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EVENTS IN
JULY


PLEASE NOTE: OUR PHONE NUMBER HAS BEEN CHANGED TO
(02) 80964607

NSW Government regulations have required us to suspend meetings at Redfern for the time being. 
We’ll be trialling Zoom Seminars, and you’ll be notified by email when these are happening, and how to log into them.
It’s not at all complicated, and when you’ve done it once, you’ll be ‘Zooming’ with everyone. Course and Seminar material will be posted on our Facebook page.

Everyone is welcome to view, post questions and importantly give feedback.
Take care everyone, and looking forward to seeing you soon.*


INVITATION TO ZOOM

Society in Pandemic: Reflecting on the Right to Life & the Duty of Living

Saturday, 4th July 2:00 - 4:00 pm



Different countries have had different responses to the pandemic, ranging from to lockdown in homes to surgical mask wearing & social distancing – with varied outcomes. Balancing public health concerns with the political and economic consequences has become controversial and divisive. However, does the issue have to be?

This discussion will explore two approaches: balancing rights and questioning the values that guide us in upholding them. Can we revert to principles that unite us rather than stick to interests that divide us?

Are the principles of association in equality in rights and the mutual respect for individual agency relevant to the discussion? This focus question is a challenge to Georgists.

Join us for an afternoon Zoom Conference with the Secretary, Joffre Balce, by clicking at the link below

https://us02web.zoom.usj/86166583462?pwd=Q2FLT3h4MTErc2ttQUtLckJaMHQ4dz09

Meeting ID: 861 6658 3462

Password: 532244

 

Sunday, 4th July, 2020. 2:00 – 4:00 PM Sydney, ACT, Melbourne, Brisbane

1:00 – 3:00 PM Adelaide, Darwin, Tokyo

12:00– 2:00 PM Manila, Perth

Friday 3rd July.2020. 6:00 – 8:00 PM Honolulu

7:00 – 9:00 PM Anchorage

8:00 – 10:00 PM USA West Coast

9:00 – 11:00 PM USA Mountain

10:00 – 12: 00 PM (4th July) USA Central

11:00 PM – 1:00 AM (4th July) USA East Coast

Recommended materials to deepen the conversation.

YouTube videos:

Dignity of Risk & Duty of Care

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf4Y7v-SLtc&t=66s

Dignity in Care Social Inclusion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCk9hGY_76E

Dignity in Care: Choice & Control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrImwgBFMYE&t=673s

Dignity in Care: Privacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbFLcRtoW4k

 

 

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PAST EVENTS IN JUNE

INVITATION TO ZOOM MEETING
WEBINAR: WHERE IS GEORGISM ON THE POLITICO-ECONOMIC SPECTRUM?
Saturday, 27th June. 2:00 - 4:00 pm


Henry George was an enigma in his time. Even today, both sides of the political spectrum either adopt him as one of their own or totally reject him. Consider how he seems to swing from one end to another in his own works ...


And having in mind that the income which the community ought to obtain from the land to which the growth of the community gives value is in reality not a tax but the proceeds of a just rent ... If this is socialism, then, indeed, is it true that free trade leads to socialism.
(Protection or Free Trade).

We differ form the Socialists in our diagnosis of evil and we differ from them in remedies. We have no fear of capital ... set no limit on accumulation  ... see no evil in competition ..."
(Condition of Labour).


Join Joffre Balce, Secretary of Good Government, on Zoom for a Webinar to explore and discuss where Henry George figures in the current debates and discussions in the frameworks of political economy from a historical and contemporary perspective.


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89204615560?pwd=dTl3bW93Y1dFbDE3Y1duT0ZGN3ZNdz09

Meeting ID: 892 0461 5560
Password: 519677


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Literature Review Course:
Protection or Free Trade, Session VII

Sunday, 21st June. 2:00 - 5:00 pm

note change from usual day and time


Having read and discussed Protection or Free Trade over the last six sessions, we will proceed with a summary and a practical application of constructing a mind map to further enhance Henry George's the unique method of analysis in the comparison between protection & free trade as well as the importance and relevance to contemporary issues.

