MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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October 2014

“…Doing Business around the world does seem to be getting easier”[FT]::http://t.co/TcatUK1ZAX

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The Atty. Gen.’s discretion to prosecute does not restore free speech. These are bad laws. Parl’t. has shamed itself::http://t.co/QQ41sljijH

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Asia Infrastructure Bank the wrong place for AU to “take sides” between regional super-powers. We need a compromise::http://t.co/Jx1SNGYQYh

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Of course CHN has an “agenda” for Asian Infrastructure Bank. US still denies CHN its fair share of IMF quota/control::http://t.co/wo1y2UxH3E

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“Film helped me learn to love light.”::http://t.co/jpmYvkOAFk http://t.co/dPXOFzydb8

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“Some 60% of [AU] company tax revenue comes from multinationals”::How much tax do multinationals pay?: http://t.co/ALq4c0fasR

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“Australia… is going further than most in attacking the civil liberties of all citizens”[FT]::http://t.co/bhaetvUNCq

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Misleading tosh to claim #TPP is a “confidential bargain”. Trade agreements are joint experiments with public assets::http://t.co/VP13j2hghM

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In a ludicrous decision on its future growth, Europe bids to be a hollow groan followed by a small pop::http://t.co/tUIXqH0Jzb

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“Ebola alarm meets its match in New York” Gosh! After ONE whole case? How unflappable is that!?:”http://t.co/h8PEJmO83k

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“This is beyond hypocrisy, it is irresponsible.”::http://t.co/rVeEIPHTUK

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“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free… it expects what never was and never will be.” (Jefferson) http://t.co/e6Fsquehvu

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Nice work from @dikenson (& BEA here?http://t.co/VMKzhjui98) on complementarity of exports & FDI in jobs, R&D, sales::http://t.co/RC352V296W

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Why does fiction persist that decisions need unanimity? Why not a Min.Council vote in crisis? Does G8 fear to enfranchise the majority?

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Will BBEdit 11 *finally* allow more flexible CLMs?::http://t.co/01BeUOdTR0

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@Halsrethink AU, too. We’re currently #5 in this Ugly Parade (Annex D of WTO report shows Govts under-reported use)::https://t.co/JXfd82lqKr

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Forbes details the cryptic, bordering-corrupt, anti-consumer practice of Anti-Dumping. As in the USA so in AU, alas::http://t.co/vdRtiSr2z1

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USA errs still as Roosevelt/White did in 1945 to use IFIs as instruments of For Pol. Now CHN, too. More wrecks ahead::http://t.co/VSOlk9f5QA

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Copyright law adoption c.1801 => more Italian opera. Surprise? More telling: efficient © term looks to be ~20 yrs.::http://t.co/MZ6jqDpeAV

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H Kissinger speaks twice in today’s Australian; and is twice wrong. On Whitlam: [http://t.co/tSCTz5p2eF] On Rudd: [http://t.co/Gen90GLHo8]

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RT @SincDavidson: Padraic P. McGuinness on Whitlam http://t.co/m6JdzlVqiT [Surely Quadrant can do better than recycle Paddy’s bitter rants!]

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RT @CISOZ: VALE Gough. The last time I saw him speak @ CIS’s Bert Kelly memorial. Recommended. http://t.co/P5JMH7RLBt

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H. Ergas (as ever, brilliant) distinguishes morality, liberty and learning for the shabby dills that now rule U. Syd::http://t.co/wDY5z0RKzt

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@PublicDomainRev @amstott1789 PollyDolly stole Byron’s idea from that night at Diodati. But N.B. was bled to (death by physicians in Greece)

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@CanberraInsider @SincDavidson Great sacks of fruit! Ah, those were the days…when tailors, too, knew how to cut! Cute shoes, PM!

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Nobel laureate Jean Tirole’s 2005 paper on TRIPS, patented medicine, income redistribution and compulsory licensing::http://t.co/D7qQT3vYNs

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@carreebee Will TFA-1 (or -n) leave us better- or worse-off?Alternatives are to stay ‘stuck’ or fragment WTO with non-MFN plurilaterals.

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CBeresfordNZ @pwgallagher if India gets a free ride, how do you think the next negotiation is going to go?

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Marrakech Agreement —> simple “majority of votes cast” (Art.9) adopts any MFN agreement. Adopt Bali TF: let India free-ride. Who cares?

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’s ITA, Fin. Services did not require waivers; they are MFN plurilaterals. Is there any reason Bali TF agreement could not be same?

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“Lawyers were working hard on an alternative…” Ominous if they’re looking to weaken limits on waivers ::http://t.co/xTVDB9wo3g

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@1814now
“A drowsy, frowzy poem, called the ‘Excursion,
Writ in a manner which is my aversion”
[Don Juan, Canto III — xi.1819]

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“Australia’s coal producers… will be the most affected”. Not so clear. Depends how tariff hits Chinese consumption::http://t.co/kEWrDCyITV

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insteconomics Rec 7.6 of 2002 PC inquiry into Cost Recovery: ‘basic information product set of agencies should be funded from general tax revenue’

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kw_watson Why we should be worried about recent US trade “settlements” — on Cotton bit.ly/1CVqGod & Cloves Cigarettes bit.ly/1v2N7GM

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In 1951, 66% of electorate rejected Menzies’ attempt to ban the CPA. Doesn’t that tell us what our “values” are?::http://t.co/pHGYu7XIuz

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“When you just stand back and weigh it up — just a huge waste of taxpayers money” (the Aust. warwickhughes.com/blog/?p=3303QyHA3D

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“I suspect that Rod Sims is a Sims addict” (David Leyonhjelm)::http://t.co/XUZugFdvsW

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“Wilson has blasted…the decision to force parliamentary visitors wearing… burkas to sit behind a glass enclosure.”::http://t.co/gRyeTxWJke

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“The Olympics are still a beautiful event but those who own it have rotted to the roots”::http://t.co/Z5oE1ZqIwq

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It’s that simple. “You either believe that we are entitled to say what we think; or you don’t”:Leyonhjelm to Abbott::https://t.co/cW4rbeYgVd

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“These changes would extend ASIO’s powers into areas… not normally …described as terrorism or national security”::
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Could we do a valuable WTO deal to open world farm markets that did not include “difficult” India, China etc?::http://t.co/Eeq91tmN1m

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@CoppetainPU Links to 2009 Gallagher+Stoler “Critical mass” evaluation paper and to discussion here::http://t.co/sI8i2JPzZC

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@CoppetainPU … But, in my view, non-MFN terms for non-CM Members would likely run foul of GATT Article I. So, even if CM works, it doesn’t.

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@CoppetainPU We had two scenarios: India, China, Indon. in, and out. On 2004/5 data both ‘beat’ projections for WTO (2008). But…

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@CoppetainPU Unless CM-joiners offer MFN terms to China (Russia? India?) it could create food trade blocs, turning our +ve 2009 result -ve.

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carlyleletters TC: “America is like an amiable family teapot; you think it is all out long since, and lo, the valuable implement yields another cup!”

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