MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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May 2018

DrRimmer Australian consumers will be blocked from accessing Amazon’s much more affordable and diverse US Store..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4J

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… In fact, I stole the Mermaid and the Byron Motto for the center-fold illustration of my audio iBook of Canto I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pF

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The motto: “Crede Biron” (Hah! As if….) twitter.com/Wordsworthians…

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@alan_john_moran Do you want to levy a duty on EU imports because they rebate their value-added taxes on EU exports..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…k0

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@alan_john_moran A rebate of input costs on exports? No. That would be an export subsidy under WTO rules. A rebate..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…V3

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@alan_john_moran The WTO-assessed simple avg. MFN applied duty in AU is 2.5%. The AU GST is 10%. Foreigners (not A..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…s1

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To be clear, the AU “Amazon tax” is a VAT to be levied on sales by foreigners. The identical VAT tax levied on AU f..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…34

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SincDavidson Yet prices will rise and choice will fall. twitter.com/insteconomics/…

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@JamesFallows reminder of the reasons the CHN-USA relationship is the most important each has; of the CHN measure o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…30

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“That’s [a managed-trade deal with CHN] only going to last a few years and then we’re going to be right back to whe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…w8

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This paper (“That is not dead which can eternal lie”::arxiv.org/pdf/1705.03394…) speculates that maximising value on..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…B7

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@insteconomics “A new convening platform to bring world leaders… together to assess the risks and opportunities cretwitter.com/i/web/status/1…ryhd

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EPatersonMorgan @MadBadDangerous @byron_society The winter sitting room of the furnished house reminded me exactly of the room wher..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SF

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@EPatersonMorgan @byron_society Thank you for these photos. A beautiful, peaceful outlook: curious for the home of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qk

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“President Trump wants everyone to know he is a master trade negotiator, but this week his volleys look more like a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…23

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🎵dum-de-dum… steel… autos… bombs… hostility… Canada… Mexico!!!… winds light to variable… de-dum 🎵…

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@insteconomics “…This is pushing China even further in the direction of managed trade as it attempts to satisfy U..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…V0

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Um… he died in his bed. Is that now a public square? twitter.com/byron_society/…

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JoannaSopinska EU to start trade talks with Australia and New Zealand in June, first round of negotiations in July.

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jgarnaut Wang Xiangwei: ZTE mess shows need to change the ‘Chinese way of doing business’ sc.mp/2ka7TUd via @SCMP_News

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Claims about film — “With analog film there’s an emotional involvement to the material, there’s a depth and there’s.twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ZhT

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“China is now capable of controlling the South China Sea in all scenarios short of war with the United States…”:wsj.com/articles/bombe…N9

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Perhaps we are seeing a point on modern CHN’s ascension when, for the moment, they sound like the adult in the room..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…qt

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dikenson @tradereporter @USTradeRep Frankly, those are the only legit concerns. Trade balance? Please. Currency? Red herring..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…1Y

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@SincDavidson Elevators are (lagged) bi-directional, whereas the escalator that you need is always on the other blo..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…b5

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If you’ve never read the Atlantic Charter (1941), please do so. It is a profound, creatively ambiguous, document th..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…P3

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“With the passing of Tom Wolfe we have lost one of our greatest, if not our greatest, men of letters…” Amen! I coultwitter.com/i/web/status/9…BFj8

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This data is wrong about the AU tariff. The applied MFN duty on new cars (and as of 1/12/2018 on used cars) is 5% n..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…xz

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jgarnaut Anwar the sober optimist, from jail: “One election does not a democracy make”. @jamesmassola on fire in KL…..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Eh

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WSJ Author Tom Wolfe, born in Richmond, Va., in 1930, was a lifelong provocateur whose tireless curiosity drove his res..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…M0

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USTR S301 hearings Wed 16 May, Amb. Rufus Yerxa, National Foreign Trade Council (among others). NFTC statement here..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…tW

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jgarnaut ZTE has form in our part of the world: straitstimes.com/singapore/cour… smh.com.au/business/compa…

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@melovely_max @sdonnan Agree! The irresponsible passive translates as “Someone claims that… ” Still, on that basis…

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“It is estimated twice the amount of Australian beef actually exported is sold in China while carrying an Australia..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…gv

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Perversely, the stated reason is a good one (“too many jobs lost in China”). Were I a US citizen, I’d be hoping Mr..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ir

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“It makes no difference whether or not we achieve a nuclear agreement with N. Korea” (Scott Summer::..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…eL

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Seems USA may be insisting on the wrong thing. They want better access terms not more managed trade (the deficit ‘t..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…xI

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jgarnaut How completely marvelous. Let’s hope Malaysian civil society and the international community has the fortitude to..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Sd

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Wordsworthians 1798 Birth of Tita Falcieri at Murano, Venice. He would become Byron’s trusted manservant..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…5p

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ATabarrok Google’s decision to ban ads from bail bond companies is wrongheaded and disturbing. marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolu…

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Plurilateral trade deals are efficient but have limited scope for reasons Jim Bacchus explains. He suggests policy-..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…1n

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Brad_Setser Some countries in the region should be worried - notably the set of countries that have large current account surpl..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…HE

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Buffett’s optimism and reasons are right. Still, there will be more bumps and bruises than necessary because govern..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…js

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On the bi-centenary of his birth, Marx’s “wrongheaded, inconsistent, scintillating and profound” insights lucidly summarised by @HenryErgas

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The shortest odds must still be on negotiated resolution of the issues (real & imagined). The CHN & USA economies a..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Q4

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The USA will get what it wants from CHN only by negotiation, intimidation or (maybe) litigation. As a negotiating g..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…kR

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SimonEvenett Only 14% of China’s exports in 2016 (last year data available) are in sectors with excess capacity. That % is falli..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…fE

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snlester This would go much better if the US asked China to cut its tariffs. That could serve as the basis for a negotiation..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…hc

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“Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte objected to the higher budget, saying that “a smaller EU as a result of B..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…g6

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CoherentCrap “Cochran left over 20 full-length monographs on Byron, countless articles and online study aids…this volume… pr..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…73

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kw_watson If the only alternative to tariffs is quotas, we need to stop using the word “exemption” politico.com/story/2018/05/…

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“Still, it explains Australia’s ongoing prohibition of e-cigarettes. What would happen to the government finances i..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Wa

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insteconomics Australian govt claiming its exemption from US steel and aluminium tariffs is permanent and unconditional theguardian.com/australia-news…

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As of 2017, The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) spent more on travel for staff than on AIDs, Malaria and Tubercu..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…8D

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Of course, I meant Canto 1 of Don Juan… From my annotated version here:: madbaddangerous.com/?p=1470 pic.twitter.com/ZCKo58EiiM

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This is the “half-girlish face” that Julia’s maid, Antonia, complains, in Canto I, has risked her mistress’ marriag..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ZV

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Brad_Setser Stronger dollar, if the trend persists, will make the contradiction between Trump’s fiscal policy and his goal of e..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…jj

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