MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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April 2015

FT editors fail Micro-101 “[EximBank] gives US companies a modicum of comfort against better subsidised competitors”::ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3…

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@sdonnan “The crudest assessment is that is an effort to contain China… [and to] protect ‘sacred’ products”. So why would we join this?

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jpclark14 12-country talks end without a breakthrough | The Japan Times japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/04/2…

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Wonderful RT @TheNewRambler: TYLER COWEN @tylercowen “Generous Minds” review of Samuel Johnson NewRamblerReview.com pic.twitter.com/zFuE8hXq6j

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Terrible power:”A chunk of the [Nepalese] earth measuring 75 by 37 miles shifted 10 feet in 30 seconds on Saturday”::Theatlantic.feedsportal.com/c/34375/f/6258…

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“The strategic soundness of the Dardanelles offensive” obscured by the tragic execution. Churchill not the villain::powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/…

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byronico James Bond in Venice: Ian Fleming’s Risico wp.me/p2usuN-l1

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100 years (tomorrow) after the Gallipoli landing, reading “The Challenge of War” Vol 3 of Gilbert’s Churchill biog.::amazon.com/Winston-Church…

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Spluttering with rage? Tongue-tied with indignation? Brush up your Shakespeare and put in the boot::theparisreview.org/blog/2014/02/0…

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@Delilahbrandy But still, you made it “snappy”™ Well done!

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But #1 is a fake “Sanders’ #3 a fiction. RT @AllegraByron194: Portraits Of Lord Byron, In Order Of Lord Byron-ness v.iew.im/MnUust XD

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Regional agreements and RoO (on @snlester’s International Economic Law and Policy Blog)::worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2015/…

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davidshepardson Senate Finance rejects @SenSherrodBrown amendment 11-15 that would have barred China from joining at later date w/out Congress OK

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kw_watson Why do Senators not want China to lower its tariffs and raise its labor, environment, IP, and investment protections by joining the TPP?

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Fun! But barely mentions reasons for fame RT @Delilahbrandy: Quick Bios: Lord Byron (And His Skull Cup) youtu.be/qkILD-MoaSU via @YouTube

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Wonderful. Celebrating “Earth Day”, a bunch of “spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions” from the ’70s::aei.org/publication/18…

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Take a few minutes to read this excellent analysis of the TPA bill from @kw_watson:: cato.org/blog/whats-rea…

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Byron mocks Wordsworth and the Lake Poets in his Dedication to Don Juan::voice.adobe.com/a/2mxZV

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Wordsworth’s fame based on a long life, political flip-flops and some childish verses? Byron would heartily agree::newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

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HistoryNeedsYou Celebrating Wilberforce and Byron

in @CUH_NHS by Quentin Blake. pic.twitter.com/hPpStFURuT

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Byron’s outrageous Dedication to Don Juan: a short video voice.adobe.com/a/2mxZV

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@sdonnan @snlester The ERS model @AndrewRobbMP cites has zero duties/quotas on e.g. US sugar, dairy, peanuts; Japan rice; Canada dairy etc

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Mostly tosh (I agree with Walter Mead) but interesting for Sen. Corker laying blame for inaction on IMF quotas on BO::nytimes.com/2015/04/18/bus…

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@KevinPGallagher Yep! Expected benefits are small. Trade agreements are overrated, IMO. But Clinton’s TPA terms might kill even small gains.

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Clinton puts down some markers on TPA. Seems as clueless as Obama about the role/benefits of trade. ::nytimes.com/politics/first…

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Price discrimination is dying. “Piracy is a governor in terms of our price in high piracy markets outside the US.”::smh.com.au/digital-life/d…

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Oops… change in import regs. will be subject to RIS and some further consultation. Hmm…

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Private imports approved; AU to “harmonise [vehicle] standards with international guidelines as quickly as possible”::theaustralian.com.au/business/impor…

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Victorian Labor: $5bn on a de-sal plant never used; now $1bn (all up) on not building a road::theaustralian.com.au/business/victo…

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Likely structural change in trade/growth RT @sdonnan: Global trade faces poor growth, says WTO. My take for @FT: on.ft.com/1NEyJyi

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“Peter Costello…was able to balance the budget with an iron ore price of less than US$36.”::catallaxyfiles.com/2015/04/14/how…

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has been negotiated not in “secret” but in obscurity; a twilight that likely hid deals with rent-seekers. Still, didn’t work for ACTA!