It is hoped that in learning by doing, participants will be able to construct their own mind ma
p and commence writing a reflection revolving around the lessons Henry George's essential book written over a century before the idea of globalisation was hatched.


Facilitating the exercise will be the Secretary of the Association for Good Government and Head of the Australian School of Social Science, Joffre Balce. He holds an AB (Humanities) and an MSc in Industrial Economics and was a former PhD scholar of the UNSW Faculty of Law. Participants that meet the minimum requirements of attendance and participation will receive certificates from the AGG and AS3.

To Join Zoom Meeting, Click on the link below on the date & time mentioned.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83194677081?pwd=Q3IvTmVtbFpXaVBFYVBvcDdtNzhOQT09

Meeting ID: 831 9467 7081
Password: 515486


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Literature Review Course:
Protection or Free Trade, Session VI

Saturday, 13th June. 3:00 - 6:00 pm

To continue our successful conduct of the literature review course’s four sessions, we will proceed to the succeeding Chapters of Protection or Free Trade.

We will begin with a quick review of the preview session on the following Chapters that focused on the historical milieu, the purpose for which the book was written, the unique method of analysis used by Henry George & the comparison between protection & trade.

Preface

I. Introductory

II. Clearing Ground

III. On Method

IV. Protection as a Universal Need

V. The Protective Unit.

VI. Trade

VII. Production and Producers

VIII. Tariffs for Revenue

IV. Tariffs for Protection

X. The Encouragement of Industry.

XI. The Home Market and Home Trade

XII. Exports and Imports

XIII. Confusions Arising from the Use of Money

XIV. Do High Wages Necessitate Protection?

XV. Of Advantages and Disadvantages as Reasons for Protection

XVI. The Development of Manufactures

XVII. Protection and Producers

XVIII. Effects of Protection on American Industry

XIX. Protection and Wages

XX. The Abolition of Protection

XXI. Inadequacy of the Free Trade Argument

XXII. The Real Weakness of Free Trade

XXIII. The Real Strength of Protection

XXIV. The Paradox

XXV. The Robber That Takes All That Is Left

and continue the discussion of the succeeding Chapters

XXVI.  True Free Trade
XXVII.  The Lion in the Way
XXVIII. Free Trade and Socialism
XXIX.  Practical Policies
XXX. Conclusion

Providing the introduction and overview of each chapter will be the Secretary of the Association for Good Government and Head of the Australian School of Social Science, Joffre Balce. He holds an AB (Humanities) and an MSc in Industrial Economics and was a former PhD scholar of the UNSW Faculty of Law. Participants that meet the minimum requirements of attendance and participation will receive certificates from the AGG and AS3.

To Join Zoom Meeting, Click on the link below on the date & time
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83293954766?pwd=Y2svcmNMUUk0OGFRYjBPZFNCT3RIQT09

Meeting ID: 832 9395 4766
Password: 879966


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Literature Review Course:
Protection or Free Trade, Session V

Saturday, 6th June. 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Free link to PDF copy.
https://cdn.mises.org/Protection%20or%20Free%20Trade_3.pdf

To continue our successful conduct of the literature review course’s four sessions, we will proceed to the succeeding Chapters of Protection or Free Trade.

We will begin with a quick review of the preview session on the following Chapters that focused on the historical milieu, the purpose for which the book was written, the unique method of analysis used by Henry George & the comparison between protection & trade.

Preface
I. Introductory
II. Clearing Ground
III. On Method
IV. Protection as a Universal Need
V. The Protective Unit.

VI. Trade
VII. Production and Producers
VIII. Tariffs for Revenue
IV. Tariffs for Protection
X. The Encouragement of Industry
.

XI. The Home Market and Home Trade
XII. Exports and Imports
XIII. Confusions Arising from the Use of Money
XIV. Do High Wages Necessitate Protection?
XV. Of Advantages and Disadvantages as Reasons for Protection

XVI. The Development of Manufactures
XVII. Protection and Producers
XVIII. Effects of Protection on American Industry
XIX. Protection and Wages
XX. The Abolition of Protection

and continue the discussion of the succeeding Chapters


XXI. Inadequacy of the Free Trade Argument
XXII.  The Real Weakness of Free Trade
XXIII.  The Real Strength of Protection
XXIV.  The Paradox 
XXV.  The Robber That Takes All That Is Left


Providing the introduction and overview of each chapter will be the Secretary of the Association for Good Government and Head of the Australian School of Social Science, Joffre Balce. He holds an AB (Humanities) and an MSc in Industrial Economics and was a former PhD scholar of the UNSW Faculty of Law. Participants that meet the minimum requirements of attendance and participation will receive certificates from the AGG and AS3.

