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Politicians should fear the next generation

2 April 2016  •  Ron Manners AO

This Mannerism was written in 2016 but its message still rings true today. There's nowhere to hide What makes these current times so …

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Greenpeace hooligans or heroes?

3 December 2013  •  Ron Manners AO

This is a vintage Mannerism. Read this to find out what happened to the hooligans. The Arctic 30 With fascination I observe Australia’s …

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Australia’s endangered species: small business

4 November 2013  •  Ron Manners AO

 This Mannerism is a throwback from 2013 but the advice remains the same today. The new year is a time when many people revise …

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An antidote for bad service and UK Government smuggling

21 February 2013  •  Ron Manners AO

This Mannerism shares ways to deal with bad service (or at least offers some choice responses to give the disillusioned postal service). Lost …

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How to waste a whole morning

16 February 2012  •  Ron Manners AO

The state bureaucracy works hard to rekindle my contempt for their bungling. The simple matter of a licence renewal was recently made difficult. How? …

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History helps us prepare for the future

30 January 2012  •  Ron Manners AO

In my role as Mannkal Economic Education Foundation Chairman, students often ask: “What has been the biggest change to Australia over the past …

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Mounting anger

10 July 2011  •  Ron Manners AO

Our feedback (via conversations, emails and Facebook) show the mounting anger from Australia’s ‘new generation’ at being left to ‘pick up the tab’ …

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Flaccid brains were on parade

10 September 2010  •  Ron Manners AO

Dr. Richard W. Rahn recently introduced the concept of Flaccid Brains with these comments: If government spending is growing faster than gross domestic product …

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Canberra needs history as a compulsory subject

2 May 2010  •  Ron Manners AO

Isn’t it strange that no-one in Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s ‘control group’ appears to have studied history? If they had, I’m sure they …

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Another giant government stuff-up!

1 March 2010  •  Ron Manners AO

So, Australia’s federal government had to be seen to be doing something to counter the Global Financial Crisis. That’s understandable as is their …

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