MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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February 2014

insteconomics Hockey veto fails to define national interest theaustralian.com.au/business/opini…. Write-up of my presentation to @finsia later today by David Uren.

via Twitter for Websites (retweeted on 9:11 AM, Feb 28th, 2014 via YoruFukurou)

EU spends $A119bn (EUR 78bn) every year on subsidies for farmers. Jobless EU kids should be screaming with rage: ictsd.org/i/news/bridges…

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Compensating AU farmers for drought is like compensating miners for working underground. Poor policy from Abbott::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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The completely useless carbon tax imposes a 400 pct increase in import duties on (cleaner) LNG for transport use::globaltradealert.org/measure/austra…

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A 19th C trade pact struggles to be born! USA & JAP fight to protect sugar, meat, dairy (apples? cotton?)::ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2…

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WorldTradeLaw Public Health and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement by Andrew D. Mitchell, Tania S. Voon, Devon Whittle :: SSRN bit.ly/MZj2o3

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byronico ‘By way of divertisement, I am studying daily, at an Armenian monastery, the Armenian language.’ 5/12/1816 byronico.com/2013/09/04/lor…

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jpclark14 Will the spaghetti bowl be fixed in ? Not if tariff deals are 11 way bilaterals for each of the 12 players . lnkd.in/dhJJA3i

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Another Hockey attack on FDI. He has more than sufficient power to tax AU firms. New laws not needed for investors!::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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KristaMHughes G20 growth pledge easier in the making than the execution reuters.com/article/idUSBR…

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In 1973-74 the first G20 found no answer to oil or the end of fixed exchange rates. It is 40 now but seems no wiser::theaustralian.com.au/opinion/column…

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@leemakiyama @snlester Excellent! Conspiracy is underrated in DS analysis. But If MM were behind ths, I wd. expect Aus. to be 4 not 42.

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Brilliant picture of Chicago, its Mayor (classic parting shot), US city politics + O. wisecrack from Ed. Luce @ FT lgrd.co/OhvUab

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@snlester @tgemiles @sdonnan They’re all Tim! (master of disguise). Wd. be interesting to see full freq. distribution to see who does “rule’

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@snlester Western offshoots rule! (Is that good?)

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snlester Here are a few quick thoughts on the allegations that the NSA spied on trade lawyers: bit.ly/1f9fwmZ

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Whom does this xenophobic attack on the value of Aust. farm assets help? Robb seems unenthusiastic. So he should be::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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‘Hard’ growth targets from Uncle Joe and the G20. What a breakthrough! What clarity! So reassuring! ::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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But border control decisions are typically made by elites: ‘moral high-ground’ doesn’t figure on their agendas ::marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolu…

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Brandis on copyright reform::alrc.gov.au/sites/default/…. No mention of the smelly elephant (copyright term); no reason for doubts on fair use!

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Copyright ‘stakeholders’ means rent-seekers. C’rights have doubtful social value: cut to 20 yrs, set use exceptions:: theaustralian.com.au/business/brand…

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@uxproductivity Thanks. Look forward to seeing the results.

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Precautionary Principle in (bit.ly/1g3SpJ2 via @WorldTradeLaw) “PP cannot result in more protection, only in more regulation”

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@uxproductivity You wrote your own LaTeX port!? I guessed you would be using Valletta or integration via TexPad.

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Antidumping one of 2 ways in AU to get tailor-made trade protection w/out independent report on economy-wide costs (other is quarantine).

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Abbott doesn’t grasp: ‘dumping’ is just competition, WTO-legal. Antidumping is designed to screw consumers. theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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Most remarkable few months in AU industrial history. Sorry for car mfg. workers but glad for all the others::theaustralian.com.au/business/toyot…

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Clarification: $80bn tariff cost is mostly transfers: should be evaluated against returns from alternative use if we 0% our own duties.

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Pro-trade skepticism on ? Despite Bali, WTO won’t revive until , ‘done or dead’ (is.gd/D6mqC9). A decade at least!

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More pro-trade skepticism on : static gain fm zeroing our own tariff (20yrs @ 8%) about $80bn (re-invested? Huge). Incremental TPP gain?

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More grounds for skepticism. Aus merch. sales to markets in 2013, $31.5bn (UN-ITC) of which $29.6bn under current FTAs. Increment?

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A ‘pro-trade’ ground for skepticism on ? With will gut the MFN system. 3 blocs accession-able only by agreement w/ US or CHN

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@rupertmurdoch Good to hear from you again. Hope you’re feeling better.

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Robb wins benefit of doubt on . But skepticism is not confined to ‘anti trade’ NGOs. FTAs are overrated::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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Creamy comedy, citron malice: Balzac’s “Cousin Bette”. Ignore reviews, fabulous fun. Jessica Lange, H. Laurie, B. Hoskins, K Winsett, E Shue

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@byronico Alas, impossible to find now. But the Kindle version is good :)

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@byronico Ever read Tim Powers’ “The Stress of Her Regard” (is.gd/DJaYyl)? Inspired nonsense with some of the same company.

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@jmainpidd Thank you Jane. Me too! Canto 1 is scandalous, fun & free:: itunes.apple.com/us/book/don-ju…

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Solow and Mankiw exchange barbed jabs on inequality. Mankiw is only scratched, I think::gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2014/02/solow-…

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This absurd stoush over matters irrelevant to the trade assistance decision will make it harder to stay the course::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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SincDavidson ABC fails Adam Smith test sbs.com.au/news/article/2…

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SimonEvenett @snlester You’re right. Russia doesn’t give a fig about WTO rules. Moscow implemented the most number of protectionist measures in 2013.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 7:43 AM, Feb 5th, 2014 via Tweetbot for iOS)

Precisely: wage agreements are not the reason to deny trade protection for SPC. Govt has made a mess of this::theaustralian.com.au/news/pm-again-…

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@1814now @byronico “The first four rhyme’s are Southey’s every line, For G..’s sake reader, take them not for mine!” Now that’s ‘triumphal’!

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Trade junkets a waste of for. pol. capital, commercially useless, wrong message for, about Aus business:: theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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SimonEvenett Back from Geneva. Revised down my expectations on post-Bali WTO work programme, at least on timing. Still expect sushi sized outcomes but..

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I agree: @dikenson argues Obama’s “incongruous objectives” set up his trade program to fail (or worse!)::onforb.es/1iZAciQ

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dikenson New analysis. Don’t blame Harry Reid if fails onforb.es/1iZAciQ
@Reuters_KristaH @pwgallagher @Ed_Crooks @CDrakeFairTrade

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