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Mannkal's 15th Anniversary Musings (PDF, 7.5 MB)

Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, 28 November 2012

To celeberate the 15th anniversary of the website a special edition of Mannkal's Musings has been published.

The Threats to Freedom of Speech Conference (PDF, 201 KB)

Hosted by Mannkal & the Murdoch School of Law, 13 October 2012

For the first time in 2012, the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation and the Murdoch School of Law are holding a two day conference dedicated to the discussion of threats to liberty in Australia & worldwide. Click here for more information.

Understanding how Minimum Wage Laws can destroy jobs (external link)

CF&P Foundation, 9 October 2012

Minimum wage laws seem like a good idea, but arbitrarily mandating a certain wage can have terrible consequences. Check out this short video for a clear, 'back to basics' approach on Minimum Wage Laws and its effect on unemployment.

Topher: The Little Government That Could (external link)

Topher, 9 October 2012

Documentary filmmaker Topher provides an entertaining commentary on the benefits of a smaller government in the United States.

Mannkal/ECOMS Student Dinner (PDF, 146 KB)

Mannkal, 8 October 2012

The second Mannkal Student Dinner will be held in conjunction with the ECOMS Society of UWA. Tom Switzer will present on "The Role of Free Market and Libertarian Ideas in the US 2012 Presidential Election". Click here for more information!

We must not lose sight of the essential condition that this is to be a federation of states and not a single government of Australia (PDF, 4 KB)

Samuel Griffith, 20 September 2012

A great quote that explains what the Samuel Griffith Society is all about.

Mannkal Celebrates Milton Friedman’s 100th Anniversary (PDF, 237 KB)

Hannah Berdal, 12 September 2012

On the 9th of August Mannkal held a movie screening and panel discussion in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Milton Friedman.

I, Pencil (external link)

Milton Friedman, 12 September 2012

Milton Friedman discusses the market forces involved in creating a single pencil.

A 1973 Interview with Milton Friedman – Playboy Magazine (external link)

, 12 September 2012

Transcript of an interview of Friedman conducted by Geoffrey Norman, Associate Articles Editor of Playboy and Michael Laurence, Senior Editor of Playboy.

Australian Retailers Association (PDF, 33 KB)

Brenton Fleeton, 7 September 2012

An interesting article on the Australian Retailers Association response to the Low Value Parcel Processing Taskforce final report.

Milton Friedman's 100th Birthday (PDF, 178 KB)

Mannkal, 9 August 2012

Join us to celebrate the life of Milton Friedman at this special event being held in honour of his would-be 100th birthday!

A Century of Milton Friedman (PDF, 405 KB)

, 3 August 2012

Come and celebrate 100 years since the birth of one of the World's most influential economists on Thursday 9th August at the UWA Business School. Click the file for more information!

Australia in Great Shape: Professor Lawrence H White (PDF, 404 KB)

Western Suburbs Weekly, 26 July 2012

Read this short article about a seminar Professor Lawrence H White gave to PLC students. Professor White visited Perth as a guest of Mannkal in early July.

Are Student Loans the Next Housing Bubble? (external link), 17 July 2012

Professor Antony Davies explains how the US student debt crisis shaping up to be the next housing bubble if economic freedom continues to be restrained. An interesting discussion!

Economic Freedom in 60 seconds (external link), 17 July 2012

Using great visuals and compelling graphs, his video cleverly captures the benefits of economic freedom in 60 seconds.

The Forbidden History Video Series (external link), 17 July 2012

Watch Topher, a melbourne based documentary maker, take a stand on freedom of speech, ridiculous taxes and the problems of gargantuan government in this engaging and informative three part trilogy.

Federation Threatened by Canberra's Legal Illiteracy (PDF, 178 KB)

Roger Edgbaston, 27 June 2012

Read this fanastic letter sent to us by one of our Tasmanian supporters, Roger Edgbaston, which articulately corrects our Prime Minister's understanding of Australia's constitutional history.

Agenda 21: The UN's diabolical plan for the world as explained on the Glenn Beck Show (external link)

Glenn Beck, 23 June 2012

What is Agenda 21? Watch the video to find out.

Green 'drivel' exposed (external link)

Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun, 23 June 2012

An interesting perspective on the current climate change hysteria from 'godfather of global warming' James Lovelock.

When freedom comes under the threat of violence (PDF, 6 KB)

Joel Bowman, 21 June 2012

A great quote!

The Anglosphere Century (PDF, 107 KB)

Lazar Pravdic, 21 June 2012

A great piece by our 2010 Lion Rock Intern!

Sock Puppets: How the Government Lobbies Itself and Why (external link)

Christopher Snowdon, 1 June 2012

Government funding of politically active charities, NGOs and pressure groups subverts democracy, undermines the principles of charities by allowing government to favour certain charities over others and is foremost a massive waste of taxpayer money.

World Wide Debt (PDF, 119 KB)

Jeffrey Gaundlach, Doubleline, 4 May 2012

"When sorrows come, they come not in single spies but in battalions" William Shakespeare. A alarming chart on worldwide debt.

No He Can’t (external link)

Prof. Anne Wortham, 3 May 2012

“this is quite an interesting philosophical and political read, involving the current US Political scene”.

Decadence - The Doco not April in Perth!

Mannkal, 26 April 2012

After four months of laying siege to the mighty cultural ramparts of Perth, I can say, wearily, that the magnum opus documentary, DECADENCE - DECLINE OF THE WESTERN WORLD, (no less..!), will finally make it to a screen there.

The Destruction of the US$ (external link), 19 April 2012

The Us $ has had 95% of its value wiped out since 1913, now for the last 5%.......explained in the following link….

Three minutes puts the Australian carbon dioxide tax into perspective. (external link)

Galileo Movement, 18 April 2012

I know we are all over the carbon tax debate but the following short video is a great illustration of how exaggerated it has been and what a joke the carbon tax is.

We have bred entitlement: Hockey (external link)

ABC, 18 April 2012

Thank you Joe Hockey for raising the subject of our impending Entitlements Tsunami.

What The Average Investor Doesn’t Know (external link), 15 April 2012

Ever wondered why Mannkal Foundation follows Austrian Economics? This concise article explains why!

Smackdown! We Need More Like Him! (external link)

Kentucky Senator, 12 April 2012

5 minutes of common sense - the busy bodies should be pushed back where they belong - not in our lives . "Surprising" to see how many parallels there are here in Australia!

Our Kids Don't Deserve Such Nonsense (external link)

John Hyde, 10 April 2012

Read an article written by Hyde in 1992 in anticipation of the release of Ron Manners' first book "So I Headed West"

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet (external link)

Nickolai Hubble, 7 April 2012

Self-immolation is running hot as a form of protest these days. The American patriot battled over his right to keep chickens and the Arab protester about his right to sell oranges. Makes you feel privileged to live in Australia, right?

Trashing the Telegraph (PDF, 30 KB)

Hal G. P. Colebatch, 27 March 2012

Read Hal Colebatch's evaluation of the modern Daily Telegraph compared with its great legacy of yesteryear.

Mannkal ECOMS Student Dinner (PDF, 148 KB)

Mannkal, 26 March 2012

Mannkal's first student event for 2012 will be held in conjunction with ECOMS, featuring Sarah Newton-Palmer. Click here for more information!

Students for Liberty Charter Team Programs (external link)

Students for Liberty, 16 March 2012

Students for Liberty is an world-wide student organisation committed to the promotion of freedom and liberty, and is offering training programs to students wishing to start their own Students for Liberty Charter groups on campus.

Complex Societies Need Simple Laws (external link)

John Stossel, 15 March 2012

We need to end the orgy of rule-making at once and embrace the simple rules that true liberals like America’s founders envisioned.

Mr. David Archibald on four great global challenges (external link)

The Institute of World Politics, 12 March 2012

David Archibald, well known Australian scientist ‘, presentation in Washington DC, gives an instructive picture of the “Four Great Global Challenges”….

Can gold confiscation happen again? Part 2 (external link)

Julian Phillips, 8 March 2012

In a previous article we recently addressed the question of whether The U.S Government might confiscate citizens' gold again. This follow-up delves deeper into the gold ownership situation.

Government Explained (external link)

grahampwright, 7 March 2012

An inquisitive alien visits the planet to check on our progress as a species, and gets into a conversation with the first person he meets

The Pain in Spain will Test the Euro (external link)

Martin Wolf, 6 March 2012

In a paper published last month, the Commission indicated its intention to examine a number of countries running external deficits. These sinners are even named. Parallel analysis is needed of the surplus countries...Read More Here

Looking Out for "Vested Interests" (PDF, 10 KB)

By William A. M. Buckler © 2012 - The Privateer (reproduced with permission), 4 March 2012

Read a short sharp article in response to Treasurer Wayne Swan's recent personal attacks on mining executives.

Somalia Speaks: How Al Jazeera Reports Via Text Message (external link)

Neal Ungerleider, 1 March 2012

Al Jazeera’s ambitious new project uses SMS text messages to gauge how ordinary Somalis are coping with the ongoing conflict in their country.

Australian Debt Clock (external link)

Steve Keen's Debtwatch, 1 March 2012

Very interesting, well worth looking! Also a blog to go along with it.

2012 Weblog awards – SKEPTIC CLEAN SWEEP (external link)

WUWT, 26 February 2012

Great results for climate realists in the 2012 Bloggies! Congratulations Jo Nova and other bloggers on a great result! Great results for climate realists in the 2012 Bloggies!

A picture speaks a thousand words (external link)

South China Morning Post, 24 February 2012

The Art of Infographics is alive and well in Hong Kong….view the prize-winners here..only until May 1st.

Police spy on web, phone usage with no warrants Read more: (external link)

Philip Dorling, 18 February 2012

LAW enforcement and government departments are accessing vast quantities of phone and internet usage data without warrants, prompting warnings from the Greens of a growing ''surveillance state'' and calls by privacy groups for tighter controls.

How are we going to pay the next generation? (external link)

Nick Sorrentino, 16 February 2012

Continuing our theme of ‘passing the debt to the next generation’, the same thing is happening in the US

Rafe’s Roundup (external link)

Rafe Champion, Catallaxy Files, 13 February 2012

Rafe Champion’s post on Catallaxy Files sows how the Climate Alarmists are coming unstuck!

Letter of the Month: Manufacturing Aluminium (PDF, 21 KB)

John Blakemore, 11 February 2012

A great letter, have a read!