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What would have become of Juan had Byron not died before finishing his comic epic, “Don Juan”?::madbaddangerous.com/2015/04/what-w…

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“Amateurs. Just amateurs. Our tax dollars at work.”::catallaxyfiles.com/2015/04/12/who…

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Peter Walsh, why would you leave now that we need you? (excerpt from:: theaustralian.com.au/opinion/editor…). Valepic.twitter.com/Eb3d3alpNdNd

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(There is no Yosemite 10.10.3 ‘update’ available in the updates tab.)

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(There is no Yosemite 10.10.3 ‘update’ available in the updates tab.)

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I hit the “Download” button in AppStore to get Yosemite 10.10.3. It asks if I want to reinstall 10.2.2l!!! pic.twitter.com/wJhg5plPGO

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I hit the “Download” button in AppStore to get Yosemite 10.10.3. It asks if I want to reinstall 10.2.2l!!! pic.twitter.com/9pSmX0Tyf8

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“World that wants growth shouldn’t give up on trade”: Patrick Low says the days of dynamic growth need not be over::scmp.com/business/econo…

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✔️ Thoughtful criticism by @howserob of Kissinger, Shultz on Iran::bit.ly/1E4dKik

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Invite to Cambridge forum on jargon: “[We seek] speakers and attendees who will interrogate this common collocation”::jargonofmenandthings.tumblr.com

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mjtsai Mac OS X 10.10.3, just like Xcode: “Manual installers are available from Apple Support Downloads.” No, they are not. support.apple.com/en-us/HT204490

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About a first, seminal novel (art/forgery) by Georges Perec, whose “Life: A User’s Manual” is the acme of the art:nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…

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’s extraordinary, splenetic, Dedication to Don Juan — get an illustrated, audio version:madbaddangerous.com/2015/04/the-de…2

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Alike in spirit as in gait RT @1815now: Byron and Scott — both lame — walk stiffly down the stairs side by side. — April 7 1815

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dikenson @pwgallagher @SimonEvenett Hell, it’ll be at least 2019 before we see whether the TTIP negotiations trigger even a TTIP deal.

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Akman, @SimonEvenett, Low “It is far from clear that TTIP will trigger other major trade deals, [or revive] WTO”::voxeu.org/article/cataly…

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The peculiar trajectory of Canto III (Don Juan)::madbaddangerous.com/2015/04/the-pe…

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RegencyHistory Mistress of George IV and friend of Lord Byron, Lady Melbourne died 6 April 1818. ow.ly/vtfiv pic.twitter.com/LJcbETbX5s

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Great fun! A dictionary of quirky Unix software names masquerading as an FAQ::wiki.debian.org/WhyTheName

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An “unsurpassable”poem… Don Juan by . A rebuke to “Roman­tic self-absorption & Mod­ernist obscu­rantism”::madbaddangerous.com/2015/04/an-uns…

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A new post on MadBadDangerous.com… An annotated Canto III of Byron’s Don Juanmadbaddangerous.com/2015/04/annota…9Q

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Why are Aussies fleeing to NZ: it’s the economy, growing unemployment…and dysfunctional AU politics, stupid!::theaustralian.com.au/life/weekend-a…

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Seems MNEs contribute in total about 30% of low income countries’ budgets::investmentpolicyhub.unctad.org/Blog/Index/42

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“Juan, is mod­est, charm­ing, brave & earnest; even a bit dull. For­tu­nately, his hero­ines are any­thing but…”madbaddangerous.com/2012/02/bad/5c

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Byron’s modernity: MT @DiannaRostad: The great object of life is sensation—to feel that we exist, even though in pain. —Lordn

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“A fourth sur­prise for many newcomers…[Don Juan] is filled with modern ideas and atti­tudes”madbaddangerous.com/2012/06/first-…m6

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Secrecy surrounding negotiations both foments rent-seeking and makes dopey conspiracy theories look credible::washingtonpost.com/opinions/trans…

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“It’s… repugnant for the United States to impose NME treatment on… a country it has a free trade agreement with”::cato.org/blog/how-will-…

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