MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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March 2017

@claudiaoliver74
Awake my spirit! Think through whom
Thy life-blood tracks its parent lake,
And then strike home!
[On My 37th Birthday]

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Using @tylercowen terms, we should consider the non-complacent choice: change at the margin that spins-up global trade dynamism.

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David Collins does a great job explaining how a deal and sequels can be negotiated & why the sky will proba..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…LC

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davidcollinslaw Me being optimistic about Brexit
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Secular trends? would be the biggest result in trade agrmnts in 20 yrs: mega-regional bubble has burst (RECEP?) & WTO is sclerosing.

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“This appears to be no more than a thought bubble” (PHS a net energy sink) theaustralian.com.au/opinion/snowy-… pic.twitter.com/J5NDEiLOWl

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Modelling export growth with firm-level data on price & quantity trajectories, sunk costs & exporter learning.::voxeu.org/article/how-ex…

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Stories AU might choose between trade, alliance with CHN, USA: silly, baseless, desperate. wsj.com/articles/geopo… pic.twitter.com/U0wkGKGW8x

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alanbeattie Not that there’s been a big surge of protectionism since (there hasn’t), but WTO/FTA commitments far more important in restraining it. 2/2

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@UKIPNFKN @alanbeattie Well sure: “follow the $/€”™. But ag is off the table, Bxl prefers multilat. srvcs deal & FDI not a big issue. So… ?

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One argument for considering closer ties with China is that the People’s Daily is saner than the loopy NYT::nytimes.com/2017/03/16/wor…

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Data in article cited by NYT links coral death only to 3 severe El Niños. Claim of ‘global warming’ is pure fluff::nytimes.com/2017/03/15/sci…

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In what mad-green dystopia wd NSW import 97% of its natural gas? This one thanks to mining bans + solar/wind targets:theaustralian.com.au/opinion/column…

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Human research deregulation? Great! But even low (clinical)-risk research can abuse individuals’ privacy, autonomy::chronicle.com/article/Long-S…

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A PM who publicly bullies (regulated) banks, energy companies for maximising profit seems out of ideas (and time?)::theaustralian.com.au/business/minin…

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Because Southey betrayed his youthful liberalism in 1813 to accept a pension as a Tory lap-dog & Poet Laurate to th..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…jB

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“… A full wind/solar system [wd be] 3 times the cost of coal plus whatever is the final price for the [Tesla] batteries@alan_john_moranan

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“Returns to… publicly financed R&D are near zero”bls.gov/ore/pdf/ec0700…VV) So much for the “volumetric” (more government research $) model.

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The @mattwridley (and others) model where innovation <—tech. + spillovers + scientific catch-up is more plausible:wsj.com/articles/the-m…5

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The Jones et al paper Mankiw mentions (web.stanford.edu/~chadj/IdeaPF.…). Meh! What evidence for volumetric models of innovation (ideas=research $)?

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Mankiw on “Their interpretation is that big ideas are just getting harder to find”::nytimes.com/2017/03/10/ups…

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Might CHN sign-up to now USA has pulled out? Or are they just [del]trolling[/del] signalling?::worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2017/…

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bill_easterly Newly discovered review of Adam Smith’s grant proposal from 1776. pic.twitter.com/MSm63xaCjE

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Fortunately, Smith had a cushy job: tutor to the Duke of Buccleuch, then as now one of The Nation’s Wealthiest::pic.twitter.com/5noRff5K1a

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Perhaps, in e.g. Guangzhuo, they are happy with “forceful safeguarding of thought and public opinion” from disturbi..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…F8

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Is the CPC an icon of @tylercowan’s or just deeply reactionary?::wsj.com/articles/beiji…

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RIP Clayton Yeutter. A skillful diplomat and canny analyst. Across the table he was great, even when we disagreed::cato.org/blog/rip-clayt…?

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… And even then, it could not last because supply chains and exch rates. The idea is bonkers, in fact.

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“Reducing a trade deficit through… negotiations is a way to increase net exports”:Navarro. But negns wd be with consumers (*really* tough)

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“… a sound polity has to be based on ideas other than just redistribution of wealth@tylercowenen reddit.com/r/IAmA/HP

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snlester Eric Posner explains the politics of Trump’s wiretapping accusations: ericposner.com/the-fog-of-tru…

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Turmoil surrounded Byron as he worked on Canto VI of Don Juan, yet the brilliance of the wit, verse is unaffected::madbaddangerous.com/2017/03/canto-…

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OK! No action. Still, 60 verses of romance, feminism (hah!), sex, satiation, litigation, polygamy &…um, pheromonesmadbaddangerous.com/2017/03/a-samp…lE

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Where’s the evidence this $100m (each!) committee-designed-camel (F-35A) constitutes an arms threat worth the $$?::theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/…

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Reading is great fun. Still Juan’s brilliant epic is layered deep. My guide, il miglior fabbro @CoherentCrap::madbaddangerous.com/2017/03/a-samp…

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Great to have approval from an expert like Claudia. See crinkumcrankum.wordpress.com for her book on the faithful Tita::twitter.com/claudiaoliver7…

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May I offer you a sample from my recent recordings of Don Juan (from Canto VI)? Would love to know what you think::madbaddangerous.com/2017/03/a-samp…

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The “pivot to Asia” was looking like a wobble well before Trump nixed . US/Pacific relations are all good. Hope JPN is top of FTA list.

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Voguish Teen anxiety? AU (& probably JPN, NZ) planned to join a workable whatever the fate of :: twitter.com/WorldTradeLaw/…

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