To Join Zoom Meeting, Click on the link below on the date & time
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9756895867


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PAST EVENTS IN MAY

INVITATION TO ZOOM MEETING

Literature Review Course:
Protection or Free Trade, Session IV

Saturday, 30th May. 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Free link to PDF copy.
https://cdn.mises.org/Protection%20or%20Free%20Trade_3.pdf

To continue our successful conduct of the literature review course’s two session, we will proceed to the succeeding Chapters of Protection or Free Trade.

We will begin with a quick review of the preview session on the following Chapters that focused on the historical milieu, the purpose for which the book was written, the unique method of analysis used by Henry George & the comparison between protection & trade.

Preface
I. Introductory
II. Clearing Ground
III. On Method
IV. Protection as a Universal Need
V. The Protective Unit.

VI. Trade
VII. Production and Producers
VIII. Tariffs for Revenue
IV. Tariffs for Protection
V. The Encouragement of Industry
.

XI. The Home Market and Home Trade
XII. Exports and Imports
XIII. Confusions Arising from the Use of Money
XIV. Do High Wages Necessitate Protection?
XV. Of Advantages and Disadvantages as Reasons for Protection

and continue the discussion of the succeeding Chapters

XVI. The Development of Manufactures
XVII. Protection and Producers
XVIII. Effects of Protection on American Industry
XIX. Protection & Wages
XX. The Abolition of Protection

Providing the introduction and overview of each chapter will be the Secretary of the Association for Good Government and Head of the Australian School of Social Science, Joffre Balce. He holds an AB (Humanities) and an MSc in Industrial Economics and was a former PhD scholar of the UNSW Faculty of Law. Participants that meet the minimum requirements of attendance and participation will receive certificates from the AGG and AS3.

To Join Zoom Meeting, Click on the link below on the date & time

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84938571199?pwd=T2hTSE91ajNMMFpkT2VxaktncllTdz09

Meeting ID: 849 3857 1199
Password: 865974


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Literature Review Course:

Protection or Free Trade, Session Three

Saturday, 23rd May. 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Free link to PDF copy.

https://cdn.mises.org/Protection%20or%20Free%20Trade_3.pdf

As a continuatuion our successful conduct of the literature review course’s two session, we will proceed to the succeeding Chapters of Protection or Free Trade.

We will begin with a quick review of the preview session on the following Chapters that focused on the historical milieu, the purpose for which the book was written, the unique method of analysis used by Henry George & the comparison between protection & trade.

Preface

I. Introductory

II. Clearing Ground

III. On Method

IV. Protection as a Universal Need

V. The Protective Unit.

VI. Trade

VII. Production and Producers

VIII. Tariffs for Revenue

IV. Tariffs for Protection

V. The Encouragement of Industry.

and continue the discussion of the succeeding Chapters

XI. The Home Market and Home Trade

XII. Exports and Imports

XIII. Confusions Arising from the Use of Money

XIV. Do High Wages Necessitate Protection?

XV. Of Advantages and Disadvantages as Reasons for Protection

Providing the introduction and overview of each chapter will be the Secretary of the Association for Good Government and Head of the Australian School of Social Science, Joffre Balce. He holds an AB (Humanities) and an MSc in Industrial Economics and was a former PhD scholar of the UNSW Faculty of Law. Participants that meet the minimum requirements of attendance and participation will receive certificates from the AGG and AS3.

To Join Zoom Meeting, Click on the link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86588303612?pwd=c0hobU9NQ29sd3Q3dVl0T0RNMnRtdz09

Meeting ID: 865 8830 3612

Password: 483922


INVITATION TO A WEBINAR

"From Science to Policy"

Wednesday , 20th May. 7:00 pm  - 9:00 pm

Conspiracy theory is said to be in the realm between clouds of doubt and cults of the paranoid and thrive in a maelstrom of controversy and suspicion.

