MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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November 2015

Fascinating enterprise. The chameleon meme-factories of (South) China. Recommended::buzzfeed.com/josephbernstei…

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“… [T]hat preindustrial economies more than two centuries ago were stagnant is not true”pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10…Upic.twitter.com/XN8MXweIgzgz

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Ridley & Peiser’s moderate & interesting guide to the mad Paris “Climate Change” rent-seekers’ festival::us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c920274f2a3…

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Maybe a short paper in honour of P.C.’s work on Don Juan & assoc. texts. About why Don Juan is *still* clever fun!::twitter.com/CoherentCrap/s…

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agriculture “negotiators” play it safe with agenda from 2004-5. Little risk of dialogue let alone agreements::ictsd.org/bridges-news/b…

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LukeMalpassAFR AFR Editorial: Beware the @The_Nationals @Greens axis of inwardness. afr.com/opinion/editor… pic.twitter.com/WBfmlSG3yj

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“If Satan played miniature golf…”::futilitycloset.com/2010/04/23/the…

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AU govt. hits foreign investors with another foolish, unwarranted ban. Sop to their witless rural political allies ::theaustralian.com.au/business/opini…

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@dirtdon @viticci So “We made a change we didn’t test & turned out we screwed you so we changed it back (or both). Hah! We should worry!”

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@snlestern Interesting! Neither AU nor NZ was warm to the idea and perhaps the 1980’s TV quota case showed ISDS is unnecessary. Still…

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Low mean, median trade growth in charts a concern. But is this skew unusual? Product-bin-size effects?::twitter.com/SimonEvenett/s…

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@JohnMcNeil6 Trying to see the link between your promised moustache (!) and the prostate registry, but failing. Eagerly await enlightenment.

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ITCnews World Tariff Profiles 2015 is out! A great source for complete info on bit.ly/1WO5fCT pic.twitter.com/Q7Uio5vqWz

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@alan_john_moran on Lomborg paper. Then, these risible temp. cuts depend on ’s dubious sensitivity estimates::catallaxyfiles.com/2015/11/12/cli…

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Lomborg (onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/17…)—>Eschenbach: “An astronomically large price for an unmeasurably small cooling” (wattsupwiththat.com/2015/11/10/the…)

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John H Jackson’s “World Trade & the Law of GATT” once, required reading for AU GATT/WTO reps. History now. Vale::worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2015/….

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, a “21st century trade agreement,” locks-in 19th cent. anti-competition rules that ignore how trade (net)works::worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2015/…

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Ian Harper wants public benefit test for IP provisions. Yes! What wd remain of © from such a test? Not much!::theaustralian.com.au/business/econo…

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Agreed! A cack-handed innovation by Twitter (🖕). I suppose we’re fortunate they didn’t choose 💋 twitter.com/snlester/statu…

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(… damn, this is too htwitter.com/snlester/statu…5mtEZl

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encourages registration of smells as trademarks. Consumer information in the smell of fresh bread, mown lawns, the aroma of VW exhaust?

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On first reading, no surprises in IP chapter: elaborate, intrusive, overlong restrictions on enterprise for the sake of narrow private gain.

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preserves the xenophobic, superfluous irritations of AU foreign investment “review” (Services & Investment annexes as N-C measures).

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The negative-list AU services schedule in the AU-CHN FTA was apparently lifted from the schedule (surprise!). Looks very similar.

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Hoorah! AU Tariff goes to zero (afaics) under … Still, Art. 6.8.1 preserves the foul inventions of Anti-dumping permitted by

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bbaschuk Text Available Here: bit.ly/1kcevzs

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Higher deposit rates may be needed if China’s 2-child policy increases supply of brides, cuts dowry competition?::on.ft.com/1Ns3KnU

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Summers seems to say “Keynesian macro must work, else what wd be the point of it?” Yup! :: twitter.com/ftcomment/stat…

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