MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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March 2018

Byron’s attack on Wellesley (Canto IX) was peevish & wrong. Still, he echoed the radical Whig view of 1815. From on..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…We

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In Don Juan, Byron blasts the Duke of Wellington: victor in a reactionary war on liberty who “ate-up” the riches, f..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…na

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Steampunkery: In Canto IX of Don Juan, Byron calls the easy rhyme “Dove/Love” that “Good old Steamboat” (he *could*..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ej

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JAHillmanGULaw US notifed original KORUS to the WTO March 15, 2012 under GATT Article XXIV. Hard to see how KORUS 2.0 (or whateve..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…NJ

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byron_society on Catherine II who ‘always used her favourites too well’:
“She could repay each amatory look you lent
With..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…fn

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Wordsworthians ‘Huge, black-bearded and ferocious’; Byron’s manservant Tita Falcieri by his descendant @claudiaoliver74..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…FO

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@Brad_Setser You’re right Brad (& @vsualst). Turns out I was using data derived from US-CHN imbalances in final goo..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ol

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taniavoon US launches dispute against China, as promised (26 March). A rare welcome sign of continuing US faith in t..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…AP

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What is Horace’s “teterrima belli causa”; the “perennial fountain” in which “all souls are dipt”; the “sea of life’..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…pC

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Annotations (with illustrations) to Cantos I, III & IX of Don Juan. Notes to accompany the narration of Canto IX::..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…6w

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“…Capital generally flows toward relatively young and rapidly growing economies [USA & AU among others]. Countrie..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…7O

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eashimp @pwgallagher Quotas for non ag products. Have fun with verification, man who has never held a real trade job.

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Steel/Aluminum exemptions will be TQs? VRAs? Narvarro: “For all countries there has to be a quota. If you don’t put..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ZI

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CatoTrade Is skepticism towards the WTO justified? In almost all WTO complaints brought against China, complainants have made..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…HU

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SimonEvenett Timing matters: Trump has given USTR 15 days to specify new tariffs. Then there’s a 30 day comment period, a public..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Zs

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dikenson For reference, US imports of goods from China in 2017 totaled:
$504 billion, of which
$296 billion entered duty-fre..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…3m

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Only 40¢ in each $ the USA pays for CHN imports goes to CHN. The other 60¢ buys exports fm USA & fm scores of other..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…zC

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Correction: the total (goods+services) 2015 US deficit with CHN on a value-added basis was about $140bn (the data I..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…sm

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The 2015 USA goods deficit with CHN estimated on a more reliable value-added basis was ~ $100bn, just over 1/4 of U..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…CN

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scottlincicome @snlester Tl;dr WTO to USA: feel free to go after Chinese SOEs, just don’t be brazen idiots abt it

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I’m un-impressed by WTO Members’ record, too. But self-serving tripe from Lighthizer about “reform” does not justif..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Gw

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@asymmetricinfo Also the emergence of the bunny-hug and the hula-hoop.

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The potential exemptions are so broad there won’t be much steel “protection” left. For PDT, deficits are injury & t..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ce

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Wow! If you’re a photographer this (academic) piece is a master-class in the use of contrast to direct the eye: fir..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Rl

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@tristan1865 @byron_society @Wordsworthians Eliot, like Arnold, fancies his own cynosure too much. Not sure this cl..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…r5

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@Adam_Creighton points out that AU anti-dumping duties on steel are much steeper, & no more justiified, than the Tr..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…lj

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@snlester Good grief, I hope not! Why would anyone invite a Judge to interfere?

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Perverse allocation of the benefits of discriminatory duties::aei.org/publication/ab…

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The Trump/Kim talks follow, I think, the right Shelling-ish mix of sanction/cooperation. Trump will not eliminate D..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…48

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No doubt a lot of analysts share Uhlig’s view about Trump/Kim talks. Still, given that the nuclear-war game ends th..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…As

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@snlester Struck me as odd. Can’t imagine what ‘security agreement’ might be needed on top of agreements, arrangeme..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…tA

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EPatersonMorgan @MadBadDangerous @NewsteadByron Not to forget his female characters! I know Byron has a bit of a bad rep on this fr..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…y7

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@HenryErgas on the Italian elections: “For all the fuss about Donald Trump’s America, the epicentre of the crisis o..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…7e

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taniavoon Australia & New Zealand still excluding and trade remedies between them dfat.gov.au/trade/agreemen…

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CharlotteFMay @MadBadDangerous @NewsteadByron She was indeed my controversial choice of inclusion! There’s evidence that she was..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…EQ

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@NewsteadByron … Also the Countess Marguerite Blessington. A very clever, censorious, insightful, inventive (= fi..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…RB

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@NewsteadByron True! That’s why B was attracted. Not sure CC belongs in this group but Ldy Oxford & (maybe) La For..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…W9

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@SimonEvenett CHN: Party Security
EU: National Food Party Security

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ReutersGMF In under an hour, we speak to @pwgallagher Ex-Senior Trade official - Australian Government on Trade Wars. Any que..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…SS

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jpclark14 whether he used 1108 or WTO XXI linking to NAFTA renegotiations /Concessions from EU would crash and burn the defen..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…0M

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TradeNewsCentre TABLE: Which “steel” items exactly will be covered by Trump’s 25% tariff under “national security”? (red) | HS code..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…3K

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CAN + MEX account for almost a quarter of USA imports of iron+steel (HS72) in 2017 —Trademap.Orgd.twitter.com/i/web/status/9…QBo

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ATabarrok I call this a win for Trump and for Tom Schelling. cnbc.com/2018/03/06/sou…

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vpostrel And now cars made everywhere are much, much better, thanks to the competition. It was a huge boon. twitter.com/politiwars/sta…

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Shakespeare, Joyce, Bronte, Nabokov, Dickens made those same teeth-grinding errors of grammar, orthography::bradshawofthefuture.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/nation…

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This [docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/F…] is the complaint of USA, JPN, EU, AU, NZ & TW on new CHN x-border data flows bans th..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Ow

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D_A_Irwin Spot on, and exactly why a sense of history is so important. twitter.com/davidfrum/stat…

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@snlester Will be interesting to see coverage, too. Recent US imports from CAN in chap. 72 cover about 180 items at..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…je

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@dikenson @snlester … Nor can I imagine a groundswell of support for rewriting rules to prohibit S232 actions. I..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Ad

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@dikenson @snlester @D_A_Irwin Dunkel wd. say that, of course. But unilateral 301 and the VRAs (and the Waivers, an..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…yt

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A brief commentary on Byron’s un-beatable facility for discursive verse in (& why it’s great fun to speak)..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…QH

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eashimp @pwgallagher If only there was a branch of government with Constitutional jurisdiction over trade who could step in and prevent damage…

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CBoonekamp @SimonEvenett Great stuff, Simon. Thanks

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… but then, no doubt, this sounds right to most people and to one PhD on his staff. Malmstrom’s quick counter is..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…jV

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byron_society Though, rather less flatteringly, Balzac’s books also describe Byron as a ‘mischief making tomfool’ and a ‘buffoon..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…GB

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Sure! Let’s have more rocks in *every* harbor. twitter.com/willmauldin/st…

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Byron cared for Allegra in life and death. He sent her remains back to England & instructed Murray on the arrangeme..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…HG

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dikenson Q: Biggest loser from stiff steel tariffs (besides US ag, US Mfg, US tech, US energy, US taxpayers, US consumers, U..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…lI

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