Gavin R. Putland,  BE PhD

Friday, February 29, 2008 (Comment)

100 words for the Australia 2020 Summit

Benefits of economic growth mostly disappear into land values. Benefits of infrastructure, including that which contributes to ecological sustainability or the viability of rural communities, are manifested as uplifts in land values in the serviced locations, as are some benefits of family support services, health services, cultural facilities, and even national security (largely the security of the nation's land). The basic grievance of indigenous Australians is about land. Corruption of government is usually driven by pursuit of unearned uplifts in land values. As all ten topics involve the economic significance of land, the Summit must include participants who understand it.

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