It is not enough to trust in experts but to know what questions to ask. Likewise, experts can no longer demand trust or take it for granted. Urgently needed now are new rules of engagement between authorities and the laity to bridge the knowledge divide and to preserve institutions of democracy

Join us for an evening of discussion focusing on the topic with Ian Woolf, a science educator, broadcaster, podcaster, blogger and writer. He is a polymath who holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physics from the University of Technology Sydney and polymath in training - looking for an income … for everyone. You can catch his weekly program on https://www.diffusionradio.com/.

To join the webinar, click the link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83299901378?pwd=ekdxK0g2Sncwbm5HNDhZTnYzanVMZz09

Meeting ID: 832 9990 1378

Password: 282574

One tap mobile

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INVITATION TO ZOOM

Literature Review Course:
Protection or Free Trade, Session II

Saturday, 16th May. 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Free link to PDF copy.
https://cdn.mises.org/Protection%20or%20Free%20Trade_3.pdf


As a follow-through to our successful conduct of the literature review course’s First Session, we will proceed to the succeeding Chapters of Protection or Free Trade.

We will begin with a quick review of the preview session on the following Chapters that focused on the historical milieu, the purpose for which the book was written, the unique method of analysis used by Henry George & the comparison between protection & trade.

Preface
I. Introductory
II. Clearing Ground
III. On Method
IV. Protection as a Universal Need
V. The Protective Unit.


and continue the discussion of the succeeding Chapters

VI. Trade
VII. Production and Producers
VIII. Tariffs for Revenue
IV. Tariffs for Protection
V. The Encouragement of Industry
.


Providing the introduction and overview of each chapter will be the Secretary of the Association for Good Government and Head of the Australian School of Social Science, Joffre Balce. He holds an AB (Humanities) and an MSc in Industrial Economics and was a former PhD scholar of the UNSW Faculty of Law. Participants that meet the minimum requirements of attendance and participation will receive certificates from the AGG and AS3.

To Join Zoom Meeting, Click on the link below
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88131367650?pwd=UGg4TmduRmxWeEZuWjlxNWVWQlZKQT09

Meeting ID: 881 3136 7650
Password: 849761
One tap mobile
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External Event
: Philo Agora Meet-Up

"Ethical and Moral Consequences
of the Corona Virus"
7:30 - 10:00 pm. Monday. 11 May 2020.

Sam Alexander, convenor of Philo Agora, will give a short 10 minute talk on the ethical and moral consequences of the Corona Virus. We will then open the floor to short two or three minute responses from the floor.

Meet up site.
https://www.meetup.com/Philo-Agora/events/270458920/

Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78750940597

Meeting ID: 787 5094 0597


Literature Review Course
:
Protection or Free Trade, Session I

Saturday, 9th May. 3:00 - 6:00 pm


Free link to PDF copy.
https://cdn.mises.org/Protection%20or%20Free%20Trade_3.pdf


While the lockdown continues & as Zoom is proving to be quite an effective means of gathering and engaging in the discourse, we will resume our study of the primary literature of Henry George through the internet & opening the invitation to the wider publics not just in Australia but overseas.

This weekend, we will study Protection or Free Trade. This classic provides the context of two controversial terms “protection” and “free trade” that have been lost or hijacked by contending ideological camps from the turn of the last Century until today. It admonishes the use of trade and sanctions as a proxy of war that does not necessarily prevent it but draws the world away from a more rational, positive-sum economic relationship among nations and their peoples. Free trade and even protection need the context of a democracy of an association of equality in rights and mutual respect and not a false paradigm of a market where the only the fittest deserve to thrive and survive.


Providing the introduction and overview of each chapter will be the Secretary of the Association for Good Government and Head of the Australian School of Social Science, Joffre Balce. He holds an AB (Humanities) and an MSc in Industrial Economics and was a former PhD scholar of the UNSW Faculty of Law. Participants that meet the minimum requirements of attendance and participation will receive certificates from the AGG and AS3.

