Lady Margaret Thatcher’s speech at the Golden Jubilee of the Foundation for Economic Education

First, here’s a short reflection 20 years later by Ron Manners:
It was my honour to join a small group of sponsors to bring Lady Margaret Thatcher to speak at the 50th Anniversary Dinner for the Foundation for Economic Education (Waldorf Astoria Hotel – New York City, April 11, 1996).

Lady Thatcher, fresh off the flight from London, traveled directly to the pre-dinner cocktails and stimulated our enthusiasm, even before her speech.

Later she then joined us for a post-dinner party where she was among the last to leave.

I remember being inspired by her intellect and stamina and thinking to myself, “Ron, make sure you are still in fine form when you too are 71 years of age.”

Next morning was seeing Dr. Hans F. Sennholz (President of FEE), being soundly criticized at the FEE Board meeting for inviting Thatcher (a conservative politician) who did not qualify as a hard-core Austrian style economist.

I defended Sennholz’s choice as it resulted in a sell-out audience bringing a reasonably sound message to a large number of new enthusiasts of the benefits of smaller, less intrusive government.

Ron Manners,
29th April, 2016

Video, 37 mins, never before digitised or transcribed:

Transcript:
Mr Chairman, Mr Buckley. Continue reading Lady Margaret Thatcher’s speech at the Golden Jubilee of the Foundation for Economic Education

Ron Manners sees union as a serious sport

Ron Manners, “Justice” column,
Free Market, November 1979, pp. 32-33.

Here’s an undercover recording of part of Ron’s court appearance discussed in this artice (this recording was marked on a cassette as “UNION CASE #2” so maybe there are additional clips on other cassettes):

May 2, 1979 in Kalgoorlie, started like any ordinary day. The phone at home rang at 4.00am. As the caller explained, “I know Kalgoorlie has 2 or 3 hours time difference on Sydney, not sure which way, so thought I would catch you before you go to lunch.”

Later at the office, two of our three girls were off sick and the remaining one, my secretary, was coping with their phone calls as well as aiding my departure to Perth, by lunchtime.

In walked a union heavy and demanded of my secretary, “I have come to inspect the books.” Continue reading Ron Manners sees union as a serious sport