MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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September 2015

Excellent historical prologue to (surprisingly) sanguine recommendation. Suggest instead: “Above all, do no harm!”::twitter.com/dikenson/statu…

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We can imagine what people did for consolation before recorded music (played their own, read poetry). Still, it must have been harder.

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( + DSU more precisely) is a valuable historic asset. But increasingly hard to see it as more than a placeholder for the future.

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“WTO has been able to deliver an agreement to remove red tape at borders” (ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5…). NO! After ~2yrs 17/161 have ratified!

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“The phenomenon whereby ads are tied to the complete invasion of privacy is a recent one.”(idlewords.com/talks/what_hap…). Contentious solutions.

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@sdonnan aviation hub. On 4-city visit to USA in Jan passed thru Atlanta 3 times (should have been 5 cities). Also peanuts, cotton (sugar?).

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Stuart Harbinson’s analysis sharp, wise as usual. Still, it’s symptomology not aetiology::ecipe.org/publications/t…

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McCloskey’s essay summarizes her cheerful theory of the robust (bourgeois) sources & successes of capitalist growth. deirdremccloskey.org/docs/pdf/McClo…

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CoppetainPU delegations were asked to hit the ground running post summer-break. More like tip-toe. wto.org/english/news_e… pic.twitter.com/HuNfwtfdMf

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@snlester @tylercowen @rodrikdani Good Q! When it worked? Germany in the late 19th C? Japan in the 1960s? Did “optimum tariffs” ever work?

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“Give healthy competition a chance” Yes. Still, a big danger the “below cost” test wd. be BS, like anti-dumping::theaustralian.com.au/business/opini…

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CoherentCrap A tribute to Peter from Cambridge Scholars Press - cambridgescholars.com/peter-cochran-…

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tylercowen @Jeffely @ericdr “Real people” are never that happy about anything, paradise would not poll above sixty percent…

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Nothing for those Greek grifters! But there’s ever a generous handout for EU dairy farmers. $AU800m yesterday…europa.eu/rapid/press-re…tQ

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AndrewDMitch Delighted to announce forthcoming book “Non-Discrimination & the Role of Regulatory Purpose” ssrn.com/abstract=26570… @ElgarPublishing

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Good luck to them. Still, it has usually taken longer and has been very demanding (Iraq should join too, @ but…)::twitter.com/tgemiles/statu…

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Oops… an apostrophe awry. “… its empitwitter.com/pwgallagher/st…58NO

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Curious. Google’s logo is un-changed in one corner of it’s empire. Conservatism of the academy? pic.twitter.com/Fueq57eJqU

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Clearly Krugman has no idea about contents of CHN-AU FTA or +ve micro impact in AU (agree on likely GDP impact). theguardian.com/business/2015/…

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Still such “trouble” had its dramatic value. Byron’s lively heroines drive almost all the action in Don Juan::twitter.com/1815now/status…

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Is Dalí holding a selfie-stick? twitter.com/oldpicsarchive…

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“Almost all Chinese goods will be duty-free from day one of the deal”. An FTA w/ EU would effectively zero AU tariff::theaustralian.com.au/news/china-fta…

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“Goose” was “Gus” was Augusta (Leigh)::twitter.com/1815now/status…

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Sensible suggestions from@snlester. Still, too often, “closed” = “selectively porous” to rent-seekers (IP, autos…)::ictsd.org/bridges-news/b…

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“One wonders why any sensible American would regard Saudi Arabia as a friend of the United States.”::cato.org/blog/friends-s…

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@tylercowen’s reading list for his international trade course. Naturally, it’s “interesting throughout”::marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolu…

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To judge from his letters to Lady Melbourne, he and his half sister had become lovers at some two years earlier::twitter.com/1815now/status…

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