The session covers the following Chapters
Preface

I. Introductory
II. Clearing Ground
III. On Method

IV. Protection as a Universal Need
V. The Protective Unit.


Time: Saturday, 9th May, 2020

3:00 – 6:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney;

1:00 – 4:00 PM Perth, Philippines

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84560435567?pwd=Z0ZmY1VRSThWZGhnbGhrTklsZ2tpdz09

Meeting ID: 845 6043 5567
Password: 630440


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ZOOM WEBINAR
The Australian Economy at a Crossroads:
In Search for a Georgist “New Normal”

Sunday, 3rd May. 2:00 - 4:00 pm

As the lockdowns are about to ease up, attitudes range between an optimistic economic snap back to normal as before the pandemic to a pessimism over a possible Great Depression, from a confidence that the worst of the pandemic is over to  fears voices over  sparking a second wave.


The majority of opinion lies between the two. Questions on resolving social issues such as financial uncertainty, economic insecurity, poverty, inequality, bigotry and the abuse of the environment indicate a yearning for a “new normal.”

Such concerns are relevant to the democratic principles that begin with social justice the association in equality in rights compatible with the idea that sovereignty rests in the individual. The challenge will be integrating these ideas with contemporary concepts of economic efficiency and sustainable development.


Join us for an afternoon Zoom Conference with the Secretary, Joffre Balce, and his guests who will discuss the broad range of issues in the context of the teachings of Henry George by clicking at the link below

Time: Sunday, 3rd May, 2020 02:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85469569689?pwd=VXMrQVJXODMrVnp6N1Y3by9Kd2cwQT09

Meeting ID: 854 6956 9689
Password: 374852
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Recommended Background Materials for Strictly Educational Purposes Only:

Websites:
'Economics of a Pandemic' webinar with Nobel Prize Laureate Professor and economist Joseph Stiglitz, ALP National President Wayne Swan and chief economist at the Australia Institute Dr Richard Denniss
https://nb.tai.org.au/pandemic_economics


YouTube:  Post Corona Economy
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Post+Corona+economy


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PAST EVENTS

APRIL:

FOURTH ZOOM MEETING

Exploring the Sovereign Wealth Fund Strategy for Resilience. A Georgist Perspective
Sunday, 26thApril. 2:00 - 4:00 pm


While the world reels from a pandemic, it is also haunted by the spectre of a global recession.

In the 2000s, resource-rich Middle Eastern countries and Singapore formed sovereign wealth funds, which was regarded with suspicion by many of the “free world” and capitalist  economies as a means for less democratic nations to consolidate power and resources over the people. In the next decade, other nations followed suit, with the hope that it would relieve them from the pain of the Global Financial Crisis. Have they worked, considering that recent news is uncovering a sudden drop and a scandal gutting the biggest of them all?

Nevertheless, the strategy deserves a re-examination and assessment of its strengths and weaknesses in the face of threats and opportunities in the Age of Pandemic and the much feared economic aftermath. Of relevance to the discussion would be the question if Georgist principles, especially the idea of a Common Fund, have anything to contribute to the idea?


Join us for an afternoon Zoom Conference with the Secretary, Joffre Balce, and his guests by clicking at the link below

Topic: Joffre Balce's Zoom Meeting
Time: Apr 26, 2020 02:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82409896836?pwd=TjdvWFk5NElLd1pQN1l5ejhsT1M5QT09

Meeting ID: 824 0989 6836
Password: 846300
One tap mobile
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+61280156011,,82409896836#,,#,846300# Australia

Recommended Background Materials for Strictly Educational Purposes Only:

Websites:

What is a Sovereign Wealth Fund? Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute.
https://www.swfinstitute.org/research/sovereign-wealth-fund

Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF)
https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/sovereign_wealth_fund.asp

YouTube Videos:

Sovereign Wealth Funds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-AKY_WsNv4

The Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds: New Investment Strategies

| Finance Professionals | MAFC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1VGQlNIbdk&t=277s

Recent News:

How CoViD-19 is affecting the world’s Sovereign Wealth Funds
https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/04/13/how-covid-19-is-affecting-the-world-s-sovereign-wealth-funds/

Sovereign Wealth Fund to Drop to $201 million after $150 million withdrawal

https://economicconfidential.com/2020/04/swf-drop-201m-after-withdrawal/

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Hit By Scandal
https://www.ai-cio.com/news/norways-sovereign-wealth-fund-hit-scandal/

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THIRD ZOOM MEETING

Evaluating the land tax deferral in response to CoViD-19.
Sunday, 19thApril. 2:00 pm

Because of the lockdown measures, economic activity has almost ground to a halt, save that of essentials. Tenants and landlords are caught in a vicious bind – no work, no income, no capacity to pay rent; no rent income, no capacity to pay the mortgage.

