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From explorer to producer

20 October 1987  •  Ron Manners

I wrote this piece in 1987, after Croesus' first year as a publicly listed company. The first year In reviewing our first year as …

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South Africa: Extending a rare hand of friendship

14 March 1981  •  Ron Manners

Being part of a ground-breaking team from Western Australia to promote trade with South Africa, at a time when our Federal Government discouraged …

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Can government really assist small business?

8 January 1980  •  Ron Manners

This was written while I was President of Kalgoorlie Chamber of Commerce. The information presented here comes to you all the way from …

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Lang Hancock: Feeding the crocodile

22 September 1978  •  Ron Manners

Lang Hancock gave this speech in Sydney in September 1978. He was always an encouraging force in my life and for this I …

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What is libertarianism?

23 May 1977  •  Ron Manners

AUTHORS NOTE: This was found in an undated file but had been typed up using a typewriter (so we know it's old school). …

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Observations on land ownership

2 November 1976  •  Ron Manners

The right to cash in on the product of one’s own labour is an essential element of any meaningful concept of the free …

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Free market economics: the antidote for socialist policies

12 September 1975  •  Ron Manners

This was written as a submission to the committee on post-secondary education for the Government of Western Australia, submitted September 12, 1975. Free market …

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Union as a serious sport

2 May 1975  •  Ron Manners

    How far we have surrendered our economic and individual freedoms? Unionism has changed a lot since the late 1970s but so has …

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Anarcho-capitalism vs limited government

25 October 1971  •  Ron Manners

[audio mp3="https://www.www.mannwest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/1971-Roy-Childs-and-Jeffrey-St.-John-Anarcho-capitalism-vs-limited-government.mp3"][/audio] This debate at the Spring 1971 Libertarianism Conference at Columbia University arose out of Child’s 'Open Letter to Ayn Rand', in …

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Amy Johnson flies in: Kalgoorlie 1930

5 July 1930  •  Ron Manners

Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia, is perhaps the most famous aviatrix of all. She had a …

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