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Ron Manners plays the long game

23 February 2020  •  Mannwest Admin

This review of Ron Manners' The Lonely Libertarian was written by Benjamin Marks, and was originally published on his website Economics.org.au. Buy your …

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Goodbye funds, farewell people

2 May 2017  •  Mannwest Admin

This article was first published in the 2011 edition of WA Mining Club's Minesite, an annual collection of the club's activities as well as those …

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State election: Western Australia

13 February 2017  •  Mannwest Admin

Ron's latest Mid-Month Mannerism digs into the murky world of the upcoming Western Australian state election — have politicians learnt anything since the last election?  Our …

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Why I can’t vote Liberal

7 February 2017  •  Mannwest Admin

Ron's latest Mid-Month Mannerism has him defending our property rights, WA's upcoming state election and governments forgetting their main function. And who better to consult with these …

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Why not start your own country?

3 February 2017  •  Mannwest Admin

News of Prince Leonard of Hutt’s abdication this week reminded me of the great ‘royal visit’ of 1977, when royalty descended on Kalgoorlie. …

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How to lose community support for universities (in one easy lesson)

31 January 2017  •  Mannwest Admin

In case you haven’t heard, several petulant twits running the University of Western Australia (UWA) student union (Guild) are squandering the fees of …

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What kind of a woman is this?: Margaret Thatcher (1925–2013)

8 April 2013  •  Mannwest Admin

Today is the fourth anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's death and here, Ron shares his memories of meeting the Iron Lady as well as the influences she …

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Lowering the boom: a reality check for Australia

5 April 2013  •  Mannwest Admin

This article was first published in the 2013 edition of WA Mining Club's Minesite, an annual collection of the club's activities as well as those …

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Different countries, similar problems

3 August 2012  •  Mannwest Admin

Who was the wise statesman who made the following comment? “The miner, the industrialist, the trader, the financier and the banker, if they …

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Three adventures in Turkey

13 October 2011  •  Mannwest Admin

Ron never passes up the chance to travel. Here, he recounts a 2011 trip to Turkey where he attended several conferences and got …

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