Zero cash flows on rental properties have also reduced the market value of properties. Investors that bought at the peak of the market are over-leveraged and owe banks far more than the collateral they borrowed against or even the cash flow they hope to generate. In times like these, what policy options does government have?

Join out Zoom Meeting with guest, George Favotto, is an experienced CFO with over 20 plus years’ experience in property real estate and property development and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and The Taxation Institute of Australia.


Join us for an afternoon Zoom Conference by clicking at the link below

Time: Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 02:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting 
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9756895867

Meeting ID: 975 689 5867  

Recommended Background Materials on the web:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok2uR3btMrE&t=110s


www.realcommercial.com.au/news/nsw-adds-440m-land-tax-relief-to-states-covid-19-response


https://www.sro.vic.gov.au/news/land-tax-relief-landlords

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SECOND ZOOM MEETING.


Building a Resilient Economy: Quo Vadis, Australia?

Saturday, 4thApril. 2:00 - 4:00 pm


Resilience is a buzz word at times of crises. Being proactive, nimble, rapidiy responsive, able to sustain damage and to go on the rebound are features of resilience.

The memory of the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2008 is still fresh and the international experience of sluggishness lingers in many economies, especially those that adopted austerity measures for the bottom of society and bail outs for those at the top pose a challenge for Australia. What with a generation that has never experienced the doldrums, spared the recession that had to happen and the reality of applying for welfare has bitten hard.

What are the lessons learned from the past experiences of a double whammy of a economic turbulence and a global pandemic? Examining and comparing the current experiences of Australia, what insights can we gather to improve our nation’s capacity to timely anticipate threats, quickly respond to situations, solidly overcome harms and sustainably recover from the damage wrought by this double whammy?


Join us for an afternoon Zoom Conference with the Secretary, Joffre Balce, by clicking at the link below

Time: 12th Easter Sunday April, 2020 02:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney 

Join Zoom Meeting 
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9756895867

Meeting ID: 975 689 5867

Recommended Background Materials on the web:

https://www.investopedia.com/special-economic-impact-of-pandemics-4800597

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/03/upshot/coronavirus-cities-social-distancing-better-employment.html?fbclid=IwAR2AqVTT3Ee7CeYFRflAZGuMzNxBrJhyfagjsyneLuZpA8Dxf8kugDtj_A4


YouTube videos:
The 1918 Spanish Flu-The Search for the Virus | Mysteries of the Microscopic World (Three Parts)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MHT5xTkL2g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkgQQaVgqMw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRU3RFZWY8I

The Weimar Republic: Germany's First Democracy

Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/weimar-republic-germany-democracy

TEDxBlackRockCity - Hollis Doherty - The Woergl Experiment and the Evolution of Money

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0K65v_V8Sg

Silvio Gessel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxdPIOUTd2k

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MAIDEN ZOOM MEETING
.

RE-EXAMINING THE BASIC INCOME:
IS IT GEORGIST & WILL IT WORK?

Saturday, 4thApril. 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Once in the margins of policy discussion, the recent CoViD-19 crisis has propelled the Universal Basic Income into the mainstream. Many have claimed it is compatible with the principles Henry George espoused, including Martin Luther King in his famous speech “Where Do We Go From Here?” where he cites Progress and Poverty and its author. Nevertheless, the level of attention it has raised cannot make it a simple choice of rejecting the whole idea or designing it to achieve our four criteria of economic efficiency, social justice, individual liberty and sustainable development.

