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Friday, January 8, 2016

The Brilliance of Ron Manners on His Birthday

We thank you sincerely for all that you do for FEE and for liberty!

The Foundation for Economic Education staff and board of trustees wishes our good friend Ron Manners of Perth, Australia, a BIG HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY today, January 8!

Ron is an Australian businessman (gold mining) and is one of the world’s most dedicated advocates for liberty and free markets. A long-time supporter of FEE and friend of our founder, Leonard E. Read, he is Executive Chairman of Mannwest Group and founder and Executive Director of the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, an Australian free-market think tank whose web site we urge our readers to view. Ron is also a member of the prestigious Mont Pelerin Society. You can read more about him on the Mannkal site.

In recent years, Mannkal has sponsored a stream of fantastic young Australians as interns at FEE. Chances are, at most any time of the year, you can walk through the FEE offices in Atlanta and hear a “G’day!” with an Australian accent. We count the Mannkal Foundation as one of FEE’s best and most active partners.

Ron Manners, we thank you sincerely for all that you do for FEE and for liberty!

May you enjoy many more birthdays as one of liberty’s tireless ambassadors!

  • Lawrence W. Reed is FEE's President Emeritus, having previously served for nearly 11 years as FEE’s president (2008-2019). He is also FEE's Humphreys Family Senior Fellow and Ron Manners Global Ambassador for Liberty. His Facebook page is here and his personal website is