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Mannkal Economic Education Foundation

Mannkal Economic Education Foundation
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We encourage the free market system in Western Australia and Australia, by promoting ideals of voluntary co-operation, choice, personal rights, limited government and responsible resourcefulness of individuals. Mannkal promotes:-

  • Events that allow individuals to exchange ideas defending free markets.
  • Seminars and student scholarships to promote the greater understanding of the concepts that underpin free societies.
  • Policy papers on relevant topics pertaining to Western Australia.
  • An alternative book store for economic and Australian history books.

Mannerisms

A recent news item about Australia opening a full embassy in Ukraine could be seen as good news for Ukraine as it entails some additional ‘spending’ on probably a new building and local staff and this as the early French Economist, Frederic Bastiat would say, “are the things seen.” However, Bastiat, being a [...]
Author: Ron Manners
Posted: September 4, 2014, 3:06 am
In Australia, if there is one person to thank for Australia’s prosperity over the past 30 years, it is Bert Kelly - the Modest Farmer / Modest Member from Tarlee, S.A. He had an idea that Australia’s then overwhelming protectionist policies and tariffs were holding back Australia’s prosperity. He stuck with his idea and mentored a small [...]
Author: Ron Manners
Posted: July 28, 2014, 10:54 am
When multiple invitations arrive and they all string together into one potentially great adventure, what does one do about it? Accept of course! This resulted in a remarkable June, 2014. The five invitations were:- • Attend an intimate dinner with one of my favourite economists, Prof. David Friedman, during his brief visit to the Lion Rock Institute in [...]
Author: Ron Manners
Posted: June 24, 2014, 8:16 am
Budget comment   The wise old Chinese philosopher Four Finger Wu used to say, “Do not expect water from an empty well!”, when he realized there was nothing there to feed your fantasies.   Yes, it’s time to look after ourselves, even after spending so many years living at the expense of others.   “Others”, in reality ourselves, have become tired [...]
Author: Ron Manners
Posted: May 20, 2014, 3:02 am
The Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) has opened up the windows and let some fresh air in. Congratulations to Lyndon Rowe, the Chairman of the ERA, in releasing this draft report on “Microeconomic Reform in W.A.” on April 11th, 2014. You will find the draft report, the separate overview and also a six minute video - here Our State [...]
Author: Ron Manners
Posted: April 28, 2014, 7:36 am
The title for this Mannerism is borrowed from Chapter 4 of the ‘Three Laws of Performance’, a book by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan, where they attempt to answer this very serious question. It’s an important question because the answer is not obvious, alluded to by the early Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu:- …. A leader is most [...]
Author: Ron Manners
Posted: April 1, 2014, 6:55 am
For this month’s Mannerisms, Ron has delved into his archives to cover “Government Funding of the Arts”… “WHAT POLITICS DESTROYS, IT FIRST SUBSIDISES” GOLDEN MILE ART EXHIBITION GROUP OFFICIAL OPENING OF EXHIBITION NOVEMBER 18, 1994 BY RON MANNERS, PATRON For over 20 years I have been involved in a very small way with a University based in [...]
Author: admin
Posted: March 3, 2014, 7:53 am
The SPC Ardmona and General Motors Holden decisions are important turning points in Australia’s economic history. In their hearts, everyone who has a grasp of how the world really works, must know that our Government has made the correct decision in bringing to an end this ‘bandaid’ solution of ‘corporate welfare’ where the Australian taxpayer is [...]
Author: Ron Manners
Posted: February 3, 2014, 11:28 am
A few years ago, revolts were expressed as violent events, often resulting in wars. How different today, where apart from the well publicized running-wars, we have hundreds of peaceful protests in dozens of countries. No longer do citizens have to suffer bad governments in silence. What has changed is simply that the citizens now have social media tools [...]
Author: Ron Manners
Posted: January 7, 2014, 4:52 am
With fascination I observe Australia’s ABC (and media generally) reporting and granting hero status on a group of well funded ‘hooligans’ (to use the Russian term). In a high profile exhibition of irresponsibility, they attempted to climb on board a Russian oil drilling platform. Anyone who has physically worked for a living has been trained to be [...]
Author: Ron Manners
Posted: December 3, 2013, 12:59 pm

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