MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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March 2015

insteconomics FIRB may scare off Asian investors, says industry afr.com/real-estate/fi…

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Byron’s modernity RT @1815now: The fable is a mere nothing; and the characters… incongruous — Southey, March 29 18pic.twitter.com/VLfDh48x5fx5f

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Good review of CHN’s reaction, options in face of , (via @tylercowen). Ready for a world of trade blocs?:poseidon01.ssrn.com/delivery.php?I…

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Nice sceptical piece fm @alanbeattie on as geopolitics. Not sure about “surly”. on.ft.com/1N6LqML

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Fascinating. “Does that romance have anything to do with liberalism and liberty?”::nybooks.com/articles/archi… img.ly/BwWH

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US interests are embedded in the post-1945 settlement, while China wants institutions and arrangements of its own … on.ft.com/1HQ7Ccm

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SimonEvenett If ever happened, how would other countries react? A new ebook is out on Monday. If you want an advance copy then contact me

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… But the “weasel clause” (II.11) means it most certainly won’t!

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Wouldn’t it be great if II.4 *actually* applied? RT @snlester: Leaked TPP investment chapter, dated Jan 20, 2015: wikileaks.org/tpp-investment…

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“A truly ‘ambitious’ [] would do a lot to improve U.S. international relations, but it would look very different”:cato.org/blog/will-tpp-…

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CatoTrade Dairy groups want to limit power of geographical indications: “non-tariff barriers aimed at thwarting imports” prn.to/1LOXyH3

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The @rodrikdani philosophy. But trade serves a private interest; govt. enlisted to obscure prices, shares in rewards: project-syndicate.org/commentary/the…

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This headline is in English because… verbs don’t matter?”NASA STRAPS 18 PROPELLERS TO A WING, BECAUSE SCIENCE”::wired.com/2015/03/nasa-s…

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The M S Akman, @SimonEvenett, P Low e-book on will launch on @voxeu in the next couple of weeks. I describe an Antipodean perspective.

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ozprodcom The Aust Govt has asked us to undertake a public inquiry into the use of charges to determine the intake of migrants. bit.ly/1I336rG

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DavidLeyonhjelm As negotiated, Productivity Commission will examine our policy of replacing immigration quota with a tariff, originally proposed by Becker.

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@snlester @howserob Interesting question. A persuasive interpretation, Simon.

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My u/grad Eng.Lit. thesis @ USyd lauded GKC’s attack on dystopian lit. ‘sensibility’. Wish I cd. do it over; better::theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…

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Malcolm Fraser felt a patrician’s duty to be an humanitarian. A liberal, he became a socialist. A bully in argument; canny, eccentric. Vale

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Reason 6: He fears imports… Still! RT @sdonnan: Five reasons to fret about Obama’s trade agenda. Our @FT take. on.ft.com/1BAyWpW

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@dikenson Good grief! I guess it must be, you know, “pornographic” as well as dead.

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In AU, at least, voting is a constitutive act even when preferences have a shallow base::wpo.st/XXQ90 (H/T @snlester)

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@dikenson @scottlincicome Trading partners don’t care much how you dress it up for Congress. But they DO care abt CHN accession in future.

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This -as-CHN-preemption stuff has gone way too far. Absence of CHN is the biggest deficit in the “partnership”::bloombergview.com/articles/2015-…

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The watersheds of Tibet are a key location in my 2009 cyber intrigue “Cloud of Lies” (Amazon). Striking images here::maptia.com/danielmiller/s…

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dikenson Bergsten’s right that US shd support China’s AIIB and not subvert it. on.ft.com/1HVOOcn Now if he’d only apply same logic to trade..

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Overblown, still…”If Abbott is getting impatient with US arguments about China, then the Americans have a problem.”:theaustralian.com.au/business/abbot…

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AU to “accommodate” CHN too? Best option given USA intransigence on IMF quota, governance::theaustralian.com.au/business/joe-h…

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advocates, too. RT @kw_watson: RT @Newsweek: Here we go again: bashing China for votes: bit.ly/1FeALPe pic.twitter.com/aIkhRA3Moa

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“Accommodation” with China on trade monetary agreements is likely good for everyone. USA should try more of it. on.ft.com/1Mwb0fM

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Just look at that first sentence. 7 years on, still clueless! RT @snlester: Ask an Obama adviser a trade question: barackobama.com/ask-a-trade-qu…

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snlester Is the TPP Necessary as a Response to China? cato.org/blog/tpp-neces… via @CatoInstitute

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WTO agrmts still somewhat govern the government: a good thing. But RTAs are a fulcrum for rent-seeking leverage::worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2015/…

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These grasping, repressive, political “defamation” actions against press curb speech, indict our parliament & laws::theaustralian.com.au/business/media…

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OK for low-cost miners, great for consumers, RT @ozmining: Iron ore has hit a new low, falling to a six year trough ow.ly/K4X7V

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An attempt to crowdsource the backup of the backup of the Internet (incl…ahem, librivox.org/don-juan-canto… …etc..)::archiveteam.org/index.php?titl…

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“Is There Anything That Can Be Done About Anti-Dumping?” Extermination would be best. Ridicule better than nothing::worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2015/…

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“If we don’t write the rules of 21st century trade, China will…” A foolish claim by Obama. Not what is about::bit.ly/1KktDFS

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Editors of TheAus, apparently chickend out, alas. Dumped the original gem of a lead: “Water friend they have in Gina”:theaustralian.com.au/sport/gina-rin…

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“[Treasurer] Joe Hockey confirming that Australia is open for business”::catallaxyfiles.com/2015/03/03/hel…

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KevinPGallagher @pwgallagher weakest argument for is economic gain, only 0.38 percent of GDP in 2025, says Peterson Institute reason.com/archives/2015/…

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ICTSDServices The New Services Era – ITS up to the Taskbuff.ly/17JPmp0dl vi@ICTSDS@E15Initiativeve

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“The Bizarre Priorities of Trans-Pacific Partnership Proponents”. Less competition, not more. From @kw_watson ::reason.com/archives/2015/…

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StephenJacobi @pwgallagher This illustrates the point I make at my blog on tradeworks.co.nz

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ISDS case in the making? “Such actions are about as bad as you can get in terms of government”::theaustralian.com.au/business/opini…

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