GetUp-poplexy! (external link)

Jo Nova, 8 February 2012

Scared of Monckton, Mannkal, Bolt and JoNova: Fox Australia would be a hit!

How to get Expelled from School (external link)

Ian Plimer, 1 February 2012

A link to where you can get a copy of Prof. Plimer's latest book.

The Real Causes Of The Financial Crisis (external link)

John A Allison, 1 February 2012

A great article in Cato's Letter (pages 1-5)

The Great EU Conjuring Trick (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Allan Little and Jane Beredford, 29 January 2012

Revealed! The sleights of hand that have brought the Euro to its knees,

Refuting the Porter principle - why regulations do not increase profits (PDF, 198 KB)

Mannkal, 29 January 2012

A perfect reference for us as a follow-up to one of our previous Focus article about Alco and new home buyers.

Refuting the Porter Principle - Why Regulations Do Not Increase Profits (PDF, 198 KB)

Mannkal, 25 January 2012

Refutes some of the arguments we often see advocating for greater/tighter environments regulations on the grounds that they (regulations) make businesses more profitable

New perspective on parlous energy plan (PDF, 48 KB)

Joe Poprzeczny, 18 January 2012

Planning for Australia’s future energy security needs is being mismanaged by Canberra boffins.

How Alcoa Penalizes First Home Buyers! (PDF, 302 KB)

George Wilkinson, 17 January 2012

Think you've got bad neighbours?

Atlas Launches the Asia Centre for Enterprise (external link)

Atlas Network, 11 January 2012

Read about Atlas's latest project, the Asia Centre for Enterprise, which will 'identify and support individuals and organisations that promote liberal ideas and policies in Asia'

Fixing the Dollar Now (external link)

Uploaded by the Atlas Network, 9 January 2012

Watch a quick video about Judy Shelton's latest book 'Fixing the Dollar Now'.

Judy Shelton: Americans 'need money that works' (external link)

Uploaded by the Atlas network., 4 January 2012

Watch a short video presentation on author Judy Shelton's evaluations on monetary reform in the United States.

Will Tony Abbott leave us Legless and Powerless in the Global Storms? (external link)

Viv Forbes, 2 January 2012

Read Viv Forbes's thoughts on the Carbon Tax and its already damaging impact on Australia's fragile economy.

Fraud. Why the Great Recession (external link)

amagifilms, 1 January 2012

Free markets are not to be blamed for the Great Recession. On the contrary, its origins rest upon the deep government and central bank intervention in the economy.

Letter to the Editor - Carbon Tax, Asylum Seekers, Kim Jong-il, Something for Everyone (PDF, 12 KB)

John McRobert, 1 January 2012

Read McRobert's thoughts on the impending Carbon Tax and the state of politics in Australia.

Extract from Daily Reckoning Australia’s Letter to Stakeholders (PDF, 14 KB)

Dan Denning, 31 December 2011

Read Denning's summary of China's economy and his predictions for the future.

Europe Cannot Save the Euro, nor Save Itself from the Euro (external link)

Christopher Booker, 31 December 2011

Read Christopher Booker's thoughts on the future of the Euro heading into the new year.

10 Resolute Ideas To Start Your New Year (external link)

Shawn Parr, 29 December 2011

A short article on New Year's resolutions for your work life.

Ten Anti-Resolutions For the New Year (external link)

Larry Winget, 28 December 2011

A quick read on ten anti-resolutions for 2012.

Mises Canada Educating Investors In Vancouver (external link)

Redmond Weissenberger, 27 December 2011

An interesting application of Austrian Economics to investing today.

China's Actions Shape its Advancement (PDF, 14 KB)

Isaac Sofaer, 26 December 2011

Read Sofaer's positive predictions for the Chinese Economy.

Good News for the New Year (external link)

Richard W. Rahn, 26 December 2011

Read Richard W. Rahn's summary of 2011 and predictions for the coming year.

How Mises Rebuilt Economics (external link)

Hans Herman Hoppe, 22 December 2011

Read a great explanation of how Mises contributed to the Austrian School of Economics by Hans Herman Hoppe.

Dead Horse Theory (PDF, 17 KB)

Mannkal, 19 December 2011

A very funny take on different strategies that government organisations use to optimise business.

Christopher Hitchens..a wasted life? (external link)

Gary North, 17 December 2011

Read Gary North's thoughts on the passing of Christopher Hitchens.

When Governments Overstep the Mark; Useful Organizations Emerge to Defend the Real People (external link)

Gary North, 17 December 2011

Read Gary North's ideas on how to stick it to local government laws that benefit the good old boys

The Redback Cometh: Renminbi Internationalization and What to Do About it (external link)

Nasser Saidi, Aathira Prasad & Sara Salomoni, 14 December 2011

Read about internationalisation of the Chinese Renminbi and the onflow effects for Chinese money markets.

Technology gives Gen Y a financial edge (external link)

AAP, 13 December 2011

Generation Y is far more financially savvy than they are given credit for, research shows.

An Open Letter To German Chancellor Angela Merkel (external link)

Frederick Forsyth, 13 December 2011

Read about Angela Merkel's backed attack on the city of London

Nothing New on the Euro Front (external link)

Wolfgang Kasper, 5 December 2011

Read Kasper's insights into the European Debt Crisis and plight of the Euro.

A 31 year old video clip ABSOLUTELY worth your time (external link)

Phil Donahue interviewing Milton Friedman, 5 December 2011

This is Milton at his best!

Why is the West losing the battle? Why is Western Civilization no longer taught in our Universities? What can we do about it? (external link)

JONATHAN SACKS, 5 December 2011

How to Reverse the West's Decline

Who Owns This Mess? (external link)

Hernando De Soto, 2 December 2011

Here we are, three years into the global financial crisis, and we’re still flying blind.

There Is a Silver Lining for America in the Looming EU Collapse? (external link)

PJ Media, 2 December 2011

A short interview with Victor Davis Hanson on the impending EU collaspe.

Gillard seeks a vote of confidence (external link)

Doug Conway, 2 December 2011

JULIA Gillard's first address as Prime Minister to an ALP national conference was all about jobs, including her own.

As government expands; liberty diminishes! (external link)

Claudia Rosett, 29 November 2011

Read these confessions of a lightbulb addict as she lives through the dying days of buying 100-watt incandescent light bulbs.

The Gathering Storm (external link)

Pat Condell, 29 November 2011

Pat Condell has an interesting take on Europe, offensive to some, but from this distance we need to look at this , because Europe threatens to take us all down with it!

Every Town in Australia needs a Council Chief like this (PDF, 28 KB)

Mannkal, 29 November 2011

This is true, this man is in power.

Letter to the Editor: Mineral Resources Rent Tax (MRRT) (PDF, 15 KB)

Peter Jamieson, 27 November 2011

I applaud Christopher Pearson's reasoned response in yesterday's "Weekend Australian" to Paul Kelly's somewhat simplistic article on the MRRT published in "The Australian" last Wednesday.

The Government Can... (external link)

Tim Hawkins, 23 November 2011

Tim Hawkins performs his viral hit "The Government Can.." live.

The Case for Voluntary Student Unionism (external link)

Frontier Centre, 16 November 2011

As Australia again heads for Compulsory Student Unionism, it is interesting to study the case for doing exactly the opposite

European Crisis Explained (external link)

Omid Malekan, 9 November 2011

A short video explaining the current European Crisis.

Six Cheers For Qantas CEO Alan Joyce (PDF, 35 KB)

Bill Hassell, 9 November 2011

For the sake of the Australian airline industry and the iconic Qantas we have to thank God for Alan Joyce and his courage.

Low-flying leader stumbles in own Act on Qantas - Canberra Times 3 November 2011 (external link)

Barnaby Joyce, 3 November 2011

The Qantas chief, Alan Joyce, has been hanging around Parliament House for the last few weeks, not because of an impending aviation calamity but apparently because he likes the décor and the coffee.

Roger Kerr: a Legend of Liberty (PDF, 24 KB)

Mannkal, 1 November 2011

The Liberty Movement suffers another great loss.

The Moral Case for Tax Havens (external link)

Dan Mitchell, 1 November 2011

Crikey, Australia’s a Good Role Model.

Airline fracas is IR blister waiting to burst (external link)

John Lloyd, 31 October 2011

The Qantas action to bring its disputes with three unions to a head is justified.

Peter Schiff Explains the Free Market to Occupy Wall Street (external link)

The Daily Bell, 29 October 2011

The Occupy Wall Street protest movement exposed by Peter Schiff

Peter Schiff 'Schools' Princeton University Professor Cornel West (external link)

The Daily Bell, 29 October 2011

Another great debate; Schiff vs West, on Who to Blame for the Financial Mess. You decide after watching this 7 min YouTube.

Steve Jobs on How to Run a Company (external link)

Gregory Ferenstein, 26 October 2011

In essence, Steve Jobs, the book, is an extroardinary tale of the excruciating obsessiveness behind simplicity.

Cheer-up, America! The Case for American Optimism (external link)

Brad Lips, 21 October 2011

How long since you read some good news? This one equally applies to Australia.

Why is Manufacturing struggling? (PDF, 25 KB)

Peter Angelico, 21 October 2011

The Gillard Government has blown the opportunity to do something positive for manufacturing with today’s announcement of the totally unnecessary Manufacturing Taskforce.

The Queen’s Visit and Julia’s Great Leap (external link)

Greg Sheridan, 20 October 2011

Julia Gillard's great leap backwards to the trashy 1970s.

Fair Work Australia (PDF, 14 KB)

Mannkal, 19 October 2011

So this is what Fair Work Australia is all about!

Rolling Stone Loses It (external link)

Hal Colebatch, 18 October 2011

There's a danger in getting kicked in the head by a kangaroo.

Hitler rejects the Carbon Tax and shows his feelings toward Kevin Rudd & Bob Brown (external link)

, 13 October 2011

A funny video capturing Hitler's reaction to the passing of the Carbon Tax.

A Bleak Day For Australia (PDF, 152 KB)

Bill Hassell, 13 October 2011

Read Bill Hassell's comments regarding a recent Herald Sun article on Andrew Bolt.

Class action against columnist Andrew Bolt succeeds in Federal Court (external link)

Mark Dunn, 12 October 2011

THE assumed right of unfettered freedom of speech was trumped by laws protecting against racial vilification this morning after the Federal Court delivered its decision on the controversial white Aborigines case of Pat Eatock v Herald Sun columnist.

