MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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August 2015

Last para of Intro: (Oops,) it’s actually a nice place. It has problems. It’s doomed (‘cause I can tell the future)::twitter.com/nzinitiative/s…

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Adam_Creighton Good on Heydon for staying. Ridiculous storm in teacup. We pay judges to suspend their inevitable biases.

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Milton Glazer illustration for Isaac Asimov’s “Annotated Don Juan”. Wonderful book::twitter.com/1815now/status…

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A gravity model applied to ancient trade: OK, interesting, probably. But the NYT story terribly confused about GM’s nytimes.com/2015/08/30/mag…

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Sharding & replication (from @timbray). Source of fraud @Google in “Cloud of Lies” (2009, amazon.com/Cloud-Lies-Pet…) tbray.org/ongoing/When/2…

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@KazutoYamaki enjoyed @mingthein report of your ideas. Endorse his request for a FF Foveon mirrorless; preferably compatible w/ FE glass.

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“It is a mistake to focus… education on job-specific skills that a changing world will render redundant” John Kay:: ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0…

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What trinity? Govts insist on their own fiscal poison so the fix is always on either exch. rates or capital controls:twitter.com/BaldingsWorld/…

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Still, merch. trade only. Poor BOP data give us an inadequate sense of what is happening in services esp. Mode 3::twitter.com/SimonEvenett/s…

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Neither making a list nor even checking it twice will help. To govern is to do or not do, test both, revise, repeat::catallaxyfiles.com/2015/08/25/adv…

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@CoppetainPU Ta! Bought before the market opened (hate to see a good panic go to waste). Nice bounce before it closed. Up on the day: joy 😀

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Finished recording Canto VII (barring errors). Brief, some difficult passages, but honest, active, sharp, funny, exotic. Byron at his best.

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Hmm…there’s a big sale on! Some nice bargains. Bought a few bio-med and quite a bit of LNG(!) before Chinese investors snap them up.

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Recording Don Juan VII shortest of the Cantos. Possibly “decapitated” when Byron, staggered by the blows of early 1822, relaunched his epic.

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Oddity, known to Byron as “Polly-dolly”. Engaged as his physician on the voyage into exile; became an irritation. twitter.com/OWC_Oxford/sta…

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SincDavidson Forcing GST on imports doesn’t stack up abc.net.au/news/2015-08-2… via @ABCthedrum

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DavidKleimann ‘Textile investments flow into Vietnam ahead of TPP’ just-style.com/analysis/texti…

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SincDavidson “competitive neutrality” excuse for GST tax grab. @JoeHockey engaged in protectionism.

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Mode 4 in CHAFTA is not the only way to import CHN workers. Labor opposition overblown, ineffective, shortsighted::ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9…

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Sort of scary “Researchers tested CRISPR-based implementations of the (“gene
-drive”) idea in yeast and fruit flies”::econ.st/1E7m3fm

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Hah! As if.. RT @Wordsworthians: Byron ‘shakes the dust of England from his shoes’ in the @WordsworthTrust collection bit.ly/1vqtpVk

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Isabella Kaminska rips into the history of the PRC and the “impossible trinity” in familiar bloody-minded fashion ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/08/14/213…

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AllegraByron194 Romantic Outlaws - The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley bbc.in/1PqiFgV

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He tended to fat: “Lord Byron,first weighed on January 4 1806 at the age of 17 ‘in boots but no hat’, was 13st 12lb.”ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/a…

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@librivox recordings of 6 Cantos of Don Juan (en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Juan_…, scroll to bottom) are early; new versions of all 16+ coming (slowly)

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@CoherentCrap thank you so much; Peter’s approval of the Canto One recording is high praise, a treasure. twitter.com/CoherentCrap/s…

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CoherentCrap Brilliant *Peter Cochran Approved* Audiobook of ‘Don Juan’ by @MadBadDangerous - youtube.com/watch?v=YDOM13…

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WorldTradeLaw Why free trade agreements don’t really deliver free trade - Fortune bit.ly/1gF44Cg

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The @jgarnaut article is less shocking and more interesting than this suggests::twitter.com/jgarnaut/statu…

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Clever, guess we’re down to fix-ups now? RT @DPearson_mn: How to maximize agricultural trade expansion in ? […] bit.ly/1IKZITR

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“The purely Byronic is thus… a mere outline sketch for the truly Byronian.” Jacques Barzun theatlantic.com/magazine/archi… pic.twitter.com/0rsFV9X934

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An “exciting combination of strong formal construction [and] an unpredictable epic story line” 52books.me/2015/07/17/29-… pic.twitter.com/iDoxUbmKqg

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“Food sector foreign investment curbs stink of protectionism”, David Uren::theaustralian.com.au/business/opini…

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SimonEvenett Is China engaging in a competitive devaluation? I pour cold water on this argument in my take on Beijing’s move, see mydigitalfc.com/op-ed/why-did-…

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Why not “balanced” support for theories of perpetual motion or witch-burning? Or macro-economic modelling (oh wait…)

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“Moderate” support for costly ineffective measures that no robust evidence supports is “pollism” not good governance::theaustralian.com.au/opinion/coalit…

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TheEIU_China Renminbi’s decline today still looks modest vs scale of its climb against other currencies in 2014-15. pic.twitter.com/Mtx6MIJ0Pa

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Chill! That much-tweeted arctic sea-ice map tells (only the northern) half of the story. Recent warming is gentle. pic.twitter.com/f5yC5vdBQr

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Judy_LaLectora “The Poetical Works of Lord Byron”, 1887 cc @AllegraByron194 pic.twitter.com/JCw2MWMJP6

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insteconomics Foreign investment: FIRB scaring away capital, warns CPC theaustralian.com.au/business/forei…

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“Canada is, in fact, at the centre of both major obstacles to a TPP deal” No surprise,alas::theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/…

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That last tweet quoted Andrew Robb, AU trade minister. Apologies for the creative spelling.

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A. Dobb “I keep saying to the Americans it is a deal to reduce protection, not increase it or maintain it.”::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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J Garnaut is probably right about the timing problem. This looks like failure for Obama’s agenda. A stuff up::smh.com.au/world/in-tpp-t…

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