MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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… ‘grand mutual gains’? Dunno… but why not?

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The CHN “White Paper” on the trade conflict with USA puts up a plausible defence on IP, lands a few punches, and ma..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XK

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Perhaps one reason governments abuse foreign trade: no skin in the game. US ITC estimates imply government imports..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…QB

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snlester The new KORUS is just the old KORUS with minor tweaks: cato.org/blog/prelimina… twitter.com/jendeben/statu…

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greg_ip Solar power externalities: 2/3 of rise in residential electric bills for 3 California utilities due to increase in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wH

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James B Reston (NY TImes 27 Jan, 1946) reporting the first meeting of the UN in London: “To the League of Nations c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zK

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@chip_roh Democracy means, of course, getting what we vote for and getting it “good and hard” as Mencken said ;-)

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Pres Trump thinks trade is about bargaining for dollars; that’s his policy. He hardly knows how foreign trade & cap..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sx

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USTR Lighthizer has foreign-policy, not trade, goals: to force vaguely specified changes in CHN economic policies &..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…MP

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The 15 years CHN needed to negotiate WTO accession and 15 years it took to implement the Protocol saw dramatic chan..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…80

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How can USTR Lighthizer believe a “trade war” will change CHN, or USA for that matter? In the 1980s he watched from..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bj

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Trade measures have power to cause harm at home, but trade agreements are puny levers on the world. Cordell Hull’s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aJ

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The progressive internationalism (“prosperity is indivisible”) of the UN, Bretton Woods & GATT agreements did not e..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fv

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JFK’s moon-shot “Grand Design” (1962) for trans-Atlantic economic “interdependence” (his term) & for integrating em..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uk

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The World Bank estimated (2005 Global Economic Prospects) ~ 65% of developing ctry. liberalization in previous 20 y..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cc

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The Trump-Lighthizer attack on CHN is based on (mostly?) wrong facts; it prejudicially misreads an historic opportu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YD

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“O dura Ilia Messorum!” “Oh
“Ye rigid Guts of reapers!” – I translate
For the great benefit of those who know
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The combative rhetoric of US cabinet officials on CHN and of the President on trade in general is disturbing but no..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qv

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Excellent portrait. I wd. say Mr Lighthizer’s policies are more reminiscent of Malcolm Baldridge (lead photo) than..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oQ

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The Trump tariff regime becomes a form of import licensing. Historical experience is that “lIcenses” — e.g. to imp.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YrL

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Thos. Hardy lending his support to a proposed Westminster Abbey memorial for Byron (the Abbey denied the “Wicked Lo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…FM

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DanielJHannan Here it is, the perfect British-American trade treaty. I hope it will become the basis of a broader trade nexus amo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Lx

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insteconomics Funny how some commentators view the economy as just an extension of Canberra and the political system, as though..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jQ

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spikedonline After years of scaremongering about the Irish border, the EU now admits there is a technical fix. It is scandalous..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OE

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davidcollinslaw The Ideal U.S.-U.K. Free Trade Agreement: A Free Trader’s Perspective cato.org/publications/w… via @CatoInstitute

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