Acton Institute Update Newsletter (PDF, 140 KB)

Acton Institute, 11 October 2011

I am happy to announce the launch of a global initiative called PovertyCure. Acton Institute has played a key role in assembling this strategic network and in developing the initiative’s vision.

Kingdom of Bigdom (external link)

Dan Denning, 11 October 2011

The Europeans have given themselves two weeks to come up with a "comprehensive strategy" for their banking crisis. Until then, markets are free to go nuts, apparently. And they are.

Wapshott on Keynes (external link)

Econtalk, Liberty Fund, 10 October 2011

An interesting MP3 summary of the Beginnings of the Keynes/Hayek Rivalry.

Wapshott on Keynes (external link)

Econtalk, Liberty Fund, 10 October 2011

An interesting MP3 summary of the Beginnings of the Keynes/Hayek Rivalry.

The Morality of Capitalism: Free PDF Version (external link)

Students For Liberty, 5 October 2011

Today Students For Liberty and the Atlas Network have released The Morality of Capitalism in free to download PDF form.

Dear Prime Minister / Opposition Leader (PDF, 280 KB)

Arthur W. Ventham, 26 September 2011

An open letter by Arthur to our national leaders.

Paul Hogan and Ron Manners vs Government (external link), 21 September 2011

This flashback to 1975 shows that there is nothing new about rotten governments in Canberra.

Paul Hogan and Ron Manners vs Government (external link), 21 September 2011

This flashback to 1975 shows that there is nothing new about rotten governments in Canberra.

How to get expelled from school (PDF, 364 KB)

Prof. Ian Plimer, 21 September 2011

Plimer's new book is sure to be a success. You can use this form to order your copy today.

Obama, Jobs and FDR (PDF, 24 KB)

Larry Reed, 21 September 2011

Larry Reed gives a great introduction to two articles.

Book Review: Time Machine:Troopers by Hal Colebatch (external link)

Reviewed by Brian Peachey, 17 September 2011

Read Peachey's review of leading author and Mannkal associate Dr. Hal Colebatch's latest novel Time Machine Troopers.

Election Now Perth Rally (PDF, 74 KB)

Election Now, 8 September 2011

Voice your opinions at this rally in Perth, 18th September.

The Arab Spring and the World (PDF, 22 KB)

Hal Colebatch, 2 September 2011

For a brief time it appeared that the Arab Spring might be something similar to the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, with a vague idea in some quarters that moribund tyrannies would be replaced by modern democratic States.

Market Demand vs. Government Demand (external link), 2 September 2011

Take a look at this great page!

Political cheers hide consequences dangerous to the nation (PDF, 18 KB)

Bill Hassell, 1 September 2011

Cheers all round – the Gillard government has again been humiliated by its incompetence, we are a step closer to its implosion.

Africa to send troops, food parcels to UK as riots spread (PDF, 15 KB)

Mannkal, 1 September 2011

The African Union today adopted a unilateral resolution to deploy army troops and care packages to England as looting and violence spread from London to other major cities.

New digital wiretap Bill - Why you should be worried. (external link)

Claire Connelly, 26 August 2011

A NEW "digital wiretap" law that would let police force companies like Telstra to store copies of emails and text messages has come under fire from civil rights advocates. Read more:

British Degeneracy on Parade (external link)

Theodore Dalrymple, 10 August 2011

The riots should surprise no one who’s been paying attention.

The Convoy of no confidence is amassing towards Canberra (external link)

Jo Nova, 3 August 2011

From all over Australia, people whose businesses and jobs are being driven into the ground by spectacular government mismanagement are gathering to drive from the corners of the continent to converge on Canberra to demand an election.

Doorbell (external link)

Poweline, 28 July 2011

Power Line Blog held a prize competition for $100,000 for whoever can most effectively and creatively dramatize the significance of the federal debt crisis as it is now.

President Václav Klaus Of The Czech Republic's Australian Tour Dates (PDF, 186 KB)

Mannkal, 30 June 2011

In July and August, the Institute of Public Affairs is honoured to be presenting these important public events with President Klaus.

Lord Monckton's Australian Schedule (PDF, 146 KB)

Mannkal, 30 June 2011

Lord Monckton's schedule of his talks whilst he is in Australia.

Silence that Dissident (PDF, 13 KB)

Mac Nichols, 30 June 2011

Check out this 'letter of the month' by Mac Nichols about Lord Mockton.

The Broken Window Fallacy (external link)

LearnLiberty, 23 June 2011

After natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and wars, some people argue that these disasters are good for the economy, because they create jobs and prosperity

All you need to know about Government Bureaucracy (PDF, 8 KB)

Mark Tier, 20 June 2011

What a good one! Short & sweet.

Support for economic zone to split WA in half‏. (external link)

Courtney Trenwith, 20 June 2011

The majority of Australians favour creating a special economic zone that would split Western Australia in half, a Galaxy poll has found.

College Degrees becoming '"Worthless" in China (external link)

Russia Today, 18 June 2011

A news story about dwindling job prospects for new graduates in China.

Glamour over substance. (external link)

Oliver Marc Hartwich, 17 June 2011

Just days after the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn from the International Monetary Fund, French finance minister Christine Lagarde emerged as the frontrunner to succeed him.

IR is back to haunt a wary opposition. (PDF, 87 KB)

Chris Kenny, 13 June 2011

FEAR is dominating federal politics, with Labor trying to justify its carbon tax by frightening us about "dangerous climate change" and the Coalition, in return, creating fear about the "great big new tax on everything".

Lib MPs Called To Crusade (external link)

Katharine Murphy, 8 June 2011

Right wing think tank the HR Nicholls Society has drafted former Liberal staff member Ian Hanke to help persuade the federal opposition to throw out the Gillard government's industrial relations laws.

Government schools elitist and discriminatory (external link)

Kevin Donnelly, 5 June 2011

Australian crime novelist Shane Maloney argues that non-government schools are elitist, over-resourced and exclusive and that only government schools are free and open to all.

What Would Samuel Johnson Think of Today's Western Education? (external link)

Staff Report, 3 June 2011

Study tells students what their major is worth.

Students and Their Education (external link)

Dr. Tibor Machan, 3 June 2011

Columnist David Brooks of The New York Times, now sadly a reliable lapdog of conservative statism, has come out, in his May 31, 2011 column "It's Not About You," against college and university students regarding their education.

Vaclav Klaus speaks on the threats to freedom in the 21st Century. (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Mannkal, 3 June 2011

Václav Klaus is the President of the Czech Republic. He is the worlds leading critic of global warming ideology. He published Blue Planet in Green Shackles in 2007.

Building More Roads Only Causes More Traffic (external link)

Ariel Schwartz, 2 June 2011

Expanding highways and roads increases congestion by creating more demand and building more public transportation doesn't help the problem.

Choice - Freedom VS Government/Statism (external link)

mikeshanklin, 30 May 2011

Government/Voting is not "choice", Voluntaryism is!

Australia's economy: The Economist in three minutes (external link)

The Economist, 25 May 2011

Australia's boom is down to more than just vast mineral wealth and convenient geography. But what will happen when it ends?

Mannkal Freedomworks US Internship (PDF, 83 KB)

Mannkal, 17 May 2011

Mannkal will select one student to intern in the US in October and November 2011.

Book Review: Time Machine:Troopers by Hal Colebatch (external link)

Reviewed by Lars Walker, 13 May 2011

Read Walker's evaluation of noted Australian author and Mannkal Associate Dr. Hal Colebatch's latest book.

Infographic of the Day: Why do marriages fall apart? (external link)

Promotional codes UK, 12 May 2011

Check out this great infographic!

Book Review: Counterstrike by Hal Colebatch (external link)

Reviewed by Lars Walker, 6 May 2011

'Hal Colebatch's Counterstrike Is a Thriller of Ideas' writes Lars Walker from The American Spectator. Read Walker's full review here.

Pakistan’s Complicity (external link)

Alvaro Vargas Llosa, 4 May 2011

Osama bin Laden was holed up 34 miles from Pakistan's capital, in a mansion close to the country's leading military academy, but this does not prove that the civilian government was complicit in sheltering the leader of the al-Qaeda.

MyGovCost (external link)

The Independent Institute, 20 April 2011

The Government Cost Calculator is a unique service from The Independent Institute that enables any American to clearly understand three aspects of federal government spending. Any volunteers to create an Australian equivalent to this model?

Construction companies struggle with risk (external link)

Rainmaker iTV, 17 April 2011

When Union extortion meets weak Management , this is what you get!

New Colebatch epic set on Rotto (PDF, 492 KB)

POST, 16 April 2011

Hal Colebatch launches two new books- on the same day!

Internet Kill Switch (external link)

TheDailyBell, 13 April 2011

The Foundation for the Advancement of Free-Market Thinking (FAFMT) and The Daily Bell are pleased to bring you this short video presentation titled,Internet Kill Switch.The video features hard to believe yet true events which are unfolding right now.

Privacy Horror Story: The Government and Gmail (external link)

Gary North/David Kravets, 13 April 2011

This is the alarming US story...can anyone comment on the current Australian situation please? We would be happy to publish your comments in our next month's Focus.

What a strong Australian dollar actually means (external link)

Saul Eslake, 11 April 2011

The Australian dollar has been striking new post-float highs against the US dollar in recent weeks, and according to a number of prominent market economists could reach US$1.10 before the end of this year.

Marc Faber Ranting On QE And Illiterate Kids Being Born Out Of Wedlock (external link)

Joe Weisenthal, 8 April 2011

Early this morning Marc Faber was on CNBC, and he argued that QE is a revenue scheme perpetrated on the poor, by the rich, as revenge for living off transfer payments.

Another Trouble-Causing Austrian Final Exam Question (external link)

Steven Horwitz, 7 April 2011

Can you answer this graduate level question?

Government Spending Is Bad Economics (external link)

Jonathan M. Finegold Catalan, 4 April 2011

The debate about whether or not government spending is a useful countercyclical tool has been revived by the continuing economic crisis. Today, the discussion has been politicized and deals almost exclusively with the size of government debt/

Israel: Finance Chief Suggests Two-Year Budgets (external link)

Dan Keeler, 30 March 2011

Just two years after being mired in the depths of the global financial crisis, Israel is experiencing a sharp and sustained recovery that is the envy of many other developed countries.

Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand (external link)

Atlas, 30 March 2011

Atlas Shrugged has a great new website, be sure to check it out!

