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Let Public Choice Theory solve political puzzles

1 May 2018  •  Ron Manners AO

The good news is that an accredited Public Choice Theory course will be available from The University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle …

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Good government needs good policies: Why not try Enterprise Zones?

9 April 2018  •  Ron Manners AO

In the dying days of the Malcolm Fraser Government, MP Malcolm called his team together and asked for ideas that might win them …

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

27 February 2018  •  Ron Manners AO

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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Bettina Bien-Greaves: Emerging from Mises’ shadow

30 January 2018  •  Ron Manners AO

[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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School of the Air debacle

9 January 2018  •  Ron Manners AO

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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Why attend Mannkal’s Western Civilisation Conference?

26 October 2017  •  Ron Manners AO

A good question and you have a right to ask. Any observer, of Australia’s current pre-occupation with trivia and its avoidance of the …

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Property rights: Central to good government

29 August 2017  •  Ron Manners AO

One of the few legitimate roles of any good government is to establish and protect the property rights of its citizens. When governments do …

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Jerry Lewis and the corruption of charity

22 August 2017  •  Ron Manners AO

What's the different between a lobbyist and a philanthropist? Funny man Jerry Lewis died in Las Vegas earlier this week, aged 91. The …

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Taxation trauma

4 August 2017  •  Ron Manners AO

At this time of the year many small and large businesses assemble their financial year results and set out plans for the coming …

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Australian Native Title Act…this may surprise you!

18 July 2017  •  Ron Manners AO

To anyone who assumed that the Native Title Act was designed to ‘assist our Aboriginals’, think again. Like most legislation there was much going …

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