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Canberra’s Grasping Predators

29 November 2019  •  Ron Manners

On September 13, 1981 the Sunday Independent newspaper published an open letter from myself to then Federal Treasurer John Howard. My remarks were …

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Bureaucracy v Public: an open letter to the Consumer Affairs Bureau 1976

27 November 2019  •  Ron Manners

In the days of Perth's Sunday Independent, a good letter to the editor was not only published, but also served as inspiration for …

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Berlin Wall: 30th anniversary after the fall

20 November 2019  •  Ron Manners

So much has been written in this past week regarding the Fall of the Wall, what else can I possibly add? Reading so …

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Hong Kong protests

3 October 2019  •  Ron Manners

Some reflective thoughts I’ve just returned from my old ‘home-town’ of Hong Kong, bringing with me some vivid impressions of what is going …

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Why another book?

11 September 2019  •  Ron Manners

Anthony Cappello (Connor Court Publishing) suggested I write a book about myself. My immediate response was, “I’ve already done that, and it’s called …

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Who Benefits While You Pay?

6 August 2019  •  Ron Manners

When any orthodox economist from the Democratic Land of Oz talks of policies designed in the ‘public interest’ or the ‘national interest’, I …

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Earlier governments made mistakes too

4 July 2019  •  Ron Manners

Much attention is focused on the current catalogue of defective policy decisions by Australia’s Federal Government. July 4 marks the 21st anniversary of the …

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Public Choice Theory explains how Western values are being eroded

6 June 2019  •  Ron Manners

Being an optimist, I am enjoying the many signs of “sprouting concern” about the destructive influence of the “long march” through our institutions …

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Business working with academia

9 May 2019  •  Ron Manners

(From my comments to a Vice Chancellor's lunch in Perth, March 7 2019) "Today, our Mannkal Foundation’s team values greatly this opportunity to …

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Sir Arvi Parbo, AC – RIP

1 May 2019  •  Ron Manners

The world mourns the death of a mining legend. Sir Arvi died peacefully, at his home in Melbourne, today at the age of …

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