The Daily Reckoning: Economic Saboteurs and Dullards (PDF, 31 KB)

Dan Denning, 28 March 2011

Beware of celebrity promoters who are paid by the word or by the minute , to promote soap producers, hamburgers or so-called “climate change”.

Shorten’s Taxing Argument (external link)

Andrew Bolt, 16 March 2011

Andrew Bolt exposes the 'language of the left'.

Brother, Can You Spare A Trillion?: Government Gone Wild! (external link)

Government Gone Wild Seminars, 10 March 2011

A short video on Government waste in the United States.

Take a break from the Climate Change nonsense and see what's going on in outer space! (external link)

Discover Magazine, 8 March 2011

Astronomers may have witnessed a star torn apart by a black hole.

Democracy - The Least Likely Outcome In The Middle East (external link)

Gregory White, 3 March 2011

Niall Ferguson spoke to the Daily Telegraph about the situation in the Middle East, noting that the least likely scenario is multiple Western style democracies and oil could spike higher, closer to $200 a barrel.

Era of Constant Electricity at Home Ending (external link)

The Daily Telegraph, 2 March 2011

The days of permanently available electricity maybe coming to an end.

Revolution and the Muslim World (external link)

George Friedman, 22 February 2011

The Muslim world, from North Africa to Iran, has experienced a wave of instability in the last few weeks.

Multicultralism (PDF, 34 KB)

Des Moore, 19 February 2011

It is one thing to have a multi-culturalism policy but quite another to deal with the serious problems to which it can give rise.

What Is Wrong With The U.S. Economy? Here Are 10 Economic Charts That Will Blow Your Mind (external link)

John Nyaradi, 16 February 2011

A link to some thoughtful charts. What will the effect of all this be to the rest of the world when the US profligacy finally grinds to a halt?

The Language Of Tax And Spend (external link)

Robert Carling, 15 February 2011

Robert Carling exposes the 'language of the left'.

Infographic: Think America's Internet Isn't Censored? Think Again (external link)

Cord Jefferson, 15 February 2011

If you thought Americans were browsing freely, think again. It turns out Mexico and most of Africa have more cyber freedoms than the United States.

Does Stimulus Spending Work? (external link)

Learn Liberty, 14 February 2011

FInd out why stimulus doesn't work.

What is classical liberalism? (external link)

Learn Liberty, 11 February 2011

Dr. Nigel Ashford explains the 10 core principles of the classical liberal & libertarian view of society and the proper role of government.

The Perils and Pitfalls of Taxi Plate Ownership (PDF, 28 KB)

Felicity Karageorge, 8 February 2011

The taxi industry fails to live up to Western Australians’ ever-dwindling expectations of it.

Radical Economics: Yo Hayek! (external link)

Jamie Whyte, 2 February 2011

In this Radio 4 Analysis programme, Jamie Whyte investigates Austrian free-market explanations for the financial crash.

The Legacy of Ronald Reagan - A Centenary Summing-up (PDF, 33 KB)

Hal Colebatch, 1 February 2011

"When an objective history of the 20th Century is written, Ronald Reagan will be recognized as standing on a high pinnacle of greatness."

Mannkal Sundowner Series - Matt and Janet Thompson (PDF, 508 KB)

Mannkal Foundation, 1 February 2011

Click here for more information on this fantastic event.

Registration Form - Mannkal Sundowner Series (PDF, 304 KB)

Mannkal, 21 January 2011

Register for the event today!

Shops in The Dark Over Power Bills (external link)

Gareth Parker, 20 January 2011

At least three big Perth shopping centres have received electricity bills from Synergy months late as further troubles with the utility's billing system become evident.

It's Virtually Vive Le Globalisation (external link)

Janet Albrechtsen, 12 January 2011

Sooner or later this was always going to happen. Eventually, those wedded to a simplistic "big is bad" mindset would be forced to choose between the good big guys and the bad big ones.

The Unconventional Economist; Why not copy Houston? (external link)

Leith van Onselen, 11 January 2011

"Following on from my recent articles on land-use regulations and housing affordability, I want to take readers through Texas' deregulated urban planning system."- Van Onselen

Freedom University - Mannkal Travel Scholarship (PDF, 416 KB)

Mannkal Foundation, 10 January 2011

Mannkal will select one lucky Western Australian University student to attend this one week conference in America.

Jobless Youth (PDF, 17 KB)

Bob Day, 7 January 2011

Why is youth unemployment a modern phenomenon?

The Prime Ministers Song (external link)

Q&A - ABC, 5 January 2011

A musical finale for the 2010 Q&A season saw a group of singing Prime Ministers - Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Paul Keating and Bob Hawke, take to the Q&A stage to reminise about the past.

A Lone Business Leader Tells It As It Is (external link)

Matt Chambers, 5 January 2011

RBA board member Donald McGauchie says the government's spending on stimulus measures and the $35.9bn NBN is forcing the bank to raise interest rates.

Mises in Mini - Human Action in a pocket edition (external link)

Jeffrey Tucker, 4 January 2011

"To tell you the truth, no one at the Mises Institute had fully appreciated how fantastic the pocket paperback of Human Action would be in its final form."

I'm in Love with Friedrich Hayek (external link)

DORIANELECTRA, 19 December 2010

A love song for economist F. A. Hayek.

The Hunt for Hayek's Treasure (external link)

NewRenaissanceNet, 18 December 2010

We discovered Friedrich von Hayek's personal library was in the cellar at the University of Salzburg, Austria.

Occasionally our mining leaders get up off their knees, and tell it like it really is (PDF, 177 KB)

Mark Fraser, 16 December 2010

Please circulate these comments widely!

We Don't Want to Know (external link)

Paul Rosenberg, 8 December 2010

The WikiLeaks disclosure of diplomatic cables this week has stirred strong feelings in millions of people, and many of those feelings run deep. So deep, in fact, that many of us fail to understand them.

Why Is Africa Poor? (external link)

Greg Mills, 6 December 2010

African leaders have become adept at externalizing blame, holding others responsible for Africa’s failings.

Hitler is informed that Peter Schiff was right (external link)

BarryOcuda, 3 December 2010

Poor Adolf...not Austrian enough apparently.

The Rahn Curve and the Growth-Maximizing Level of Government (external link)

CF&P Foundation, 1 December 2010

Gov spending can promote economic growth if money is used for core "public goods" such as rule of law & property rights. But the burden of government spending in the US & other industrialized nations is far higher than needed to finance such activies

Can we afford the World Cup? (external link)

Gavin Atkins, 1 December 2010

Can Australia afford the estimated $26bn it would cost to hold the World Cup? And where would this money come from?

The Ultimate Insiders (external link)

Richard Rahn, 30 November 2010

Members of the U.S Congress and their staff have access to a huge amount of inside information, but they can never be charged with "insider trading".

NSW Judge Wants Luxury World Travel (external link)

Jennifer Sexton, 28 November 2010

Proposed perks including free first-class international travel and plane tickets for judicial spouses, despite just winning a $27,860 a year pay rise.

Car, boat owners slugged an extra $895,000 (external link)

Chalpat Sonti, 25 November 2010

It is supposed to be a user-pays system, but an investigation has found some government departments have little idea of what they are charging for.

Government Officials to Skip Airport Security (PDF, 38 KB)

Eileen Sullivan, 23 November 2010

Isn't the law supposed to be applied equally?!

A Funeral Service for Private Property Rights (PDF, 512 KB)

Mac Nichols, 22 November 2010

Australian States are now concentrating upon attacking the very fibre of our free and prosperous society.

Mindless NBN Construction (PDF, 37 KB)

Mac Nichols, 17 November 2010

"The construction of engineering marvels that service the public is the realm of the innovative industrialist supported by competitive free markets, not the government."

The Case for Legalising Capitalism (external link)

The Ludwig Von Mises Institute, 16 November 2010

Watch this interview with Kel Kelly where he discusses his lastest book "The Case for Legalizing Capitalism".

Britain's Trillion Pound Horror Story 01 (external link)

darek795, 14 November 2010

Quantitative Easing Explained (external link)

, 11 November 2010

Inflation (PDF, 30 KB)

Mac Nichols, 8 November 2010

The U. S. Federal Reserve could learn much from 1923

Potash bid is not a new NEP (external link)

Mark Milke, 7 November 2010

It is provincial and federal governments that stiff investors and succumb to rank provincialism of the worst sort with their anti-investment diktats.

Government department blocks access to site that keeps track of what MPs say (external link)

Ben Grubb, 29 October 2010

A site which makes it easy to keep a track of what MPs have said in parliament has been blocked by a government department.

Internship in Canada (PDF, 110 KB)

Mannkal Foundation, 29 October 2010

Opportunity for a student to intern at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy in Canada.

The Futility of Socialism (external link)

F.A. Hayek, 6 October 2010

The famed Austrian economist, F.A. Hayek, explains why the system of socialism provides neither justice or economic efficiency.

History of Socialism from Marx to Obama (PDF, 40 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 6 October 2010

For those who are interested, here is a video of a speech made by Yuri Maltzev, on the history of socialism at the recent Mises Circle in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Cash for Ouchies (external link)

Tim Blair, 19 September 2010

Aslyum Seekers are granted compensation, paid by taxpayers

Which Side of the Fence? (PDF, 24 KB)

Mannkal Foundation, 6 September 2010

If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

Student Outreach Program (PDF, 1.6 MB)

The Centre for Independent Studies, 2 September 2010

A program for the leaders of tomorrow.

I Want Your Money Trailer (external link)

Unknown, 2 September 2010

This movie is scheduled for release in theatres on 15 October...Perfect timing...Awesome trailer...

She really was a traitor! (PDF, 53 KB)

Ronald D. Sampson, 2 September 2010

And now OBAMA wants to honour her!

Slattery + Rebel Alliance propose NBN 3.0 (external link)

Renai LeMay, 31 August 2010

A splinter group of rebel telecommunications players have broken with their Australian brethen's long-standing support for Labor's NBN policy, publishing their own model.

Why Your Grandfather's Economics was better than Yours (video by Dr Steven Kates) (external link)

Steven Kates, 24 August 2010

Steven Kates presents the Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture at the 2010 Austrian Scholars Conference.

Kerry Packer on Government Video (external link)

Posted by & special thanks to Joshua Marks who made it possible to edit down Kerry Packer's 2hrs 1991 House of Reps Select Committee Appearance to the best 8 min. Hire Joshua ( to make funny conference videos, 19 August 2010

Packer was not only opposed to government intervention that disadvantaged him.

