MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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November 2013

Inevitable that the IRC’s would patrol the bounds of the trade system, holding it in check::blog.ecipe.org/2013/11/a-fune… (H/T @snlester)

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Holden of the skies. Qantas, a practiced rent-seeker (whose owners are mugs), is becoming an icon of insolence::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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“The worst of all worlds: a weakened GrainCorp; & an inefficient export infrastructure that drains taxpayers’ funds”::theaustralian.com.au/opinion/column…

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Horse Hockey! If GrainCorp controls 85% of E.Aus grain storage, how does a foreign takeover affect “competition”?,:theaustralian.com.au/business/merge…

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GrainCorp & Qantas decisions should be easy for Abbott. This dithering hints at his mistrust of markets online.wsj.com/news/articles/…

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India’s top ag. advisors urge income supports in place of ineffective food subsidies (H/T is.gd/ILRlIe)::is.gd/HJbrbZ

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In last 50 years China has lifted billions out of crushing poverty. It was markets, not Marx or the Pope that did it::washingtonpost.com/business/econo…

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ABS survey of aboriginal health + risk factors. Worse than standardised non-aboriginal results on every count! abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.…

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Continuing to debate the mess that will be Bali Ministerial on the WorldTradeLaw site here:: is.gd/AzJoci

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SimonEvenett Bad news from Geneva on the trade talks. Even cutting red tape at customs is too much. needs a reboot—else future like UNCTAD.

via LinkedIn (retweeted on 7:23 AM, Nov 27th, 2013 via YoruFukurou)

Looking forward to a great forum with top analysts of the trading system (Schott, Primo Braga, Horlick…sbit.ly/18baxzRbh

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@howserob It would be crazy to ratify Indian unilateralism with a WTO waiver (esp. for a policy that transmits losses to the poor elsewhere)

via YoruFukurou in reply to howserob

kw_watson For Free Trade’s Sake, Get IP Out of the TPP huff.to/I9t6sA Read this now so you can think about it over the weekend.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:33 AM, Nov 23rd, 2013 via Tweetbot for iOS)

Singh govt disastrous for India’s poor, growth (pc.gov.au/lectures/snape…). If they force a choice in Bali between their way & highway - easy!

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WorldTradeLaw India rejects WTO Peace Clause proposal - The Hindu bit.ly/1bYukBn

via twitterfeed (retweeted on 8:55 AM, Nov 23rd, 2013 via Tweetbot for iOS)

howserob The Economist:even if a WTO deal is reached “risk that it will be a hollow one is high.”econ.st/1hZNvjp

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 7:54 AM, Nov 22nd, 2013 via Tweetbot for iOS)

Half the meteorologists surveyed say warming caused by humans. But ~ ½ papers in any field reveal confirmation bias:journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.117…

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Cancer top certified cause of death in Aus. (2012) but median age at death from cancer was 75.5 yrs is.gd/po9Nju

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Great software is years of hard work refining minor details::bitsplitting.org/2013/11/19/sta… My son’s StreamToMe app too::itunes.apple.com/en/app/streamt…

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Agree…R@howserobob: WTO food security:thoughtful, clear overview, analysis of G-33 proposal and state of plabit.ly/IepvIDAK

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Govt is to blame for Joyce’s xenophobic tripe by blocking foreign majority investment in Qantas - a global business:theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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rupertmurdoch Looks like QE keeps going for long time, just making rich richer leaving masses behind, also serious global dislocations.

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 8:59 PM, Nov 16th, 2013 via Tweetbot for iOS)

As a writer I love its tools, regex, but rue @bbedit’s HTML/CSS-specifc Markup menu. MMD or ReST wd. be useful (+ Pandoc→HTML etc if needed)

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Gobbledygook with Chinese characteristics. Like 60 years of failed CCP-campaign buttons pinned to a single lapel::tealeafnation.com/2013/11/wester…

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Fun coding with convergent strabismus::hop.ie/blog/stereosco…

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Copyrights, patents longer than ~25 yrs have no social value. Discounted stream of public benefits, if ANY, runs dry::washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-swit…

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D’loads of my recording of Canto V of ’s Don Juan now 7,500+::archive.org/details/donjua…. Other Cantos here::google.com.au/search?q=peter…

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Dreadful rubbish from H.C.Coombs at the 1947 Havana conference. The @iccwbo_org delegation was dismayed by such crap:dfat.gov.au/trade/gatt/gat…

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How many have known Australia Felix except through the frame of a Leonard Long?::theaustralian.com.au/arts/visual-ar… pic.twitter.com/K4jrWBKPeR

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@howserob “Failure at Bali …may set WTO on a new 21st c course.TO’s tragedy is that the contrary is not true.

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Need a better word? Access Princeton’s WordNet database using a @keyboardmaestro + automator action on OSX::petergallagher.com.au/index.php/site…

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snlester Should US use treaties to make the world “more like us”? I say no: vjil.org/articles/shoul…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:12 PM, Nov 12th, 2013 via YoruFukurou)

@snlester Enforceable treaties are functional. Agree that may mean ‘deference’ not ‘compliance’ (). I bet we’ll regret the old hegemon!

via YoruFukurou in reply to snlester

@snlester OK, but ‘jaw jaw’ is errant, little-availing (UN 60 yrs). Sovereigns will always project views, power: treaties a preferable means

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A Panagariya reviews Indian policies. To become the 3rd largest economy by 2030, needs to boost labor-intensive mfg::is.gd/KtM1SE

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The anti-dumping finding against canned Italian tomatoes may only deprive Australians of the benefits of EU subsidies adcommission.gov.au/cases/document…

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The prelim. finding is 9% dumping margin “causing injury” in a period when $A appreciated 40%! This case is a crock!:theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/bi…

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SimonEvenett What impact on US business of the NSA bugging backlash in Europe? See my piece with Aggarwal at the HBR lnkd.in/bfbsqQd

via LinkedIn (retweeted on 6:13 PM, Nov 5th, 2013 via Tweetbot for iOS)

I helped kill Aust. interstate bans on milk trade in ’91::RT @snlester: Canada should have free trade with itself: bit.ly/1cGMDd1

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Gains come from cutting support, more specialization, not from ‘shutting down’ autos. Some firms likely to survive::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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insteconomics On 17 December we find out whether Australia is really ‘open for business’ news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-…

via Twitter for Websites (retweeted on 6:56 PM, Nov 4th, 2013 via Tweetbot for iOS)

An beautifully crafted web-publication from the @guardian summarising information and debate over the NSA’s excesses is.gd/KeJYHU

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GrumpyStKilda Shameless self-promotion – I’ve become a wine merchant! Small range to start with but check it outmiddle8.com/quality-wines0T

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:42 PM, Nov 3rd, 2013 via YoruFukurou)

Tariff cuts on inputs (heritage.org/research/repor…) a bonus for protected mfrs/labor in textiles, shoes, autos… ‘Clever’ policies usually aren’t.

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Australian airlines must now abandon these foolish, fussy restrictions, too :faa.gov/about/initiati…

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America’s Horrible, No Good, Messed-Up Trade Policy (bit.ly/1aIz5fT) smart critique by @scottlincicome (via @WorldTradeLaw)

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