Join us for an afternoon Zoom Conference on the
Saturday, 4th of April from 2:00 to 2:40 pm
with the Secretary, Joffre Balce, by clicking at the link below and using the Meeting ID and password:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/569237387?pwd=N2g1WHAxYkduWXNoTlRKYkdJSS9oUT09

Meeting ID: 569 237 387
Password: 040490

 

MEANWHILE, OUR PUBLICATION OF GOOD GOVERNMENT CONTINUES AND WE WILL BE RESORTING TO TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE IN THE WORLDWIDE WEB WHERE PARTICIPATION IS POSSIBLE AND ENCOURAGED, WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME TO VIEW, POST QUESTIONS AND GIVE FEEDBACK. IN COOPERATION WITH NATIONAL EFFORTS TO  RETURN TO NORMALCY, WE ARE SUSPENDING ANY PUBLIC ASSEMBLIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

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PAST EVENTS IN MARCH

PRIVATE VIEWING & DISCUSSION: REEL INJUN

Friday, 13thMarch. 7:00 – 9:30 pm.

Reel Injun is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. Reel Injun is illustrated with excerpts from classic and contemporary portrayals of Native peoples in Hollywood movies and interviews with filmmakers, actors and film historians, while director Diamond travels across the USA to visit iconic locations in motion picture as well as American Indian history.

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PRIVATE VIEWING & DISCUSSION:
WILL ROBOTS STEAL OUR JOBS?
THE FUTURE OF WORK

Sunday, 15th March. 2:00 - 5:00 pm.


Society is facing radical changes. Industry 4.0 - the fourth industrial revolution - is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. Artificial intelligence is constantly gaining ground. An exciting, powerful and informative DW Documentary. Join us for a discussion afterwards on robotics and artificial intelligence on government, policy & regulation.

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READING COURSE: SESSION II
PROTECTION OR FREE TRADE?

Friday, 20th March. 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Henry George explains quite prophetically how, on the one hand, protectionism, monopolies, concessions & other policies restricting the production, movement & exchange of goods leads to imperialism &, eventually, war. On the other hand, he explains how economic liberties and mutual respect by ending all restrictions imposed by privilege lead to not only to equal rights & opportunities but to lasting peace as well. The second session discusses Chapters 11-19.

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SEMINAR:
OPEN SOURCE SYSTEMS,
CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY

Saturday, 21st March. 200 – 4:00pm.

SPEAKER: ANTHONY MUSCIO
IT SPECIALIST & OPEN SOURCE ADVOCATE


Open-source software is a type of computer software in which source code is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. Open-source software may be developed in a collaborative public manner. The seminar will explore the implications of enclosures of the commons in cyberspace and questions of class conflict.

Anthony Muscio, the speaker is a seasoned professional provider of senior IT services to small and medium sized enterprises. His specialties are in research, managed services, architecture, business strategy and IT education for the laity.

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DEFERRED /MATERIAL TO BE POSTED
SEMINAR: HOW TO HAVE CHEAPER HOUSING

SUNDAY, 29TH MARCH FROM 2:00 - 4:00 PM
SPEAKER: RICHARD L. GILES,
PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT

Endless enquiries have failed to make housing cheaper.  This talk shows how it is possible, and why it is so difficult.


Richard Giles has been the editor of the Good Government for almost 50 years and was the Secretary of the Association for good Government for 25 years. He writes and lectures on a wide range of topics from philosophy and history to political economy and social justice.

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PAST EVENT IN FEBRUARY
ANNUAL PLANNING WORKSHOP/
PRIVATE VIEWING & DISCUSSION: SARAJEVO

Sunday, 2ndFebruary.
2:00 - 3:00 pm. For Planning
4:00 – 6:00 pm for Private Viewing & Discussion

Members & active sympathizers of the Association are encouraged to participate in our annual planning of activities for 2020. Afterwards, there will be a private viewing of Sarajevo, a 2014 German-Austrian production based on historical events succeeding the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria that led to the beginning of WWI. It will be of Georgist interest to discuss how the complexities of national territory, alliance & the movement of commodities can be pivotal to peace & war.

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SEMINAR:
REBUILDING FROM AUSTRALIA’S ASHES: WHAT ARE OUR ALTERNATIVES?
Saturday, 8th February. 2:00 - 4:00pm.