Mannkal ECOMS Student Dinner (PDF, 139 KB)

Mannkal/ECOMS, 17 August 2010

Mannkal's second student dinner for the year will be held in conjunction with ECOMS. Chris Berg from the Institute of Public Affairs in Melbourne will be our guest speaker.

Saint Paul's Letter to the Electorates (PDF, 125 KB)

Mannkal Foundation, 30 July 2010

A very witty account of the last few weeks in Australian politics, written in a biblical style.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali explains aspects of Sharia Law (external link)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali & Glenn Beck, 9 July 2010

De Tocqueville on our State (PDF, 17 KB)

Mac Nichols, 1 July 2010

It looks grim for Australia, as Henry the last makes the rules, Julia

Obama (PDF, 69 KB)

Richard W. Rahn, 30 June 2010

Only true Keynesians still think we can spend our way to prosperity

Vilfredo Pareto and Price and Market Interventions (PDF, 41 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 30 June 2010

Pareto calculated that for a small, simple society of only 100 persons trading only 700 goods & services, it would require the solution of 70,699 simultaneous equations in order to equate supply & demand in the manner the free market does so easily.

Vandalism vs. Keynesianism (PDF, 39 KB)

Dan Denning, 28 June 2010

Read Dan Denning's latest installment.

Mannkal Economic Education Foundation (external link)

Bron Suchecki, 24 June 2010

Check out what Bron Suchecki had to say about Mannkal!

A word for our fallen heroes (PDF, 29 KB)

Ron Manners, 23 June 2010

Our thoughts, at this time, are with the families, friends and work colleagues of these Australian mining heroes.

An Energy-Independent Future (external link)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 16 June 2010

The good news is that Australia is not the only country where politicians break promises!

US economy uses 25% of oil with only 4% of the population.......... (external link)

The last eight presidents have gone on television and promised to move America towards an energy-independent future., 16 June 2010

It’s all about oil!

Nobel Laureate Gary Becker says immigrants should pay (external link)

Angela Monaghan, 16 June 2010

Professor Gary Becker, a Nobel prize-winning economist, will argue on Thursday that immigrants should pay for the right to settle in Britain and the United States.

Glenn Beck Presents: F.A. Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" (external link)

johnbrush, 12 June 2010

What F.A. Hayek saw, and what most all his contemporaries missed, was that every step away from the free market and toward government planning represented a compromise of human freedom generally and a step toward a form of dictatorship.

Perhaps Australia needs fiscal consolidation: not fiscal stimulus? (external link)

Steve H. Hanke, 8 June 2010

Ruth Richardson: The Queen of Fiscal Squeezes

BER Cost Denial (PDF, 42 KB)

John Ibbotson, 3 June 2010

Deputy PM Julia Gillard appears to be in denial that a problem even exists.

Freedom and Advertising (PDF, 27 KB)

Ron Manners, 3 June 2010

Something to think about as government spends our money trying to influence us to its way of thinking.

There's a New Culture War & We're Losing It (external link)

Newt Gingrich, 2 June 2010

Despite the overwhelming majority of Americans who believe in free enterprise, the Left

Clarke and Dawe ask the million dollar questions (external link)

ABC News, 31 May 2010

The Ant and the Grasshopper (PDF, 33 KB)

Anon., 31 May 2010

This one is a little different.... Two Different Versions.... Two Different Morals

Our Resources Includes Our Land and Our Rain (PDF, 22 KB)

Ron Kitching, 29 May 2010

Profit oriented farmers are like profit oriented miners. They do not produce for use, they produce for profit. Profits they make should be shared by all of us, as they are, after all, farming

Zimbabwe will not expropriate mines (PDF, 22 KB)

Nelson Banya, 28 May 2010

The country's president also said it was refining a controversial local ownership law to enable miners to expand their operations.

Aust Gov Invokes Emergency Powers for Mine Tax (PDF, 15 KB)

John Fraser, 28 May 2010

Canberra invokes "emergency" powers to embark on its own advertising campaign to counter the full page ads mining lobbyists have been running, panning the tax proposal.

Swan granted special waiver to plan advertising blitz against miners on resources super-profits tax (PDF, 131 KB)

Sid Maher, The Australian, 28 May 2010

WAYNE Swan has defended his plan to attack the mining industry over the resources tax using an advertising campaign made possible by a special waiver of the government's own advertising rules.

The Joint Venture Partner from Hell (PDF, 331 KB)

Philip Resources Management Pty Ltd, Melbourne Vic. Aust, 25 May 2010

The Recent and Future Use of Knowledge in Society (PDF, 13 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 23 May 2010

That is a wonderful presentation. This is the reason bureaucracies cannot plan. And the simple reason that the USSR and all other totalitarian and or centralist societies have failed and or are condemned to fail.

Penalised for Success: Perils of Having A Low Voter Base (PDF, 55 KB)

Andrew Pickford, 20 May 2010

Why is it that a state which has a small voting base is penalised for having a successful world class mining industry?

Concern mounting at barriers being erected to (external link)

Glenn Greenwald, 19 May 2010

WikiLeaks founder has his passport confiscated

How Investors Can Profit From Break-Up Of Euro (external link)

Matthew Lynn, 10 May 2010

When the euro celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, it seemed to be a solid currency. Only a few eccentrics speculated about whether it may break up one day.

Never ever, ever discount governmental stupidity (PDF, 117 KB)

Gartman, 6 May 2010

This is from the Gartman newsletter in the US...written from a US perspective.

Taxing The Heart Out Of Australia (external link)

Viv Forbes, 5 May 2010

The Carbon Sense Coalition today claimed that the Rudd Resource tax was just another in a long line of taxes helping to depopulate rural Australia.

The Rudd Mining Grab (PDF, 49 KB)

The Wall Street Journal, 4 May 2010

A windfall profits tax won't make the economy any 'fairer.'

Cape Lambert cancels plans at WA project as a result of Henry tax (external link)

Michael Bennet, 4 May 2010

Cape Lambert Resources has taken the unprecedented step today of cancelling all planned exploration in Australia as a result of the uncertainty created by the Henry tax review's proposed 'super tax' on the mining industry.

Tax Freedom Day (external link)

The Fraser Institute, 29 April 2010

On Saturday, June 6 Canadians will celebrate Tax Freedom Day. This light-hearted music video points out the many types of taxes Canadians pay and how long they work to pay their total tax bill.

The Run of Libert (PDF, 42 KB)

Anna-Rose Shack, 22 April 2010

A beautifully written poem.

A Political Success Story (external link)

Mercer Report, 15 April 2010

Out and about in the City of Mississauga (Ontario) with Mayor Hazel McCallion. Hurricane Hazel. 88 years young. 31 years as mayor (11 elections). No debt, 700 million in reserves.

ACT Outranks WA Economically (PDF, 13 KB)

Mac Nichols, 14 April 2010

"Canberra is the financial black hole we all do not need."

Future Generations owe their (external link)

Zygmund Dobbs, 6 April 2010

The Western World now owes their

Future Generations owe their (external link)

Ken Ewert, 6 April 2010

The Western World now owes their

Freedom Factory 2010 - Program (PDF, 122 KB)

Mannkal, 29 March 2010

100 Great Books of Liberty Book Launch (PDF, 296 KB)

Mannkal, 23 March 2010

Invitation to the launch of 100 Great Books of Liberty

When Government Goes Too Far! (external link)

Andrew Napolitano, 22 March 2010

Considering what is happening in politics in Australia today, this is a very powerful short speech by a man who knows what the law is supposed to be all about.

Human Achievement Hour (PDF, 30 KB)

Mannkal Foundation, 17 March 2010

With the Human Achievement Hour, we are highlighting some of the best innovations, discoveries, and improvements humans have made throughout the last year!

Avatar Movie Review - Essential Information That Concerns Your Children (external link)

Ann McElhinney, 11 March 2010

Ann McElhinney, the director of Not Evil Just Wrong and Mine Your Own Business speaks about anti-development bias in James Cameron's blockbuster Avatar and about environmental indoctrination in public education system in US.

The Socialism Test (PDF, 31 KB)

Mannkal Foundation, 11 March 2010

The Simple Analogy that explains it all really!

This War is Illegal! (external link)

Ron Paul, 10 March 2010

A fantastic 6 minute video of Ron Paul debating the Afghanistan war and its legality.

All The President's Economists (external link)

Richard Rahn, 10 March 2010

Change a few names and the following important article then belongs to Australia.

Fixing The Hospitals (PDF, 35 KB)

Ron Kitching, 3 March 2010

A wise administration would privatise all hospitals thereby making management responsive for both adequate service and, through competition, and the market system, to contain all costs everywhere at all times.

Margaret Thatcher At Her Best (external link)

Margaret Thatcher, 3 March 2010

A video of Margaret Thatcher's last House of Commons speech in 1990.

Red tape reduction welcome and urgent (PDF, 47 KB)

Mannkal, 3 March 2010

Red tape is costing Western Australian

Australia's Economic Vandals (PDF, 47 KB)

Ross Greenwood, Alan Jones, 2 March 2010

These two articles look at the lack of economic understanding within the Rudd government, and the effect that this will have on Australia's economic position.

The Pretence of Knowledge (PDF, 24 KB)

Greg Lindsay, Executive Director at the Centre of Independent Studies, 25 February 2010

The ill-conceived and rushed Commonwealth insulation program adds to a very long list of recent government policy failures. At the federal level, Grocery Watch, Petrol Watch,

Why are Australian Taxpayers Forced To Pay Bribes? (PDF, 67 KB)

Mark Westfield, 22 February 2010

Stephen Conroy recently gave, in Tony Abbot's words, a "bribe" to the three commercial TV networks by relinquishing two years of license fees that cost taxpayers $250 million. Shouldn't we be applauding anytime the government reduces license fees?

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Richard Russell, 22 February 2010

"You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil."

I Am Muzzled (external link)

David Heath, 17 February 2010

A shocking article about censorship in Australia reaching scary levels. What will the "internet filters" proposed by the Rudd government mean for free speech?

Internet Censorship Alert! Alex Jones Exposes Agenda to 'Blacklist' Dissenting Sites (external link)

Alex Jones, 11 February 2010

Alex Jones ( explains the severity of government censorship of our internet (more serious than you could imagine).

Australians Are Paying The Highest Prices In The World For Text Messages (PDF, 42 KB)

Richard Webb, 23 January 2010

Australians are paying the highest prices in the world for text messages, industry experts say. And texts cost the mobile networks practically nothing but earn them millions in profit each year.

