MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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December 2014

Excellent James Fallows review RT @drdrang: The Tragedy of the American Military - The Atlantic
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Between-the-wars a grim period for world business & @iccwbo. Global exports + imports ($1913) just 4 per cent higher in 1939 than in 1913

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About 2014’s “record warmth”… N Eur tree-ring series reveals cooling trend of 0.30 ̊C per 1000 years since 5 CEblogs.uni-mainz.de/fb09climatolog…G7

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Think containers first used on US trucks in 1950s? @iccwbo launched the technology in 1935. Started Int’l Container Bureau to standardize

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RT @snlester:”With more and, especially, deeper FTAs in place, I predict an uptake in dispute settlement under FTAs.” worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2014/…

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Witnesses say two hostages were killed in a struggle with the gunman, not by the police raid::theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/sydne…

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1923 @iccwbo, a private institution, designed multilateral treaty on tariff simplification with League of Nations. Still on UN treaty list.

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“Terror” hyped by politicians, media. A tragic, unacceptable raid in which (it seems) only the police killed people::smh.com.au/comment/martin…

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Foreigners don’t impose the most costly (“unfair”, “bonkers”) barriers on our trade — we do it to ourselves:catallaxyfiles.com/2014/12/15/gue…z

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Multilateralism’s (reluctant) parent now has a choke-hold on its eldest child::ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9…

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This giant Chinese project to divert water from Tibet (ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9…) the subplot of “Cloud of Lies” (2009):amazon.com/Cloud-Lies-Pet…)

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“…The PM does not have the support of all his members. This can only end badly.”catallaxyfiles.com/2014/12/14/the…HU

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Solution to bitter wrangles among allies in 1920s over war reparations, debts, reconstruction delivered by a commission of @iccwbo leaders

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The “ever-diminishing efficacy of… antidumping duties, in the era of global value chains”worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2014/…Eu

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H Ergas on the impacts of the oil glut. Excellent as always::theaustralian.com.au/opinion/column…

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President #3 @iccwbo, Walter Leaf: top UK banker, scholar of Greek, Persian; pioneering mountaineer, tireless liberal pic.twitter.com/UWM61Z7d4Z

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Solution to bitter wrangles among allies in 1920s over war reparations, debts, reconstruction delivered by a commission of @iccwbo leaders.

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Coming in 2015: centennial history of @iccwbo, the voice of world business. Enterprise, not government, delivered 20th C’s great prosperity

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Libroantiguo The Poetical Works of Lord Byron (1887) & Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann (1901) pic.twitter.com/BHG3EciXEm

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Int’l commercial arbitration launched 1921 by @iccwbo, a League Covenant by 1923. Now yearly resolves ’000s of disputes, 100s of $billions.

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Not Capital but “bettering ideas, sprung from liberalism” explain modern wealth. Dierdre McCloskey’s terrific paper::catallaxyfiles.com/files/2014/12/…

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“To promote int’l commerce… peace, progress and cordial relations… by the cooperation of business…”@iccwbobo first constitution (1920)

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@mercuriobryan @snlester … Still, implementing legislation likely to go through on Govt. numbers (with opposition support in Senate).

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@mercuriobryan @snlester ISDS & IP legislation still to come. Likely to be challenged. See this dissenting report::aph.gov.au/~/media/02%20P…

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@snlester @mercuriobryan JSCOT (Committee) approved the draft in early Sept., Customs Bill (KAFTA) passed late November.

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Fine review RT @snlester: “@ICTSD_Africa: One year into the negotiations: Is the momentum gone? ictsd.org/node/92778 @snlester

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No economic liberal, still Clémentel fought to open Atlantic trade, investment. Friend of Rodin & Monet, he wrote an opera with Canteloube.

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Charismatic, energetic Etienne Clémentel, many times Minister, Senator of France & founding President of @iccwbo pic.twitter.com/ffCHV64sfI

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These holidays reading two Comedies: the Divine and l’Humaine (Dante via Ciardi & Balzac in the original). Immense fun. Recording Canto III.

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SincDavidson Tax system is stuck in the ’50s: Treasury afr.com/p/national/tax…

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@mercuriobryan Still, several Agreements reached on this basis. Hence the ‘implementation’ shock after 1995. Diplomats can’t shut up.

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MT @xAlan_Matthews: Tim Josling: on TTIP Food/Ag negs. “Success.. by
no means assured”::ow.ly/FgMgt

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Radical, labor historian, lawyer, feminist, Pr Édouard Dolléans designed first constitution of @iccwbo. Sec Gen during crucial early decades

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AUS income redistribution via public social expenditures (~18% GDP) on top & bottom quintiles::oecd.org/els/soc/OECD20… pic.twitter.com/wMzuTCzBi0

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Morgans & Rockefeller, Thos. Lamont, Wm. MacAdoo, “Edge” Corps & Liberty Loans… the “back story” of US int’l banking & the launch o@iccwbobo

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How cd. US take part in Europe’s reconstruction in 1919 w/o adding to official debt? @iccwbo members devised public/private investment funds

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