Just as Australia has suffered unprecedented damage from the worst bushfires in its history, its present government is mulling emergency powers that could grant extraordinary control over people’s decisions & lives. In a world shaken by threats of global terrorism, is the solution more government authority? Are there any other alternatives? Join us for an afternoon as the speaker, who began his economic education and career as an activist against authoritarian rule over an economy in crisis and has extended assistance in the reconstruction & rehabilitation of areas stricken by Mount Pinatubo in the 1990s & Typhoon Haian last decade offers alternatives that do not require the sacrifice or compromise of individual liberties.


Speaker: Joffre Balce
Secretary, Association for Good Government

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READING COURSE:
PROTECTION OR FREE TRADE?
Friday, 21st February. 6:00 - 8:00 pm


In his book, Henry George explains quite prophetically how, on the one hand, protectionism, monopolies, concessions & other policies restricting the production, movement & exchange of goods leads to imperialism &, eventually, war. On the other hand, he explains how economic liberties and mutual respect by ending all restrictions imposed by privilege lead to not only to equal rights & opportunities but to lasting peace as well. The first session will discuss the first 10 chapters.

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PRIVATE VIEWING & DISCUSSION:
A DANGEROUS MAN. LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA
Sunday, 23rd February, 2:00-5:00



A Dangerous ManLawrence After Arabia is a British television film of 1990 depicting the experiences of T. E. Lawrence and Emir Faisal of the Hejaz at the Paris Peace Conference after the end of the First World War. With due regard to the artistic license lent to its production, the film serves as a touchpoint for discussion on the origins of the Middle Eastern situation today that involves a most fought over natural resource – oil.

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ECONOMIC HISTORY I:
From Ancient to Medieval Times

Saturday, 29th February. 2:00 - 5:00 pm

This is the first of a series of four sessions to help familiarise Georgists with the history of economic ideas as a response to the sociopolitical milieu. It begins with the cradles of civilization and concludes with the expansion of the Islamic, Chinese, Christian Empires as well as those in the Americas undiscovered by the others.

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PAST EVENTS

JANUARY

PRIVATE VIEWING & DISCUSSION:
EARTH ON FIRE


Friday. 24 January 2020
3:00 - 5:00 pm

"Earth on Fire is a one hour, Australian special that focuses on mega fires and fires in general as they relate to our forests and ecosystem. This documentary reminds us that our idea of the natural and perfect state of things isn't always based on a reality that ever existed outside of our own modern world, and it does this by examining the rather current epidemic of mega fires throughout the globe ...

As Earth on Fire is an Australian production, the film also visits forests there and shows viewers first hand the sorts of foliage and landscapes being affected by mega fires. In Australia, we find out that certain trees have evolved along side fire, needing it to germinate its seeds and allow underlying buds to sprout."

Join us for an afternoon of viewing & constructive discussions
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PRIVATE VIEWING & DISCUSSION:
HISTORY OF CONVICT AUSTRALIA

 

SATURDAY. 25 January 2020
2:00 - 4:30pm


Around the turn of the 19th century, large numbers of convicts were transported to the various Australian penal colonies, due to the overcrowding of British Prisons. Join us in viewing this educational documentary reenacting Australia’s convict past, reflecting over the legacy of the dramatic, brutal birth of a nation and discussing in relevance to contemporary issues in political economy.

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EXTERNAL EVENT:
SYDNEY OPEN FORUM
at HUMANIST HOUSE
10 Shepherd St. Chippendale NSW

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
Wednesday 22 January 2020.
8:00 - 9:45 pm



Sam is the host of "Talk of Today", a podcast where he interviews experts about developments in the world and what they could mean for the future.

Sam is currently studying philosophy and complexity science at the University of Sydney.

"We're at a unique point in time of history, perhaps the history of life itself. We possess technological prowess that borders on the godlike, but our wisdom is lacking. I'm studying philosophy and complexity science so that I'm better equipped to understand and engage with some of the most important discussions of our time.

We face challenges today that transcend national borders. The institutions and incentives we have in place are ill-equipped to deal with these challenges.

I believe a part of the solution to these problems is the creation of a digital global citizenship -- citizenship for all. This digital country could be used to advocate for global interests and act as a vehicle to deliver access to basic needs and rights around the world."

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-barton-b4604246/

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