Freedom Factory 2010 (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Mannkal, 21 January 2010

It's coming ...

One For The Geologists (PDF, 92 KB)

Iain Stewart, 19 January 2010

"Mexico's Cave of Crystals stunned geologists when it was first discovered in 2000. The underground chamber contains some of the largest natural crystals ever found - some of the selenite structures have grown to more than 10m long."

Haiti Response Shows the Difference Between the EU and a Superpower (PDF, 37 KB)

Christopher Booker, 16 January 2010

The EU has showed in it's response to the Haiti tragedy that it does not have the strength of a "superpower".

Understanding Terrorism and Jihad (PDF, 48 KB)

Various, 14 January 2010

We welcome the feedback from our

Lord Monckton Lecture (PDF, 296 KB)

Lance & Shelley Ludgate, 11 January 2010

An invitation to hear the other side of the climate change debate from the scientists and scholars.

Ron's "Halfway" Birthday Comments (PDF, 38 KB)

Ron Manners, 10 January 2010

Birthday Wishes To Ron (PDF, 36 KB)

Luke McGrath, 10 January 2010

Three Strikes Prove Regulator Out of Touch (PDF, 34 KB)

Jennifer Hewett, 24 December 2009

"Andrew Forrest's comprehensive victory in court yesterday makes three spectacular strikes against the corporate regulator [ASIC] in little more than a month."

Government Waste... Again! (PDF, 42 KB)

Chalpat Sonti, 19 November 2009

The much-hyped Federal plan to bring down grocery prices by a FuelWatch-style scheme instead became an exercise in "waste and mismanagement", a Senate inquiry has found.

Moore Hypocrisy and Hype (PDF, 34 KB)

Meegan Cornforth, 18 November 2009

While railing against capitalist

What Obama Should Say to Iran (PDF, 54 KB)

Debi Ghate, 14 November 2009

Imagine what might happen

Woolies and Coles And Their Critics (PDF, 33 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 11 November 2009

Yet again, intellectuals and bureaucrats who have never ever produced anything are complaining about and investigating Woolworths and Coles dominating the market. It is we very happy consumers who are keeping Woolies and Coles in business.

Science journal admits: science not settled (PDF, 44 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 10 November 2009

In a stunning announcement, fresh research in the journal Science has invalidated all the computer models used by the UN IPCC and relied on by millions.

U.S. Oil and The Enemy Within (PDF, 38 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 10 November 2009

The largest untapped oil reserve in the United States has been estimated at having enough oil to fuel the American economy for the next 2041 years. Why is it not being drilled?

Rudd Acts Like An Angry Ant (PDF, 33 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 9 November 2009

"There are deniers and skeptics in the National and Liberal parties and also in the Family First Party. They are beginning to get a hearing and Rudd resents that fact. Hence his poisonous outburst."

Australia calling: ABC to go global (PDF, 35 KB)

Ari Sharp, 5 November 2009

The ABC is aiming to expand, but what will this cost the taxpayer?

Will Rudd pay the UN $7 billion? (PDF, 56 KB)

Andrew Bolt, 4 November 2009

Next month Kevin Rudd flies to Copenhagen to help seal a United Nations deal to cut the worlds emissions - and to make Australia hand over part of its wealth.

iPod Ban for Christmas Island Detainees (PDF, 34 KB)

Chris Thompson, 27 October 2009

A scheme that let Christmas Island detainees buy iPods with Federal Government money has been scuppered by Australia's immigration department after impoverished locals objected to it.

$50bn in ETS slush fund, says Coalition (PDF, 44 KB)

Samantha Maiden, 26 October 2009

Kevin Rudd is creating a $50billion political slush fund under an emissions trading scheme and must explain how the revenue will be used, the Coalition has warned.

CCC to tap 1000 phones a day (PDF, 1 MB)

Chris Thomson, 22 October 2009

Read a startling report on the special powers given to the CCC to intercept phones conversations of WA residents.

Chinese govt advise gold buying - why? What is their plan? (external link)

flaskofcoffee, 5 October 2009

The Chinese govt have been advising the people of China to buy gold, even going so far as to produce television programmes explaining the benefits and logistics of doing so.

'Last chance' push for extended shopping hours (PDF, 71 KB)

Chalpat Sonti, WAtoday, 30 September 2009

The WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched a new push for extended trading hours.

The Power of Two (PDF, 45 KB)

Richard Rahn, 16 September 2009

The story of a 20 year old college student and a 25 year old investigative journalist who brought down a corrupt tax-payer funded organisation in the U.S.

An address to American Students - The issues associated with race and education (PDF, 63 KB)

Bill Cosby, 16 September 2009

"We have to start holding each other to a higher standard. We can not blame white people any more"

Loneliness of the University Liberal (PDF, 53 KB)

Paul Sheehan, 12 September 2009

Ridicule and hatred are ritualistic hurdles for women rejecting the leftist emphasis of our campuses. "No-one should be ashamed of being a member of a political party in a country like Australia, which is a democracy.."

CCI calls for rethink of how our schools are run, and children taught (PDF, 54 KB)

James Pearson, 11 September 2009

With Western Australia preparing to enter a new era of economic growth and prosperity, the State

Bowing To the Global Tax Bullies (PDF, 26 KB)

Richard W. Rahn, 10 September 2009

Do you think the Internal Revenue Service should have the right to share your tax information with foreign governments - even ones run by thugs and those that engage in human rights abuses and/or suppress freedom in their countries?

Why The Peaceful Majority Is Irrelevant (PDF, 36 KB)

Paul E. Marek, 7 September 2009

A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

Inflation, Debt and Saviours (PDF, 35 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 6 September 2009

Eighteen months ago the Rudd government took charge with NO government debt. The alleged onus for the debt is to

Does Australia need $20 million of branding? (PDF, 54 KB)

Leon Gettler, 2 September 2009

Is a new logo for the country really worth $20 million? And do we really need it? Trade minister Simon Crean last week announced the Government planned to build a new brand to help Australia sell itself.

IPN Free Society CD (PDF, 172 KB), 30 August 2009

The IPN has produced 75 000 CDs with over 100 important texts, such as Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged". These CD's will be distributed to Afghanistan and other countries where access to internet is limited, allowing them access to these important texts.

The Proposed Charter of Rights For Australia (PDF, 92 KB)

Hon John Howard, 28 August 2009

Last night the former PM, Hon John Howard, delivered the Menzies Lecture at UWA. Winthrop Hall was packed, the atmosphere was electric, the crowd enthusiastic & the oration befitting the man & the times. He received 3 spontaneous standing ovations!

Where's Your Plan, Kevin? (PDF, 70 KB)

Chalpat Sonti, 27 August 2009

John Howard has used a speech in Perth to deliver another verbal lashing to Kevin Rudd, accusing the Prime Minister of wasting an ideal opportunity to drive through unpopular measures for Australia's greater good.

NSW is Criminalising Workers (PDF, 23 KB)

Ken Phillips, 25 August 2009

It's a scary thought that you could be found criminally liable for situations over which you have no control and then not have the benefit of the rights of a criminal trial!

Carbon Offset Scheme Forces Cement Plant to Close (PDF, 39 KB)

Philip Hopkins, 21 August 2009

The Rudd Government's carbon pollution reduction scheme (CPRS) has led to the mothballing of a Queensland cement works and threatens to stymie new investment in the most modern plants.

The Optimum Size of Government (PDF, 21 KB)

Institute of Market Economics, 1 August 2009

A video by the IME that finds that the government sectors in developed countries are too large relative to their private sectors if they want to maximize economic growth.

John Roskam discusses Freedom Fest (PDF, 23 KB)

Mannkal, 27 July 2009

John Roskam from the IPA discusses his recent attendance at the US Freedom Fest on ABC Radio National with Michael Duffy & Paul Comrie-Thomson.

Memristor Minds: The Future of Artificial Intelligence (PDF, 66 KB)

Justin Mullins, 8 July 2009

"For 50 years, electronics engineers had been building networks of dozens of transistors - the building blocks of memory chips - to store single bits of information without knowing it was memristance they were attempting to simulate"

Philanthropy Under Continued Attack (PDF, 13 KB)

Mannkal, 4 June 2009

Private philanthropy in Australia has virtually come to a halt, awaiting clear guidelines from Canberra.

P J O'Rourke - A Plaque for the Taxpayer (external link)

PJ O'Rourke, 28 May 2009

Watch P J O'Rourke deliver the 2009 John Bonython Lecture in Sydney. A laugh a minute.

Over-ruled (PDF, 45 KB)

Mannkal and IPA, 25 May 2009

Mannkal and the IPA are pleased to invite you to the launch of a major new report entitled, "Over-ruled". The report explores how excessive regulation, unnecessary complexity and the high costs of red tape are holding back Western Australia.

Don (PDF, 296 KB)

The Menzies Research Centre, 25 May 2009

The Directors of the Menzies Research Centre invite you to the launch by Hon Christian Porter MLA of Don

A Maggie Thatcher needed for mess (PDF, 28 KB)

Paul Kerin, 11 May 2009

THE Rudd Government's early complacency, which soon morphed into panic, and its ongoing pandering to vested interests will destroy voters' faith in its economic management credentials.

The Touch Table (PDF, 62 KB)

Mannkal, 6 May 2009

Take a look at this short video from PBS which shows part of an episode of Wired Science. This segment looks at a touch table.

Playboy Interview: Ayn Rand (PDF, 146 KB)

Playboy, 1 May 2009

Playboy's website now includes this excellent interview with Ayn Rand. This must-read interview covers a wide variety of topics, including guilt, motherhood, religion, morality, sex, hedonism, and much more.

Refugee Handout (PDF, 12 KB)

Stuart Verman, 1 May 2009

It is interesting that the Federal Government provides a Single Refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890.00 and the possibility to receive an additional $580.00 in Social Assistance.

Don't Turn America into another France (PDF, 46 KB)

Center for Freedom and Prosperity, 30 April 2009

In a new Center for Freedom and Prosperity video, co-produced with Reason TV, Veronique de Rugy of the Mercatus Center (and Board member of the Center) explains why the United States should not mimic the welfare state policies of her home country.

Freedom Factory (PDF, 120 KB)

Mannkal, 30 April 2009

Freedom Factory is Mannkal premier event for 2009. It will run as a half day conference (including lunch and dinner) on July 13 2009. Contact us to register your interest!

