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… https://t.co/p3y35AfnWe

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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… https://t.co/7phLUmK4na

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Steampunkery: In Canto IX of Don Juan, Byron calls the easy rhyme “Dove/Love” that “Good old Steamboat” (he *could*… https://t.co/D7cJQlUkej

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RT @JAHillmanGULaw: US notifed original KORUS to the WTO March 15, 2012 under GATT Article XXIV. Hard to see how KORUS 2.0 (or whatever we…

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RT @byron_society: #Byron on Catherine II who ‘always used her favourites too well’:
“She could repay each amatory look you lent
With inter…

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RT @Wordsworthians: ‘Huge, black-bearded and ferocious’; Byron’s manservant Tita Falcieri by his descendant @claudiaoliver74 https://t.co/m…

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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… https://t.co/KFstHWhpol

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RT @taniavoon: US launches #WTO #IP dispute against China, as promised (26 March). A rare welcome sign of continuing US faith in the multil…

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What is Horace’s “teterrima belli causa”; the “perennial fountain” in which “all souls are dipt”; the “sea of life’… https://t.co/CtApW6OepC

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Annotations (with illustrations) to Cantos I, III & IX of Don Juan. Notes to accompany the narration of Canto IX::… https://t.co/KvL2fqd66w

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“…Capital generally flows toward relatively young and rapidly growing economies [USA & AU among others]. Countrie… https://t.co/8Fjw5L2Y7O

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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… https://t.co/IS6MsoH1ZI

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RT @CatoTrade: Is skepticism towards the WTO justified? In almost all WTO complaints brought against China, complainants have made at least…

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RT @SimonEvenett: Timing matters: Trump has given USTR 15 days to specify new tariffs. Then there’s a 30 day comment period, a public heari…

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RT @dikenson: For reference, US imports of goods from China in 2017 totaled:
$504 billion, of which
$296 billion entered duty-free and
$208…

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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… https://t.co/miPHiX0nzC

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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… https://t.co/v53jclDtsm

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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… https://t.co/W1Kz4dj0CN

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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… https://t.co/ZVWeX6ToGw

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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… https://t.co/mwbtOEC2ce

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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… https://t.co/bsjFrOaqRl

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@tristan1865 @byron_society @Wordsworthians Eliot, like Arnold, fancies his own cynosure too much. Not sure this cl… https://t.co/eGSTz6Kbr5

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@Adam_Creighton points out that AU anti-dumping duties on steel are much steeper, & no more justiified, than the Tr… https://t.co/8Irzft2Alj

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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::https://t.co/nptoPyVtMe

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The Trump/Kim talks follow, I think, the right Shelling-ish mix of sanction/cooperation. Trump will not eliminate D… https://t.co/7dhHFfGJ48

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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… https://t.co/kwIrsOUjAs

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@snlester Struck me as odd. Can’t imagine what ‘security agreement’ might be needed on top of agreements, arrangeme… https://t.co/bDJKG8TNtA

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RT @EPatersonMorgan: @MadBadDangerous @NewsteadByron Not to forget his female characters! I know Byron has a bit of a bad rep on this front…

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@HenryErgas on the Italian elections: “For all the fuss about Donald Trump’s America, the epicentre of the crisis o… https://t.co/FGkzf6pi7e

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RT @taniavoon: Australia & New Zealand still excluding #ISDS and trade remedies between them #TPP #CPTPP https://t.co/Vkmm3DY9Pf

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RT @CharlotteFMay: @MadBadDangerous @NewsteadByron She was indeed my controversial choice of inclusion! There’s evidence that she was ambit…

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@NewsteadByron … Also the Countess Marguerite Blessington. A very clever, censorious, insightful, inventive (= fi… https://t.co/MPGZR2fhRB

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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… https://t.co/DyWIaIufW9

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

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RT @ReutersGMF: In under an hour, we speak to @pwgallagher Ex-Senior Trade official - Australian Government on Trade Wars. Any questions?…

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RT @jpclark14: whether he used 1108 or WTO XXI linking to NAFTA renegotiations /Concessions from EU would crash and burn the defence https:…

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RT @TradeNewsCentre: TABLE: Which “steel” items exactly will be covered by Trump’s 25% tariff under “national security”? (red) | HS codes h…

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RT @ATabarrok: I call this a win for Trump and for Tom Schelling. https://t.co/tJ6sMdrwho

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RT @vpostrel: And now cars made everywhere are much, much better, thanks to the competition. It was a huge boon. https://t.co/5i1EEhMrLM

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Shakespeare, Joyce, Bronte, Nabokov, Dickens made those same teeth-grinding errors of grammar, orthography::https://t.co/0C9MkL0FQT

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This [https://t.co/5xzLlWQrJG] is the complaint of USA, JPN, EU, AU, NZ & TW on new CHN x-border data flows bans th… https://t.co/0Do9VAbVOw

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RT @D_A_Irwin: Spot on, and exactly why a sense of history is so important. https://t.co/FBWLJHGxoz

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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… https://t.co/rW6mGmNnje

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@dikenson @snlester … Nor can I imagine a groundswell of support for rewriting rules to prohibit S232 actions. I… https://t.co/z8u4YWz7Ad

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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… https://t.co/sxJzQdspyt

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A brief commentary on Byron’s un-beatable facility for discursive verse in #DonJuan (& why it’s great fun to speak)… https://t.co/ALa9A1sJQH

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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… https://t.co/rmmQbggFjV

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RT @byron_society: Though, rather less flatteringly, Balzac’s books also describe Byron as a ‘mischief making tomfool’ and a ‘buffoon of an…

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Sure! Let’s have more rocks in *every* harbor. https://t.co/4qrQX6yPHC

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Byron cared for Allegra in life and death. He sent her remains back to England & instructed Murray on the arrangeme… https://t.co/x78O1vLoHG

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RT @dikenson: Q: Biggest loser from stiff steel tariffs (besides US ag, US Mfg, US tech, US energy, US taxpayers, US consumers, US banking,…

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