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Stan Perron AM (1922-2018): A tribute

3 December 2018  •  Ron Manners

[caption id="attachment_4369" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo credit: Business News[/caption] From my first meeting, when I was 17-years-old, right through to 2018, Stan never changed. …

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Why didn’t someone tell me? (Life has no shortcuts)

23 November 2018  •  Ron Manners

This is a speech I gave to Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) graduates on November 23, 2018. My educational journey From reading about …

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Liberty could be good for you too!

23 October 2018  •  Ron Manners

I presented this speech at the 2018 Mont Pelerin Society General Meeting in Gran Canaria, Spain. It was held September 30 to October 6. …

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Grievance studies gone to the dogs

19 October 2018  •  Ron Manners

This think piece was written by Dr Kevin Donnelly, Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education and the Arts at Australian Catholic University. It …

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The fuse is lit

15 October 2018  •  Ron Manners

This speech was delivered at Explo '99, an AusIMM conference on rock breaking. In it I reveal not only my criminal past but …

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John Hyde in three words

1 October 2018  •  Ron Manners

At a recent celebration for  John Hyde, where he was presented with a festschrift, I was asked to describe him in three words. …

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Peter Thiel: The articulate libertarian

17 September 2018  •  Ron Manners

The Mont Pelerin Society is fortunate to have Peter Thiel speaking at this year’s General Meeting in Gran Canaria, Spain. Known as the articulate …

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Peter Thiel: Zero to One book review

17 September 2018  •  Ron Manners

Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups or How to Build the Future gives inside knowledge on the various questions to ask that will …

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How to be humbled!

16 August 2018  •  Ron Manners

Scrambling on board the flight from Hong Kong back to Perth once, my thoughts strayed to the key impression of my visit to …

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Croesus’ wine cellar

10 August 2018  •  Ron Manners

This undated article dips into timeless topics. It offers a uniquely Australian perspective of global issues such as mining exploration and foreign debt. …

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