A Reply to Robert Manne (PDF, 25 KB)

Dr Steven Kates, 30 April 2009

The Prime Minister has no skills as an entrepreneur. None. He has no personal judgement about what will create value and what will not.

Saint Kevin the Humane (external link)

Paul Atroshenko, 22 April 2009

Most Australians would probably agree that our Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, is some kind of saint. He has declared that his policy towards 'illegal' asylum seekers is "tough but humane".

The Year Ahead (PDF, 248 KB)

Mannkal, 2 April 2009

Mannkal hosted its annual cocktail party in March. Here we have put together a summary of the presentations from the night. Enjoy!

With 'Atlas Shrugged,' Hollywood May Have Its First Anti-bailout Movie (PDF, 41 KB)

Steven Zeitchik, 1 April 2009

"After decades in development hell, Ayn Rand

The Europeanization Of America (PDF, 65 KB)

Mark Steyn, 31 March 2009

"For America to follow the EU down the same social path would have huge strategic implications for everyone else, not least Europe."

A Rookie President (PDF, 38 KB)

Thomas Sowell, 31 March 2009

"We now have a rookie President of the United States and, in the dangerous world we live in, with terrorist nations going nuclear, just one rookie mistake can bring disaster down on this generation and generations yet to come"

Withdraw from Afghanistan Now! (PDF, 35 KB)

Ron Kitching, 27 March 2009

"The only threat that the Taliban pose to Australians, is to those who are there interfering with their internal affairs."

PM Rudd and China (PDF, 68 KB)

Salt Shakers, 27 March 2009

With governments in Australia and the USA borrowing huge amounts of money to bail out companies and banks as well as giving away money through

Is Tyranny Being Hatched in Canberra? (PDF, 34 KB)

Ron Kitching, 23 March 2009

"The question is, why is the Federal Government spending taxpayers

Lunch with PJ O'Rourke (PDF, 584 KB)

Centre for Independent Studies, 23 March 2009

Join the CIS for an afternoon of irreverent erudition and witty commentary with wise-cracking political journalist PJ O'Rourke. With razor-sharp commentary and wit that are his trade-marks, O'Rourke will ponder the big issues of 2009!

545 People (PDF, 37 KB)

Charlie Rees, 21 March 2009

An article about the US Legislature and the power it wields. Similarities between the US and the Australian system can be seen.

Politicians Kill off Aussie Troops (PDF, 32 KB)

Ron Kitching, 18 March 2009

"Why is it that these absolutely dumb politicians have no consideration whatsoever for our defence forces, turning them into offensive forces in every stink hole on the planet."

Assault on Free Speech (PDF, 34 KB)

Heritage Foundation, 16 March 2009

"In other words, Durbin wants to bring the wonders of government enforced affirmative action to our nation

Power Stupefies (PDF, 37 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 16 March 2009

"It is amazing that the Australian government continues to spend taxpayers funds on every stink hole on the planet."

Fined For Illegal Clearing; Family Now Feel Vindicated (PDF, 48 KB)

Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie, 12 February 2009

A family who were fined for clearing trees to make a firebreak around their house in 2004 now feel vindicated as their house is one of the few in Reedy Creek still standing.

The Blog of Kevin Rudd R Less (PDF, 46 KB)

Andrew Bolt and mksviews, 11 February 2009

This is a blog you need to check out! It is a weekly blog that follows K-Rudd

NZ concerned as PM Rudd (PDF, 60 KB)

The New Zealand Centre for Political Research, 8 February 2009

Revolt brews in counties (PDF, 22 KB)

Loretta Kalb and Robert Lewis, 5 February 2009

Counties in California say they've had enough - and they aren't going to take it anymore. In what amounts to a Boston Tea Party-style revolt against the State Capitol, they're threatening to withhold money.

Interventionism (PDF, 13 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 4 February 2009

In their abysmal ignorance of monetary theory, Rudd and his cohorts, including the Opposition are now giving us more of the same which caused the bubble in the first place.

IPA MEdia Release (PDF, 50 KB)

IPA, 4 February 2009

Rudd blames Intitute of Public Affairs for neo-liberalism.

Govt overhaul removes RMA 'handbrake' (PDF, 20 KB)

The New Zealand Herald, 3 February 2009

The new pro-business, NZ Government removes handbrake on progress.

Perth (PDF, 16 KB)

Ron Manners, 3 February 2009

Perth, Western Australia will have its fourth ($10 million) referendum on daylight savings (clock-changing) in 33 years on 16 May 2009. What do you think?

'Atlas Shrugged': From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years (PDF, 41 KB)

Stephen Moore, 2 February 2009

This article provides an insight into the kind of world we are headed towards and need to work very hard to avoid.

Ayn Rand at 100: When Will Businessmen Learn Her Lessons About Politicians? (PDF, 61 KB)

Edward Hudgins and Fred Smith, 2 February 2009

To mark Ayn Rand's brithday check out this article by the executive director of The Objectivist Center and the president and founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

The Presidential Election and Obama's "Mandate" (PDF, 115 KB)

Joseph Olson, 30 January 2009

Check out the map which shows who voted for the Democrats and who voted for the Republicans and try and work out how Obama won.

Stockpiles could stave off economic woes (PDF, 24 KB)

Robin Bromby, 29 January 2009

THERE is one way for the taxpayers to help the miners

We Need a Leader Who Knows How the Economy Works (PDF, 18 KB)

Ray Evans, President, H.R. Nicholls Society, 24 January 2009

How much misery will Australians have to endure before a political leader emerges who knows how the real economy works, and what has to be done to get it working again?

What happened to the Great (Western) Australian Dream? (PDF, 19 KB)

Bob Day, 17 January 2009

For more than 50 years housing in (Western) Australia was plentiful and affordable to more than three quarters of the population. Virtually overnight however, things changed dramatically.

Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups (PDF, 66 KB)

Gary North, 10 January 2009

A cartoon for all ages!

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Ronald Kitching, 7 January 2009

Coombs and the far left of Australian politics, ably assisted by an ignorant, arrogant and mindless media, wrecked the assimilation of the aboriginals into the Australian society.

Pro-Hamas Demonstration: US today, Australia tomorrow? (PDF, 23 KB)

A courageous uploader at YouTube, 30 December 2008

Such love, such tolerance from the Religion of Peace. And isn

Economics & Mathematics (PDF, 20 KB)

Dr Albert A Bartlett, 23 December 2008

The Most IMPORTANT Video You'll Ever See

The Economic Security Strategy is a Lie (PDF, 14 KB)

Justin Jefferson, 15 December 2008

The holiday resorts of Fiji and drug dealers of Kings Cross are reportedly very happy with Kevin Rudd and his stimulus package.

Cicero and Justice (PDF, 14 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 10 December 2008

Political protesters may soon suffer a similar fate to that of Cicero as the anti-industrial environmental movement flexes its poisonous influence.

Liberty and Society Conference (PDF, 49 KB)

CIS, 10 December 2008

The first Liberty & Society conference for 2009 will be held on May 1 - 3, 2009 in Sydney.

Tax Havens: Myths vs. Facts (PDF, 23 KB)

Centre for Freedom & Prosperity Foundation, 10 December 2008

With the release of the final installment, our three-part video series on tax havens is complete.

More Economic Suicide From Labor (PDF, 16 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 9 December 2008

It is appalling to see that Toorale Station, near Bourke in NSW, after 150 years as a working farm has been bought by the government to convert it to a 91,383 acre National Park.

Letter on Opposition Policies (PDF, 15 KB)

Des Moore, 8 December 2008

Is it too much to expect the principal Opposition political party to contemplate the possibility of either changing its mind or stating that the way the government proposes to implement the policies is totally unacceptable?

Nuclear Power and the World (PDF, 17 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 29 November 2008

In Australia, there are two phrases which are considered to be vulgar & are not used by any of Australia

Action Not Words Required (PDF, 16 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 28 November 2008

A new Ford motor plant has been built in Camacari near Salvador in Brazil. It is one of the most modern and most productive motor plants in the world.

Entrepreneurs and Profit and Loss (PDF, 14 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 27 November 2008

A simply explanation of how entrepreneurs and the profit and loss system rely on one another to determine success and failure.

Ford Car Plant in Brazil (PDF, 21 KB)

Bryce G. Hoffman, 26 November 2008

One look at this and you will instantly be able to tell what is wrong with the manufacturing plants of the US car makers and why there will probably never be another one built in the US.

Workers and the Mafia (PDF, 16 KB)

Ron Kitching, 25 November 2008

Genuine workers do not need a mafia of minders, called union organisers, which penalise workers for their

Action and Results Drive John Key More than Rhetoric (PDF, 20 KB)

Audrey Young, 24 November 2008

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd have more than just blue and red parties in contrast. It is their style too.

The ABC's partisan preferences are not limited to Australian politics (PDF, 42 KB)

John Styles, 23 November 2008

Media Bias in Australia

UWA's Proposed Underwood Avenue Development (PDF, 19 KB)

Jock Clough, 10 November 2008

Protect Your Property - Oppose Regulation without Compensation

Obama and the Germ Theory of Disease (PDF, 25 KB)

Justin Jefferson, 8 November 2008

Watching modern mainstream discussion of the ill-effects arising from government

Health Alert: The Same Quality at One-Tenth the Cost (PDF, 20 KB)

John Goodman, 4 November 2008

There is a country with institutions that produce health care quality as good or better than what the US have, at a fraction of the cost! How & why does this happen & what institutions keep similar innovations from occurring in the US?

Antony Fisher - Champion of Liberty (PDF, 93 KB)

Gerald Frost, 1 November 2008

Read about the significant influence one man can have. This is the story about Sir Antony Fisher who demonstrated very clearly that ideas have consequences!

Improving Oil Security (PDF, 48 KB)

The Carbon Sense Coalition, 31 October 2008

A Submission from The CSC in response to the call by the Queensland State Government for comments on:

NSW Greens' Anti-Christian Campaign (PDF, 11 KB)

Michael Darby, 26 October 2008

On Monday 27 October at Parliament House Sydney the NSW Greens will conduct a public forum "Taking religion out of politics."

The Centre for Freedom & Prosperity Foundation Videos (PDF, 15 KB)

The Centre for Freedom & Prosperity Foundation, 25 October 2008

The Centre for Freedom & Prosperity Foundation has released a number of videos in a project that has been remarkably successful in bringing the free-market message to a new audience.

