MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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December 2015

NYE::Tasmanian scallops, seared, coconut-cumin sauce, Gallagher 2009 Blanc-de-blancs, on the terrace… pic.twitter.com/qGpFKmvfYk

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Wonderful cartoon. Byron never mentions Austen although they shared a publisher and he owned some of her novels::twitter.com/1815now/status…

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This is gross merch trade. A problematic proxy for total trade growth (incl FATS)?::twitter.com/Bruegel_org/st… twitter.com/Bruegel_org/st…

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@kw_watson Of course it does! I take it back! BTW… Do you need a bridge with that?

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@kw_watson Still, it’s doubtful THAT cheap charade will last beyond December ’16…

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FT’s colourful account of CHN investments in AU makes no mention of tensions on FDI controls in Turnbull cabinet!?::app.ft.com/cms/s/d489a9ca…

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@snlester Brrr… Miserable. Balmy 85-90 this week in Melb. About the same as ever. Please don’t touch that dial :-)

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@dikenson just one rainbow is an hallucination at Julia Creek!

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In Ben Wilson’s “Decency and Disorder” the cant that afflicts Byron shades into social conformism that helped grow, spread Victorian wealth.

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xtophercook The best Christmas article remains this one, which sadly has no author since it’s an FT leader. ft.com/cms/s/0/30e740… (cc: @alanbeattie)

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Mins. agreed on an agricultural SSM (quotas ‘ad libitum’) for LDCs leaving details TBA. Can only cause trouble::wto.org/english/thewto…

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CoppetainPU 4/5 Thoughts on Should India change tack? Was isolated. Cd learn effectiveness from EU, China. agra-net.com/agra/agra-euro… (paywall)

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US resistance to farm support cuts coupled with CHN’s post-accession standstill & IND’s rigid immobility. G-33 disarray not a deal breaker.

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FT obituary is right on Doha’s long useless agony & probably on WTO’s afterlife. But the autopsy deserves more care::ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9…

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Shameless insolence (& greed) from auto industry in support of AU’s swinging specific duty on used car imports::afr.com/news/policy/pr…

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Intriguing. Que veut la Fed le fait le marché::zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-1…

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@alanbeattie @SimonEvenett Still, I agree an MFN plurilateral on broad Ag is not going to happen until hell freezes over.

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@alanbeattie @SimonEvenett Secular trends set incentives for deals (eg. EU farm reforms, impact of demographics on food terms of trade)

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@alanbeattie @SimonEvenett Maybe. In 1995 we wd have said the same about a standalone ban on Ag exp subsidies.

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@sdonnan Sure. Still, selective free trade has costs. Zero duties on steel but not autos boosts eff. protection for auto investors/labor

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More “critical mass” deals (MFN plurilaterals) like ITA may be possible (? Pharma?) But seems unlikely on broad Ag. (or NAMA?)

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snlester Nice to see success on agriculture export subsidies in Nairobi, but it’s domestic subsidies that are the main problem.

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Likely the end of WTO’s “single undertaking”, too. The G7’s 1995 plan to extract compliance fm LDCs backfired twitter.com/sdonnan/status…

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taniavoon Unsurprising win for Australia given big tobacco shenanigans in case - eg see tinyurl.com/ob7byey

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Oops! It was The Hague Convention “Court of Arbitration”, not the ICC “Court”. Both have a Singapore base. My error.

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“Defeats” is the right term. Seem it was not a “win” on the substance but on the ICC Court’s jurisdiction. twitter.com/IAReporter/sta…

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sdonnan Meanwhile, at the @wto we have liftoff on ITA… on.ft.com/1O8wFzf

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This is called OPENING the stable door after the horse has, you know… opened the door for itself. twitter.com/sdonnan/status…

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Just finished recording Canto IX of Don Juan. Short (85 verse) but sharp satire of the court of savage, sexy, Catherine Empress of Russia.

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Some data on services successes of mfg. firms. Still, Baumol reigns: “servitisation” —> sales +4%, employment +30%::voxeu.org/article/future…

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Minister for Impoverishment plans cuts to our own use of low cost resources to… discourage customers in CHN, IND?::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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Worse still, it’s a specific duty of $12k per unit even in “free trade” schedule. Hits low-priced cars hardest twitter.com/MsGraceCollier…

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Here’s an alt. route to the Ag. goals. In 2010 we argued it cd be done on an MFN basis. But I now doubt that::rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/10-025

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“[Trade goals] will not be achieved by trying again with the same failed approach” (Froman). Will any future deals be done on an MFN basis?

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Those, BTW, are merely the lessons of . Hard won. About all we got.

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Should emulate ? No. Rather disagree than dissemble; pick real goals not sham; policy-relevant horizons::theaustralian.com.au/news/world/cli…

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Smart summary fm. @dikenson. What changes might HC seek to reconcile Congr. D’crats to ? Unlikely to be good::forbes.com/sites/danikens…

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“Confidence buiding…”? Oh please! The illusion thaTO deals come from negotiation is just a diplomat’s fantasytwitter.com/CoppetainPU/st…YE

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snlester “McConnell crushes hopes for TPP vote before the elections” thehill.com/policy/finance…

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Adam_Creighton Treasurer can we grandfather the GST at 10% for anyone who’s arranged their financial affairs/life on the basis it would stay at 10%?

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Instructive @kim_weatherall talk on IP Ch. Not a ‘gold standard’; new contexual stuff; bi-lats still bind; biologics compromise murky.

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AU not there yet & not unilateral still, on goods + CHN FTA gets close (services -ve list difficult to parse). twitter.com/CatoTrade/stat…

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David Uren: “Losers are better at picking governments than governments are at picking winners”::theaustralian.com.au/business/opini…

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SincDavidson Rent-seekers on board? Tick. twitter.com/australian/sta…

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CoppetainPU ICYMI Dec6 anniversary would rather forget: a little reminder @ipwatch ip-watch.org/2015/12/06/the…

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dikenson Economically rational, prof-max strategy is to sell at a loss, as long as price > variable cost. twitter.com/catotrade/stat…

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@Dropbox says its a “planned” 16-hour dropout but drops the news on users with 12 hour’s notice??!

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For 16 hours!! “however you won’t be able to log in to the website, make changes to files, or share links”. This is BS @Dropbox!

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Great find. Still, Drummond, who presumably never saw Marianna, imagines a woman who resembles Contessa Guiccioli::twitter.com/byronico/statu…

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byronico Calle della Piscina 1673: Lord Byron, Marianna Segati, the “English Cheat” and the “Italian..byronico.com/2015/12/04/cal…qpic.twitter.com/iqnDmgdrShSh

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How many Agriculture ministers push protection that hurts farmers? Only this dill!::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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