MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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January 2018

Anti-dumping is protectionist bullying invented in the USA in 1921 as an anti-trust weapon aimed only at foreigners… https://t.co/0HCMf46w2V

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The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything — still, not simpler than necessary (https://t.co/yUpgohMbUE). Also, the U… https://t.co/yQf1rDx2XD

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“The Tower needs to be grounded in ethics—and so, too, does the Square. Admittedly, that is obvious. But today, as… https://t.co/9u7Fj3nV1C

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RT @sdonnan: The one new thing I heard on trade in Trump’s speech was his openness to negotiating with #TPP members “as a group”… Let’s b…

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Break out some more dilithium crystals! https://t.co/m170iojXgs

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TradeNewsCentre CHART: G20 economies ranked by level of tariff protectionism | bit.ly/2xwuyhA pic.twitter.com/t5dVOrREcp

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RT @jkalbrechtsen: Lovely piece by Tom Switzer, new CEO of the CIS, on Paddy McGuinness who died 10 years ago on Australia Day. When one of…

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RT @SimonEvenett: Am sharing findings today at @Trade_EU on how foreign trade distortions hold back Extra-EU exports, which have stagnated.…

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Never met Patsy. But I have met and/or watched Bill, Clayton, Carla, Micky, Charlene, Robert and Susan. None of the… https://t.co/2VWZySAmrH

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It’s fine to be lukewarm on agreements like #TPP, but I’m sorry to see @Adam_Creighton lukewarming on trade. Jobs “… https://t.co/IUa5fxb1za

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The hysteria over Huawei smartphones (from AU agencies, too)::https://t.co/nv9rKWipgX

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CDN is among the 11 who agreed some-TPP-text-or-other in Tokyo last night. Good — probably. But who knows how to as… https://t.co/xIl2s6ilVd

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An annotated text of a few Cantos of Byron’s Don Juan. Bits both nice and naughty defiantly displayed!::… https://t.co/bEJE4HmDrx

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RT @BaldingsWorld: 1. Trump is wrong to impose anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels
2. It is the wrong fight politically domesticall…

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True. Minor difficulty is that they’re expedient for too few. @elonmusk has apparently received a big dollop of exp… https://t.co/fv2KenbJjp

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Great to see all these tweets on Byron’s birthday. Naturally, they dwell on his bodice-ripper” reputation. But this… https://t.co/dhLaqMp6b7

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There is a way that safeguards might work even while “injury” metrics continue to deteriorate: if capital & labor u… https://t.co/Tu2EbRUL6R

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Safeguards provide the wrong incentives for trade “adjustment”, so of course they don’t work. Here’s a nice report… https://t.co/7mHNmRQpxJ

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NZ now launching satellites. Hooray!:: https://t.co/3Ooh4RbLvL

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An exotic tale of trade, money supply and financial recession from the days when silver, not gold, was the numérair… https://t.co/jvUWD4yRWt

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WorldTradeLaw What does the US want from China? dlvr.it/QC1mg8

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ATabarrok There is no growth in paradise.

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@dikenson @sdonnan Dan, your assessment (knowledge?) of where this is headed is no doubt right. ‘Rogue’? Don’t S301… https://t.co/zMjWNy8OgP

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This is not a case of “motes and beams”. There are authoritative tests of WTO compliance by the USA and CHN (altho… https://t.co/gg1hkx8MWT

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“Given these facts, it seems clear that the United States erred in supporting China’s entry into the WTO…” I, too… https://t.co/7gLlyhsV99

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“We should never have let them play”! What wd. have been the impact on USA wealth/growth since 2001 of no MFN (“PNT… https://t.co/CryrZUG7vg

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RT @insteconomics: The ‘next trading system’ https://t.co/KsPO6MNe7p

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For all the criticism of the WorldBank’s Doing Business Index, individual component rankings are valuable. Why e.g.… https://t.co/uKxbCtFSaY

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RT @kjhealy: RIP @textism. How very sad. TextPattern was a beautiful thing. https://t.co/ABVWZRPV2i

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RT @snlester: If this is used to block Chinese investment in the US (more than we already do), it’s going to be very damaging to the US eco…

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@EJBrand A sad mismatch: foolishness on both sides (Ldy Melbourne, her aunt, his confidante, warned both). She was… https://t.co/eAoM24FClh

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On model training data, see also: “Is Your Data Really Oil?” (from @joshgans + 2):: https://t.co/LKCkvHMN0u

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Personalised “AI-based” treatment such as this powerful model for predicting individual glycemic responses to diet… https://t.co/vRZA95X0kk

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Starting to hear that great sucking sound? Apple has liquid foreign assets said to be worth about 20% of AU GDP:: https://t.co/u6kGxY5d3D

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RT @davidcollinslaw: Really good summary pointing out several issues that are often neglected by commentators… https://t.co/1LwO1Moyp6

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“I think Trump is a transition”. Praise for Trump’s foreign policy (there isn’t a ‘doctrine’: it’s just prudence) i… https://t.co/vFQcZoZC7q

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Ricardo’s great idea is the science of optimism: it shows there is always potential, even in sh*tholes. https://t.co/USxb10g1mT

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@MartinRavallion’s 2012 critique of “mashup indices” of development: among them the Doing Business Index. Recommend… https://t.co/FBq1x92cHg

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Graham Robb’s book “The Discovery Of France” describes the deep fragmentation of provincial France up to the mid-20… https://t.co/Fpni5fvdmM

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Dopes in banks: “It was a big miss,” said National Australia Bank economist James Glenn, “… trade will struggle t… https://t.co/5fAa9mAmd4

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AU government allocated $2bn in 2007 to a “Carbon Capture & Storage” program. But Audit Office reports “None of the… https://t.co/0jgAvWQtXh

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Recall Paul Erdös’ response to Einstein: “God maynot play dice with the universe, but something is certainly going… https://t.co/gFcXVpF9GU

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RT @insteconomics: There’s no excuse for maintaining tariffs on new cars. https://t.co/q5ivOhOVJ4

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Recommended. Have used @kjhealy’s Pandoc/LaTex/R-based plain-text suite for a few years (w/ @bbedit not EMACS). Mai… https://t.co/bPiKtk0IMn

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“Platitude: an idea that, (a) is admitted to be true by everyone and (b), is not true.” (Mencken). Discuss. https://t.co/j3VImta0cT

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Competition policy is a pillar of the EU single market; something the #NextTradingSystem should emulate. https://t.co/a7Ah7EeBFn

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@koenberden @koenberden I believe what I said is entirely true :-) Your objection is that it is irrelevant. You mig… https://t.co/xUqExIfoYH

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Guess it’s curtains, then, for the Swiss banana industry. Still, Swiss tariffs (they’re ALL specific rates) on e.g.… https://t.co/aB3FXtom5d

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