Cancellation of Mannkal (PDF, 30 KB)

Mannkal, 23 October 2008

Mannkal regrets to advice that PJ O

The Moral Case for Tax Havens (PDF, 21 KB)

Centre for Freedom & Prosperity Foundation, 22 October 2008

The Centre for Freedom & Prosperity Foundation released it's 2nd installment of a 3-part mini-documentary series on the beneficial impact of low-tax jurisdictions. The new video explores the many ethical reasons to support these pro-market regimes.

How the West is Being Lost (PDF, 16 KB)

Christopher Pearson, 11 October 2008

The best explanation for Brian Burke's career as a lobbyist is that he was almost the only person who could get Labor ministers and bureaucrats in Perth to make decisions. In retrospect, his term as WA premier can be seen as a perfect apprenticeship.

John Greenwood on Bloomberg on 10 October 2008 (PDF, 19 KB)

Clip Syndicate Video, 10 October 2008

See the two clips for parts of an interview with John Greenwood from Invesco Asset Management as he gives his perspective about the current financial situation.

Blainey wins mining honours (PDF, 19 KB)

Charlotte Dudley, 6 October 2008

HISTORIAN and author Geoffrey Blainey was one of five individuals inducted into the Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame on Friday.

Plunder from Regions (PDF, 10 KB)

Mac Nichols, 6 October 2008

A letter to the editor style article looking at the disadvantages of mining royalties.

Are They Crooks or Fools (PDF, 500 KB)

John Whiting, 6 October 2008

This book lays bare much of the nonsense that goes by the name of philosophy, politics and economics

Why Ecotaxes May Not Be the Answer (PDF, 36 KB)

Nicola Liebert, 1 October 2008

No serious assault on climate change can ignore the role of tax. But, as Nicola Liebert reports, the experience of Germany reveals some familiar political weaknesses.

Libertarianism in Australia's (PDF, 205 KB)

William J. Stacey, 1 October 2008

This paper looks at libertarian ideas and the means by which people, who were at least initially novices in political activity, have over a long period of time promoted their vision of the good society, with at least some degree of success.

US Drillers Set for $1bn Award (PDF, 14 KB)

Sheila McNulty, 26 August 2008

A US federal appeals court ruled on Monday that 11 oil and gas companies should receive more than $1bn awarded to them in 2006 after the government effectively changed the terms of leases to drill off the California coast.

The Postmodern Assault on Reason (PDF, 48 KB)

Roger Donway, 25 August 2008

The New Individualist interviews philosopher Stephen Hicks about his many publications, his work as a college lecturer and also about setting up the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship.

A History of Libertarianism (PDF, 19 KB)

George C. Leef, 11 August 2008

A book review of "Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement" by Brian Doherty.

Politicians Talk in Trillions (PDF, 17 KB), 9 July 2008


Thickheadedness on African Debt (PDF, 27 KB)

Franklin Cudjoe, 8 July 2008

Instead of promoting debt relief year after year, the time has come to pursue more sensible, sustainable solutions.

Austrian economics takes another step forward in Australia (PDF, 32 KB)

Julie Novak, The Political Economist, 5 July 2008

Julie voices her support of the Austrian Economics course at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia which is funded by Mannkal.

The Regiments of Left and Right Now March to Market (PDF, 22 KB)

Ken Phillips, 29 May 2008

The old left-right battle is now no longer primary to understanding the fundamentals of Australian politics.

Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus Speaks On Democracy (external link)

Schemefighter, 6 May 2008

A great youtube video, well worth watching.

Ron Kitching Tribute (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Wally Unger, 10 March 2008

Easterly on Growth, Poverty, and Aid (external link)

William Easterly hosted by Russ Roberts, 11 February 2008

Listen to this great podcast! Just click play at the top of the page.

The Housing Affordability Crisis - Market Failure, Policy Failure or Moral Failure? (PDF, 28 KB)

Dr Peter Brandson, 1 February 2008

Affordable housing has become a major political issue. There are five major contributors to this problem and a few possible solutions.

Libertarianism is the enemy of all racism (external link)

ronpaulsoupio, 4 January 2008

Ron Paul discusses 'libertarianism is the enemy of all racism' on PBS.

Atlas Shrugs Again (PDF, 53 KB)

Marc E. Babej and Tim Pollak, 28 September 2007

A quarter century after her death, and half a century after the publication of Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand is back.

Ron Kitching Tribute (PDF, 19 KB)

Keith Yates, 10 March 2007

We're the Government -- and You're Not (external link)

DavidMcElroy1, 26 January 2007

What if the U.S. government released an "educational video" to teach today's Americans how to be good citizens?

Learning from History (PDF, 10 KB)

John Hyde, 11 October 2006

Learning from History Throughout history, not least that of the last century which saw the rise and fall of Socialism and Fascism, bad ideas have resulted .....

Vision & Values Concise: The Sound of Freedom (PDF, 25 KB)

By Lawrence W. Reed '75, 18 October 2005

This year, the nation of Austria celebrates the 60th anniversary of its liberation from Nazi occupation. With the Allied victory in May 1945, the German .....

Ron Kitching Tribute (PDF, 17 KB)

Malcolm Roberts, 10 March 2005

Libertarian Party endorses President Bush (PDF, 23 KB)

John Hospers, 2 November 2004

As a way of getting acquainted, let me just say that I was the first presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party back in l972, and was the author of the first full-length book, Libertarianism, describing libertarianism in detail....

Why Limit Government? (PDF, 18 KB)

Lawrence W. Reed, 19 October 2004

The topic for our discussion this afternoon is "Why Limit Government?" Indeed, our movement may be overdue for a refresher on this very important question.

Markets in the Firm - Seminar (PDF, 60 KB)

Ron Manners, 8 April 2004

"If you want a really great business don't be frightened of the market, bring it inside your firm!" This was the challenge today of Ken Phillips, the work reform director of the Institute of Public Affairs.

A New Indigenous Policy Could End the New Racism (PDF, 16 KB)

By Andrew Bolt, 20 February 2004

The Redfern riots have given John Howard the perfect chance to end our New Racism. If he's reluctant, he should look across the Tasman.

Dubious Land Title, Extract from Ron Manners' Historic Misadventures (PDF, 80 KB)

Ron Manners, 1 January 2004

Read a short extract from Ron's book Historic Misadventure on mining titles in Western Australia in light of Native Title Legislation

What's Wrong with How We Teach Economics (PDF, 49 KB)

Brandon Crocker, 1 May 2003

In most major universities economics has never really been taught as well as it should have been.

University Economics verses Austrian Economics (PDF, 66 KB)

Arthur Foulkes, 1 February 2003

This article looks at how universities define economics as opposed to the notion of Austrian economics.

The Map that Predicted the Terrorists Attacks (PDF, 237 KB)

Mark Skousen, President of FEE, 1 November 2002

Take a close look at the chart and map in this article. They reveal a story that will forever change the way you view the world, especially after September 11, 2001, and how YOU can help fight the war against terrorism.

One on One Interview: Lawrence Reed, Mackinac Center for Public Policy (PDF, 21 KB)

By Lawrence Reed, 1 April 2002

Lawrence Reed has been president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy (Michigan) since it began in late 1987. It has grown to be the .....

Address to New Generation Gold 2001 Conference (PDF, 17 KB)

D.R. Kennedy, 26 November 2001

Text of dinner address by D.R. Kennedy to delegates of New Generation Gold 2001 conference at Burswood Convention Centre on 26/11/2001.

In Favor of Globalisation - Defending the Free-Enterprise System (PDF, 14 KB)

Ron Manners, 30 August 2001

Presentation by Ron Manners to The West Australian Mining Club Inc, Perth, West Australia.

Induced traffic: Setting the record straight (external link)

Wendell Cox, 1 June 2001

Speeding up the flow of traffic makes our lives more rewarding and our economy more efficient.

Max Newton on Australian Style Fascism (PDF, 21 KB)

Ronald Kitching, 26 March 2001

At the beginning of the twentieth Century Australia had the world's highest living standards. It was at that time, probably the freest nation on earth, .....

In Defence of Gaming (PDF, 32 KB)

Rev Dr John K. Williams, 25 March 2001

I like to believe that I am a 'caring and socially concerned' clergy person. I am, however, anything but convinced by the proposals and arguments vigorously promoted by such opponents and critics of gaming as various church bodies, etc.

Roads Without the State (PDF, 44 KB)

Peter Samuel, 24 March 2001

A look at alternative ways that roads can be provided without being funded by the State.

The Broken Window Fallacy (PDF, 332 KB)

Ron Manners, 8 November 2000

Some of you may not be overly concerned by the alarming growth in Government spending but let me explain this with what some economists call - "The broken window fallacy."

Native Title Background Document, Extract from Ron Manners' Never a Dull Moment (PDF, 1 MB)

Association of Mining and Exploration Companies, 1 September 2000

Read a background document compiled by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies on the true cost of Native Tile Legislation to the Mining Industry.

Gun Control Causes Crime Increase In Australia? (PDF, 12 KB)

Vin Suprynowicz, 1 January 2000

Can gun control reduce crime? One year ago, Australian gun owners were forced to surrender for destruction 640,381 personal firearms (including semi-automatic .22 rifles and shotguns).

IMF Plan Hurts Nations Needing Most Help (PDF, 9 KB)

Ron Manners, 1 January 2000

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) brought warm flushes to the hearts of the world's do-gooders when it announced that it would sell-off some of its gold reserves and give the money to the 'poor people of the undeveloped countries'.

Lasting Damage of Labor Unions (PDF, 18 KB)

Ron Manners, 1 January 2000

Australia has just announced a near record Current Account Deficit, so let's look at one of the causes: Australia's militant labour unions.

Economic Development -vs- Government Aid Programs (PDF, 7 KB)

Edward P Coleson, 1 January 2000

To have lived in some remote "native" village long enough to know how their social curbs on progress operate is to understand why the best-laid plans of economic development schemes have a way of failing utterly.

Autonomy (Health Care -vs- Central Planning) (PDF, 10 KB)

Dr Michael A. Reid, 1 January 2000

Despite legal protections, there are a myriad of ways in which politicians and bureaucrats can undermine the primacy of the individual in a democracy. The Australian health care system provides one such example.

Forget past, Mr Bropho (PDF, 20 KB)

Dennis Newland, 15 June 1999

No matter what religion or spiritual background we come from, we cannot live consumed by the compounding grief of each generation.

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