MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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January 2017

@TradeDiversion Thanks 🙂! Still C&P say they choose (p4) to look at ‘extensive margin’ changes instead (I haven’t examined their model).

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One reason “Ricardian” trade models probably broken. Love of variety is key to production structures, firms succenber.org/papers/w23108H83v

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Is the “Ricardian” NAFTA trade model @rodrikdani points to (shows net 0.08% benefits for USA) plausible?::https://t.co/ky5l9IXZSl

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@greg_ip:“Whether the U.S. can replicate China’s success is questionable”::https://t.co/Hh3aHwcQim

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Agree with @dikenson: #TPP was an effective, peaceful response to CHN’s “9-dash-line” claims. We will regret it::https://t.co/GCCzF5Ml3r

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RT @SimonEvenett: Nov16 world trade volumes look like they might have broken out of range defined since Jan15. Not true of US, alas. https:…

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Albeit expected, withdrawal fm is a ‘defining moment’. Suggests broad downgrading, for now, of US as trade treaty partner.#WTO too.

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RT @WorldTradeLaw: Tokyo turns down Australian proposal for TPP without U.S., vows to keep pushing Trump | The Japan Times https://t.co/OnA…

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Maybe the most interesting article on the Mac/OSX I’ve ever read “73 Mac Automation Stories from TidBITS Readertidbits.com/article/17004MbojLR

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My national radio interview today on #TPP. The Petri/Plummer estimate of US job “churn” is 54k not 57k (oops!)::https://t.co/LzWCSNit88

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“Structural change during the recent growth boom in developing countries”::https://t.co/J3TxfsAxmZ

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If this is the end of AUS will loose better services access and a better deal in Japan than our own FTA. Own cuts too were not nothing.

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The direct impacts of Trump’PP gesture are likely smaller than the unintended (unconsidered?) consequences. Xi must be grinning broadly.

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Today, George Gordon, Baron Byron, is 229 years old. (Literary) fame is immortal. But he claimed he hated being older than twenty-something.

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rodrikdani Here is a new website on which some great economists collaborate to bring you relevant economic analysis econofact.org

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“Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and … families.” Good idea!

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‘Rarissima avis’; a blog post on https://t.co/4JjgP3vSJb. A recent introductory talk on Byron’s life and Don Juan::… https://t.co/jU3inohWVq

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This brief description of “gotchas” in the “WTO option” seems about right. Upshot? My guess, more jeopardy for WTO::https://t.co/7S8fnCcDEA

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“Big data is not about the data” (it’s about the algorithms)::https://t.co/a9UenlqTfG

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What odds this “V Fast Train“ consortium that “doesn’t want a cent” fm govt wants price-regs, monopoly, tolls?::https://t.co/gdCQ2CEU5o

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@drdrang Nice. This series seems rich in primes. 18 of the first 30 members (vs. 10 of the first 30 natural integers).

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Tariff burden on poorest US households >5X burden on the rich. No surprise to you perhaps, but… does Mr Trump know?::https://t.co/s4resy9Tij

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Me too! The WTO AB (in the FSC case) said direct tax discrimination was out, although G Hufbauer says that’s nuts::… https://t.co/2aXsqMNEtV

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@historyinmoment @SincDavidson Nope… The Kaiser (and his Ministers) did that.

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Best things? Obama’s For Pol wins of omission. He sought (ISR, IRN) & kept (except Libya, drone kills) peace:https://t.co/OOd9vEPt8h

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By re-importing low-productivity jobs, Trump could save USA (& ROW) from toxic effects of stronger growth. Hoorah?::https://t.co/K0deUoaJW8

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How should we read the design of the new Apple HQ? As a “Spaceship” (Apple fans) or a Hill Fort of future industria… https://t.co/4S5Xb4wIuE

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I think this is what hetero-firms theory tells us. Key benefits emerge at scale fm individutal firm wins AND losses::https://t.co/TL7oN4yIm5

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[Follow-up]: a complete edition of Bastiat’s “Sophisms” with the dialog “Something Else” on protection & adjustment:https://t.co/HmSnJrlW45

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Excellent piece fm @dikeson. Brush up your Bastiat (start quoting him now). Perhaps start with “Something Else” her… https://t.co/YUa2AwayNH

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Before the start of cyberwar (https://t.co/EpxSpTbnZK) & before @snowden, I wrote a novel about the connection::https://t.co/Mxf8FB1zXg

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Boundless, uncensored #twitter I can (easily, selectively) choke whenever I want is a jewel. Publish & be damned!::https://t.co/GmgtHIbBKk

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