MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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February 2015

@snlester Great response. Litigious ISDS framework certain to create new avoidance strategies. More obscure government intervention in FDI.

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snlester “Defenders of the [ISDS] system haven’t really offered much evidence of the problem they are trying to fix.” cato.org/blog/respondin…

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@snlester Will TPP members have a right to exclude ISDS as a condition of “approval” of (non-tobacco) foreign M&A’s, greenfields FDI?

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”..HRC is subject to ministerial direction” & to partisan appointment (@timwilsoncomau), but shd have a long leash::theaustralian.com.au/opinion/human-…

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Byron had displaysia of lower right leg causing a metatarsal varus RT @oldpicsarchive: Lord Byron’s Orthopedic Boot. pic.twitter.com/l7NNHDeNWZ

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“[I]ntervention in Libya was an abject failure, judged even by its own standards”. Another on the long tragic list::foreignaffairs.com/articles/14304…

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iccwbo @iccwbo @USCIB Symposium has now kicked off. 6 reasons why @wto implementation matters pic.twitter.com/G9UEVGi3Av

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“Prison Sentences Much Longer than Juries Would Like”. Grist for public choice analysis of sentencing laws?::econlog.econlib.org/archives/2015/…

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Hope this rosy view of Shanghai free-trade zone is right. Many AUS-CHN FTA services commitments anchored there::voxeu.org/article/china-…

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Brief, useful data, right approach IMO; @SincDavidson slides on tax facts, reform::catallaxyfiles.com/2015/02/23/tax…

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“This was a message that should have been delivered in Parliament”::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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The Queen’s Governor-General cannot compose even a simple declaration in our language. “It is notified that…” Ugh!theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/ro…pV

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Abbott wants more powers but it seems snoops have already stolen SIM encryption keys to listen to your phone calls::firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

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@morvjn If you mean that now we find it easier to suspend our disbelief in murder than our disbelief in ideas as the origin of power, yep!

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Two years re-watching 150+ episodes of The West Wing. So optimistic, earnest. Such fine writing, drama. Still… the world did not change.

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“Australia has close to the most progressive redistribution system among developed nations”. Interesting data::theaustralian.com.au/opinion/column…

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Most sickening thing about the Hep. A link to berries imported fm CHN is the knee-jerk protectionism of AU growers::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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A teenage Leslie Gore holding a wreath. You would cry too… nytimes.com/2015/02/17/art…7pic.twitter.com/8vig5x5On5n5

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snlester Governments “shall not, by exchange action, frustrate the intent of the” GATT worldtradelaw.net/uragreements/g… So, FWIW, we have currency rules now

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My 2009 novel Cloud of Lies (Amazon) describes governments’ addiction to malware, snooping & effect on open Internet::arstechnica.com/security/2015/…

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“The stupidest thing I’ve ever done is stop taking the drug”[nextbigfuture.com/2015/02/the-di… article on ageing and rapamycin:: cis.org.au/publications/p…

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Abbott’s unjustified $15m (cumulative) review threshold on foreign farm investment hurts, farmers, ag. bus., growth::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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Wait! Google maps is only ten years old?!::recode.net/2015/02/08/ten…

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“Abbott isn’t… able to repair the budget deficit, nor drive … the reforms necessary to get the economy goingcatallaxyfiles.com/2015/02/08/the…Bmb9

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Will future global economic ‘governance’ respond to, or hinder @iccwbo support for free enterprise and open markets? petergallagher.com.au/index.php/site…

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Incremental rice, pork quotas, beef ‘safeguard’ triggers, zombie auto duties! Is this a “21st century” trade deal!?::japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/0…

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The G-20 evidently can’t do its job (navigate out of the financial markets mess) so it strikes poses. China next-up::project-syndicate.org/commentary/chi…

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@kw_watson @snlester cold-filtration, a.k.a. ‘ultra-filtration’. Around for years. Coke/Nestlé make bucketsa $ fm hyped water, why not milk?

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Transformative? Alas, yes. W/out China, threatens A-Pac trade blocs. RT @dikenson: Clayton Yeutter on the : thehill.com/blogs/congress…

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The 16C “time of troubles” in Russia’s national mythology; a perspective on Yeltsin, Putin and Ukraine::historytoday.com/greg-carleton/…

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