MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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May 2013

But Niskanen idea needs entitlement control. ID#? RT @SincDavidson: Read to the end “What Would Milton Friedman Say?” on.wsj.com/147VVc7

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Hmm… OECD TF background paperis.gd/3VpqeRp5) reveals indices are based on a data mash-up (p52). Lots of holes. Caution warranted.

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New OECD trade faciliation (TF) indicators a great metric (is.gd/WD0hPl). But suggest WTO TF deal is much ado about side issues.

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Hmm..@iccwbobo = International Chamber of Commerce , but seems to be a silent numbericcwbo.orgWO

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Two weeks of dusty cabinets and archive boxes: the records of @iccwbo. A history of the world economy since 1913, viewed from near the top.

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@NGruen1 ‘We’ don’t get to dispose of assets. We got zip for our $$. Ford, unions pissed them away. Auto planning was, is a cruel hoax.

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Seems Holden’s plan is to lobby their way to profit! Show them the door! 60 years is enough! theaustralian.com.au/life/motoring/…

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Astonishing gall of Nasser, lecturing us on ‘patriotism’ after sucking our wallets dry! Patent disdain for consumers. theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/fo…

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For sixty years governments have thrown our billions at car giants, buying only loss and failure. To go on doing this is culpable stupidity!

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Why are the Frogs, who make such awful coffee, and have little idea of toast, so bloody good at citrus-y, sharp, deep golden, marmalade?

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Growth optimism has long been the safer bet. Bernanke on The Future (with a nod to Keynes’ wager on 100-year growth) is.gd/rMOnCR

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alaindebotton The double betrayal of many a liberal arts education: neither teaches you how to live, nor how to make a living.

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Jan Tumlir to Paris ICC conference 1983: trade protection not about employment; essentially an ideological attack on private economic choice

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TradeDiversion Containers have been more important for globalisation than freer trade | Economist econ.st/17yC8ce

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Found long 1975 speech by @rupertmurdoch in ICC Paris archives on role, freedom of press & business voice. Classic Rupert. Would post, but ©

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What!!?”A member of parliament can only (sic!) receive up to six months’ pay…if they are defeated at an election”::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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RT @SincDavidson: Save the Doing Business reports marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolu… *ESSENTIAL* indicators. Please support this campaign.

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What other labor regs have such great results? 88% of 457 visa workers, 85% of employers very satisfied or satisfied is.gd/MlGDIJ

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“Free” web services (email, rss, photos, data) are ever vulnerable to corporate whim. Google, at least, provides this is.gd/Zy0HcB

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Off to Paris for a couple of weeks research for centennial history of International Chamber of Commerce.

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The dirty little secret behind ‘secret’ trade negotiations is that transparency threatens the rent-seekers’ agenda eff.org/r.b8Q8

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NDIS draft rules on support (is.gd/kMN96O ) an alarming blank cheque. Sects. 6 & 7 provide indeterminate definitions, thresholds.

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Good clarification of Reinhart-Rogoff blooper. Their conclusion seems safe but direction of causality still a puzzle::bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-2…

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