MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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April 2013

@HenryErgas again chooses the inevitable epithet: Swan as Rudd’s epigone…the midget against Thebes. Peerless essayis.gd/FXhI7MHy

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insteconomics Great profile of economists advocating open borders theatlantic.com/international/…

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RT @howserob: did NAFTA “save” Uruguay Round? In US Congress, probably. Clinton had no “TPA” before NAFTA bill. 1991 EC CAP reforms key too.

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Where labor supply is elastic (migration), the measure of long-run performance is population size not GDP/Cap:: is.gd/neGh6P

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Task of the next @wto head is relevance. What does WTO offer the 21st century? Half baked fix-ups from the 1980’s and a pre-China “Agenda”!!

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“Aus. is not a race, ethnicity or constitution. It is an idea” (@mirandadevine: is.gd/D2ZO7o) ) Only a half-formed one, thank god!

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My new fav North Korean pic. The kepi! Those button-up cuffs! So chic! bit.ly/15Dani3

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Boston bombings in (USA) context. Good. slate.com/articles/news_…

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A. Bolt’s suggested inference (blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andr…) about Islam & terrorism is inflammatory and implausible. See::aidwatchers.com/2011/03/the-co…

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Is China swinging the lead in FTA? Aus has same $1bn FIRB threshold for USA & NZ, but China our inevitable partner::theaustralian.com.au/business/in-de…

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FIRB barriers to FDI are unnecessary, probably useless, prudential controls & harm trade, integration with Asia is.gd/EmDNJP

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Emerson won’t lift FDI discrimination (is.gd/EmDNJP) altho Chinese SOEs already among our biggest investors is.gd/kiGitT

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First Euro, Aus. & now U.S. social democrat govts set out to raid personal savings to prop ‘redistributive’ deficits online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…

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Napthine: “We know that [huge Govt-led trade junkets to China] work”. Balls! Sales no proof; the counterfactual? :: theaustralian.com.au/business/in-de…

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Lucian on The Way to Write History: ironic, smart, rather decorously clad in the exemplary prose of H.W & F.G. Fowler is.gd/tELgl1

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Three quarters of FDI in Australian resource sector since 2007 has been reinvested earnings is.gd/IKvBMO

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Felix Salmon on the bitcoin bubble makes a good case for a bank-disintermediating payments system like @Ripple::medium.com/money-banking/…

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Not only bone-headed and destabilising, as H Ergas shows, but sure to be a profitless tax on self-funded pensions::theaustralian.com.au/opinion/column…

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USA pre-negotiates Japan’s entry to TPP talks. Must China reach a prior US deal too? TPP becomes a terrible idea. m.asia.wsj.com/articles/a/SB1…

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Swan says $100k pension from my own savings is more “government assistance” than the “maximum rate of the Single Age Pension”. Bullshit!

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“How often do you hear people calling for free trade (also) argue for stronger anti-dumping laws, a form of protectionism?” @rupertmurdoch!

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Marie Pangestu (IDN) my tip for WTO D-G. online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…

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RT @insteconomics:: @WarwickMcKibbin flags structural challenges for Oz economy in US energy revolution brookin.gs/7QGf

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@ulyssesapp @jjgod +1 for LaTeX export & critic markup; or is that +2?

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Hard to see high ambition in leaked EU mandate for TPIP. Services goals narrow (Jones Act safe), SPS boilerplate..s2bnetwork.org/fileadmin/date…

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@snlester @scottlincicome can’t believe you’re even paying attention to this Occupy crap (shonk = bonkers shaman)

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“All mod­els are wrong but some are use­ful”, Rob Hyndman’s tribute to a great statistician George Box: is.gd/BSObPC

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Another zinger from H Ergas. ALP’s shambles, aimless insolence mirrors the global decline of Social Democrat parties is.gd/GxIzWf

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