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Aussie rules and economics

3 April 2018  •  Ron Manners

Once at an economics conference I got into a lively discussion. We compared last century to an AFL game. Split into four quarters, …

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Do you want a ‘strong’ dollar or a ‘weak’ dollar?

27 February 2018  •  Ron Manners

Which is best? Each day we read of special interest groups demanding government policies that will deliver either a ‘strong’ or ‘weak’ dollar. They …

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Growing up on the Goldfields: Part 2

6 February 2018  •  Ron Manners

Haven’t read part 1? Catch up here. It all begins in Kalgoorlie... Here’s one of those success stories that so often begin in …

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Reagan: A tribute to the 40th US President

6 February 2018  •  Ron Manners

Ronald Reagan was US president from 1981-1989 and during that time he led America back to a more conservative view, one which hadn’t …

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How Ayn Rand shaped my perspective on property rights

1 February 2018  •  Ron Manners

"The right to agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial." — …

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Bettina Bien-Greaves: Emerging from Mises’ shadow

30 January 2018  •  Ron Manners

[caption id="attachment_3515" align="alignright" width="300"] Concluding a long dinner discussion in the home of Bettina and Percy, 1982[/caption] Retiring and then passing away at …

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A series of coincidences

12 January 2018  •  Ron Manners

A series of coincidences led me to Sonogno, Switzerland in 2002. I set off to find out more about free market economic think …

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School of the Air debacle

9 January 2018  •  Ron Manners

Forget ‘votes’ and concentrate on ‘nation building’ So the WA State Government is axing the School of the Air education for remote (productive) communities. Obviously …

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Reflection, remembrance, recognition and revelry

21 December 2017  •  Ron Manners

Around this time last year I was invited to address a crowd of 400 Mining Club WA members and guests for the yearly …

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The life and times of WG Manners

19 December 2017  •  Ron Manners

There’s a name that keeps popping up on this website and throughout my books — WG Manners, my grandfather. Since today is his …

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