International recognition for John Hyde

Thanks to a feed from the indefatigable Ron Manners. Thank you John!

The subject of the tenth essay in this Heroes for Liberty from Around the Globe series is a man I was fortunate to meet in person in Perth, Australia, in March 2017. His name is John Hyde. His story, related here by Mannkal Economic Foundation executive director Andrew Pickford, reminds me of the famous statement that adorned the Oval Office desk of President Ronald Reagan: “There’s no limit to how far a man can go if he doesn’t care who gets the credit.”

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13 Responses to International recognition for John Hyde

  1. RobK

    Yes, John Hyde, the former federal politician is a champion for the cause and a hell of a nice bloke.

  2. zyconoclast

    Why didn’t he get this when he was alive?

  3. RobK

    I believe he is still alive.

  4. Rafe Champion

    Yes he is still alive!

  5. Rafe Champion

    Gerard Henderson is another stalwart still going strong, this is the media watchdog 393.

  6. Mullumhillbilly

    John Hyde, and before him Bert Kelly in the Oz as it woz in the late 70s, made this callow ignorant university student a few shades less severiously educated over the course of a few years cafeteria readings. Now I turn to the Cat for similar sagacity. Thank to (nearly) all of you here, and keep it up. You never know who is reading or how far your ideas can carry. From what I’ve read over the years, there are many lurkers here who would agree.

  7. DM OF WA

    Back in the seventies, in the time of the Fraser Liberal-Country Party coalition government, John Hyde was known as a leading member of the so-called “dry” faction of the Liberals and I recall he was also a member of the cost-cutting razor gang charged with repairing the fiscal destruction wrought by the Whitlam experiment. Looking at the dregs in Liberals today it is hard to believe people of his calibre were ever welcome in the party.

  8. overburdened

    I clicked on the link and you lost me in the 1st paragraph.

    If you are any good, as no doubt this bloke is, you don’t need to dress it up.
    That’s what’s wrong with the post.
    If you are any good you sell yourself just by doing it.

  9. overburdened

    I get the sense that the poster is defensive.
    You need to get on the front foot.

  10. stackja

    DM OF WA
    #2632711, posted on February 9, 2018 at 10:56 pm
    Back in the seventies, in the time of the Fraser Liberal-Country Party coalition government, John Hyde was known as a leading member of the so-called “dry” faction of the Liberals and I recall he was also a member of the cost-cutting razor gang charged with repairing the fiscal destruction wrought by the Whitlam experiment. Looking at the dregs in Liberals today it is hard to believe people of his calibre were ever welcome in the party.

    Today’s LNP is run by factions like the ALP.

  11. Procrustes

    John Hyde – a huge influence on me for standing up against the idea of big government when Keynesianism was all the rage.

    John Hyde used to pride himself as being a one armed economist – he could never say on the one hand this …. and on the other hand that …

    He is truly worthy of accolades and wider recognition

  12. H B Bear

    Looking at the dregs in Liberals today it is hard to believe people of his calibre were ever welcome in the party.

    This. You would struggle to name any Lieborals who have a genuine understanding of economics and even fewer (none?) who could be described as “dry”. Fraser was the wettest of wets, ended up doing campaign launches for Sarah Hyphen-Dugong, and it has been downhill ever since.

  13. boy on a bike

    I sat next to John at dinner a few years back. We don’t hear much from him these days as he has the shakes, and can’t write any more. A great pity. He was still sharp as a tack – and very entertaining – and he lamented his inability to crank out any more output.

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