MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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March 2013

Surprise! BRICS’ squabble over rents/shares torpedoes their development bank notion. Yep, collaboration sucks! goo.gl/mag/2lHnWu5

via Google Currents on iOS

Cypriot bank liquidity crisis becomes a ‘crisis of stupidity’ . Excellent policy analysis from Nicholas Véron is.gd/xFDINd

via YoruFukurou

@Planck confirms a lopsided heat/density distribution at largest universal scale. Ghosts from pre BigBang multiverse? tiny.cc/gecbuw

via Tweetbot for iOS

I’d like to see Ms Gillard carry the day. Narrowly.

via YoruFukurou

TPP draft (like KORUS) apparently prohibits exemption for mobile-phone unlocking is.gd/hRQng8

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Good! RT @TradeDiversion: World trade: The other conclave | The Economist econ.st/12SqTKr

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Silly, but … “Hitler finds out Google Reader is shutting down” is.gd/VFbKMp (Ganz was astonishing in Downfall, btw).

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@insteconomics almost all FTAs have been disappointing. Avg ~2% preference. Most change since ’70s due to unilateral cuts or WTO accession.

via TweetList Pro in reply to insteconomics

@SincDavidson I’m impressed by your teaching satisfaction numbers! is.gd/51SKZQ

via YoruFukurou

On the other hand, this is a schumpeterian moment for RSS aggregation… Maybe we’ll see the protocol revived by the rush to replace Google

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Ack! Google Reader is going away! RSS aggregation services I relied on for 8 yrs. is.gd/Ld7PxN Put not your trust in princes…

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dhume Cato: “Obama has not found religion on trade after all. He’s merely run out of options.” cato.org/blog/obamas-tr…

via Safari on iOS (retweeted on 7:08 AM, Mar 13th, 2013 via Tweetbot for iOS)

There’ve been rats in the apostolic ranks since the Last Supper. Now seems the Vatican can’t trust Cardinals either::vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/the-vatican…

via Mr. Reader on iOS

Now you tell me? Romans had no number zero. The first annus domini, 1 AD, denoted the year AFTER the birth of Christ in (curiously) 1 BC.

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We are paying HOW many billions for these? “The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.. has a huge blind spot directly behind it” is.gd/GlFqnM

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China in 2013: 13.5% of world PPP-GDP (#2, USA 19.4%); tariffs 9.8%; trade share of GDP 54%; share world exports 10.6 (#1, 2011)%

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USA in 1913: 18.9% of world GDP (#1, UK 8.9%); tariff avg. 40-45%; trade share of GDP 6.4%; 22.1 share world exports 22.1% (#2).

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That TTIP projection undated, however. Must somewhat depend on outlook for Euro zone (& counterfactual)

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EU Trade Comm’s guess at welfare boost from TTIP; Eur130bn consumer surplus (0.5-1% increase in joint GDP) is.gd/pqU0I2

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Obama to seek funds for the Brain Activity Map project in March. Here’s the original outline: first, worms and flies. download.cell.com/neuron/pdf/PII…

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snlester Apparently, a CO2 increase helped end the ice age: nyti.ms/147MNo9 I blame the dinosuars, with their damn SUVs.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:16 PM, Mar 3rd, 2013 via Tweetbot for iOS)

TTIP will likely improve USA non-tariff, services access to EU -> AU should also now seek a services (+ investment, standards) deal with EU.

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Will TPP or TTIP cut tariffs? Probably not so it matters. In 90% of FTAs the ‘competitive’ gain is ~2%. Duties > 15% are not cut in ⅔ cases.

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