 PM If I understand Country Gal correctly, the interest cost incurred while holding VACANT lan.....
» 2/12/2007 11:22:22 PM "trade215" complains that taxation of increases in land values is a "sneaky.....
» 2/12/2007 10:38:38 PM "daggett" wonders how speculation on VACANT land can be attractive, saying ".....
» 26/10/2007 12:26:44 PM Perils of incomplete editing... I wrote: "If accommodation is plentiful relative to .....
» 17/10/2007 1:24:07 PM "wizofaus" leaves out the biggest rort of all, which is: (e) acquiring an essen.....
» 17/10/2007 12:01:11 PM Ginx wrote: "Those that create their 'own' wealth do so with the combined efforts of .....
» 17/10/2007 11:12:28 AM AJFA wrote: "A social system which rewards people for creating their own wealth, rath.....
» 12/09/2007 3:07:16 PM Concerning colinsett's objection that fluctuations in land values would cause fluctuations.....
» 12/09/2007 2:56:15 PM Concerning the Murray-Darling example: A large catchment will be divided into subcatchmen.....
» 28/08/2007 6:23:05 PM Communicat wrote: "I am not sure I agree with the idea that housing is the crux of th.....
» 28/08/2007 1:59:08 PM The effectiveness of your money-saving tips (or, for that matter, money-MAKING tips) depen.....
» 6/08/2007 12:44:54 PM Public funding increases the cost of campaigns by making it easier to spend money. As the .....
» 27/07/2007 9:41:30 PM There are two problems with Pericles' analysis. First, it ignores the supply side. If acc.....
» 27/07/2007 8:54:57 PM In answer to Demos: I don't deny that, all else being equal, higher population means high.....
» 26/07/2007 6:12:03 PM In 2001, John Howard coined the term "barbecue stopper" to describe the work/lif.....
» 6/07/2007 4:07:39 PM Bruce says that outer suburban infrastructure cannot be improved "with the NSW state .....
» 25/06/2007 5:25:50 PM MAJORITY VERDICTS THREATEN VICTIMS I have succinctly dealt with the issue of majority ver.....
» 3/11/2006 3:22:52 PM I can't help suspecting that "Realist" and I are at cross purposes. So let me tr.....
» 3/11/2006 1:02:30 PM "Realist" asks how many property developments I have done. None. But, rather th.....

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