MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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December 2013

Oops… “Silvestrine” R@pwgallagherer: Silverstrine ritual… etc

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Silverstrine ritual… Queuing to buy fresh prawns for the b-b- q twitpic.com/dqkx6e

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Krugman (1998) failing to notice that tech pessimism (his) is as likely as optimism (Kahn’s) to be wrong. via iOS

Pre-history of the : JFK’s “declaration of interdependence” (is.gd/XU1XlN) but De Gaulle says ‘Non’ (is.gd/sZsGZA)

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Sadly, it’s quite believable. The BOM located its new Melbourne weather station between two asphalt parking lots is.gd/VJMl81

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Christmas wishes with V.Regina, Engels, Levi-Strauss, Scrooge & the Counter-Reformation: from whom but @HenryErgas?:theaustralian.com.au/opinion/column…

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Breaking up the union/owner cabotage cartel has been high on the micro policy reform list forever. +1 for @TheIPA :theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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I for one am cheered by President Obama’s new concern for ‘unnecessary damage’. No more errant drone killings perhaps?

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Will TISA be a big deal (voxeu.org/article/trade-…)? The test is: does it cut actual costs of entry/operations or just excessive WTO bindings?

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Markets work! Transform Georgia’s performance, prospects (via @DEShellenberger)::bdlive.co.za/opinion/2013/1… (More here: worldbank.org/en/country/geo…)

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Voyager’s Brahms’ Requiem & Stravinsky’s Rite (both Robert Winter—>articles.latimes.com/1990-08-12/ent…c) were astonishingly good:the-magazine.org/32/scotched0

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An icon of the disruptive 60s still burns with righteous resentment:Ted Nelson’s eulogy for Doug Engelbart::bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/an-…

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Distinguishing Smith v Maryland in the NSAs snooping case: protections for ‘meta’ and for ‘mega-meta’ data nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…

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Fervour over , & is humbug: trade agreements are mostly a diversion. Cutting red tape needs national not int’l coordination.

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A Post-Bali quickie with the usual star-studded cast… voxeu.org/article/buildi…

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@sdonnan Trade about mutual wins, public policy, collaboration, not bargains. ‘Secret’ deals bound to be about rent shares not open markets.

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Does regulation of supply (price, quality, user registration) really control better than regulation of prohibition?::reason.com/archives/2013/…

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Yes—>voxeu.org/article/wto-ag…h. But to finish Doha, CHN & RUS must come to the table. “Done or dead” TPP, TPIP exclusion makes that less likely

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insteconomics Let’s throw out the submarines and compulsory super afr.com/p/national/let…

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scottlincicome Really thoughtful commentary on the seemingly-ubitquitous “I, Nutella” story from @KevinNR: nationalreview.com/node/366219/pr…

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CatoTrade What “protections” does foreign investment need beyond what is already provided in domestic law? bit.ly/1cqhXL9

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Perhaps the Pope holds evidence is only technical information; not a determinant factor (@timwilsoncomau?)::theatlantic.com/international/… bn

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“Strategic” review still offers no CBA for $41 bn commitment to the NBN. Mad profligacy on a digital “VFT”. theaustralian.com.au/technology/tur…

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CISOZ New report by @insteconomics on strengthening our fiscal institutions - download at cis.org.au/publications/t…

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RT @SimonEvenett: “Trade Policy Research As If the Global Economic Crisis Really Mattered” lnkd.in/dmSjUBD

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Dozens of top dairy farms in W Vic need buyers to keep them going. But Robb+Abbott slam the gates on Asian capital::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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Good stuff! RT @JeromyAnglim: My thoughts on: “Why is statistically significant not enough?” - What do you think? stats.stackexchange.com/q/79289/183

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snlester On sugar, Australia may need to start talking to the Fanjuls if it wants more market access: wapo.st/1btUg7T

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Plus it’s à la carte RT @snlester: @scottlincicome I sense lots of boondoggles on the horizon; I volunteer to help the Seychelles implement.

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kw_watson Copyright office reconsidering Life+70 while USTR works to lock it in around the world. Why? “Because.” bit.ly/1csvPbp

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Art. 8 prohibiting ‘consularization’ dropped from Bali TF Agreement! A useless paperwork tax that @iccwbo has fought since 1920s survives!

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Cheer for Bali’s sunrise, ephebe . But remember: “This is the emperor of ice-cream!” Tariff-quotas? Export subsidies? Services commitments?

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Meanwhile..TO is not the Agreements. Flow of gains continues from accessions: CHN, RUS, UKR, TWN, VNM, SAU (~20% of world GNI $ppp)

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I for one am bemused by our new Caribbean, Latin overlords . Still, the embargo is dumb, too:: uk.reuters.com/article/2013/1…

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The ‘attribution’ problem: jiggering GATT clauses wont lift GDP by $1 trillion. Cutting red tape <— transparency, user pressure, investment.

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“This action is naive, irresponsible & indicates the government is captured by the big business-big union nexus”::theaustralian.com.au/opinion/column…

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The $1tr gain ‘expected’ from based on plausible ‘back of envelope’ calcs. Wd. be an accident if right::reut.rs/1aEI4gl

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@snlester um … You meant AUS-KOR text: got it now. But I don’t have the text and don’t expect for weeks on past performance.

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@snlester en route Singapore on another project; WTO will have to save itself (or not). Best.

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What’s the gain in AUS-KOREA agreed today? Saves AUS beef from discriminatory loss to US competitors in quota mkt. Ain’t “free trade” grand?

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One more from Jim Bacchus today ::mega-regionals look likely to prompt a challenge that forces AB to define “substantially all” in XXIV

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Gary Horlick::why does it cost me $6 to send a parcel to Los Angeles but $25 to send it to Toronto (1500 mi closer)? Borders are too costly!

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Jim Bacchus:: a Bali agreement could be a model for future WTO agreements. Doing what we can on e.g. trade facilitation is not ‘minimalism’

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Jim Baccus:: We expected the (1994) Uruguay Round agreement to be the last ‘round’, followed by continuing smaller plurilaterals w’in WTO

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WTO DDG Karl Brauner at Bali Bus. Forum:: Bali is not about ‘saving the WTO’ but about growing trade, jobs, welfare.

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Try this again. RT @pwgallagher: High drama in Bali: SBY to the rescue… pic.twitter.com/i8V5Um7aTD

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High drama in Bali: SBY to the rescue…

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Is WTO still viable? Answer depends on parties’ compliance in this sort of dispute not on Bali::bit.ly/1cWblWA (H/T @WorldTradeLaw)

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@SimonEvenett I seem to recall that India won the weasel-term ‘explicit consensus’ rule as a reward for signing up at Doha; blew up Cancún.

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What does MacFarlane think he’s doing!? It’s not the role of govt to pay Coke $$ for a ‘sustainable’ cannery theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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Thanks Simon! RT @snlester: .@pwgallagher has some bold but sensible proposals for trade negotiations/policy: bit.ly/1eQoGSm

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@howserob Will be there tomorrow. My experience of MCMs back to 1986 is the fog is thickest close up (‘smog’ in Punta; everyone smoked)

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Before FIRB (<1975) how may instances of ‘rogue’ FDI? Rex Connor + Khemlani the only candidate I think@insteconomics: institutional-economics.com/index.php/sect…

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snlester I should probably care more about the Bali outcome, but I just can’t get excited about it all: bit.ly/1bbmdQT

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EdwardTufte Graphical statistical inference in the browser:
randomized sparklines test for streak bias.
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