MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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August 2018

I enjoy @bopinion etc, but I do wish the President would save these threats for Twitter. It’s a much better place..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tV

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Their son’s death was, I think, one reason the Shelleys were so solicitous of the care of Allegra (Claire’s Clairmo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Eu

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@chip_roh The fault, dear Chip, is not in our ancestors, but in ourselves, that we are so poorly led.

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I’m pretty keen to see “Made in China 2025” deliver on its (sort of vague) promises. But since it’s a govt initiati..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bc

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snlester Putting aside the nonsense about reciprocity, cheating, and national security, Trump thinks tariffs are good for th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9f

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The mess in AU politics is just that: deplorable, unserious. The 2 big Parties pursued politics, signalling rather..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…FL

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@sdonnan @SimonEvenett @greg_ip Is there such a thing? WTO is not a “club”; there’s no required standard of behavio..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mk

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alan_john_moran Less government direction and facilitating more competition is the key to lower energy prices. “A Simple Rx for the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Vz

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snlester Or, we could bring WTO complaints against China, which it does a decent job complying with: cato.org/blog/disciplin… twitter.com/GordonGChang/s…

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One million integers represented by a simple prime-factoring algorthim in 2D space:: johnhw.github.io/umap_primes/in… pic.twitter.com/qE8lDr8PYD

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Why would you ever choose to EuroDisney? All the rides are free! You know… the problem with the price-free..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0I

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.. Still, tariffs are more a hammer than a lever and governments almost never have ‘clean’ strategies for their use..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yI

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The USA did pretty well through 20th c. using tariffs (& aid) as negotiating leverage. Esp. when targeting straight..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…AR

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Will “Models Run the World”? To the extent this is about more than software structures — any algorithm implies a mo.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ywp

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‘“Censorship is a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police,” [Mr Trump] continued. “Let everybody par..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Nr

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Go tell the Spartans… “The 19th AU and 6th NZ were to hold the [Thermopylae] passes as long as possible, allowing..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8v

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They were such an in-bred foolish clan! George Leigh’s money-grubbing father was married to Augusta’s aunt: sister..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…JR

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Long, interesting report about the evolution of theory, from one side of the (venemous) dispute over the Cretaceous..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3o

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Perhaps the ban on Tencent’s game is due to a “Pooh Bear” problem… I can see how that ugly beast might sort of re..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kO

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“Far from “falling off a cliff”, WTO terms are designed to provide a safety net ensuring all members can trade with..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Al

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My 2009 video intro. to the old UNCTAD static model of world agricultural trade (ATPSM). The elaborate Doha ag. fra..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…UQ

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stewartbrand Roundup (glyphosate) and cancer: the DATA… twitter.com/wyoweeds/statu…

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@patrickc @danwwang Interesting read, but real output of US mfg is NEAR RECORD levels using less labor. I.E. higher..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…09

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Is USTR Lighthizer re-fighting the battles of the 1980’s (foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/06/you…)? Interesting to compare with the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…d4

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Hmm.. I don’t think so. Any economist who tells you “the average cost of a lost import is [only] roughly half the t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1A

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@insteconomics Correctly argues L is re-fighting the 1980s “war” on JPN (“super 301” and “retaliatory” trade bills)..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4q

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… A bit obscure? For “Ithaca” read “England” where Juan arrives in Canto X and where Byron’s satire belongs. But aftwitter.com/i/web/status/1…Kd34

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Maybe the tragedy of Byron’s death at 35 is not that he was too young (he felt “old”), but that what he no doubt le..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…j4

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insteconomics Warwick McKibbin and Bruce Preston argue “it is time to review the monetary policy framework in Australia”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ff

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tictoc .03% of ocean plastic comes from straws. 46% comes from fishing nets bloom.bg/2MbQ9av via @bopinion pic.twitter.com/1eDzP9Uh1t

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@EdwinVermulst @howserob Sure. The factors that I mentioned are known to affect the market price by influencing th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fy

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@howserob @EdwinVermulst Kinda. Elasticities are a point estimate of price effects on demand: they explain nothing..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cf

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snlester Another way would be to negotiate a trade agreement with China, as Australia and New Zealand have done:..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gP

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“Cancer Progress: Much More Than You Wanted To Know”. Concludes real progress—not due merely to better screening—abtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…0eiW

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“Its valuation is on par with the gross domestic product of Indonesia, the 16th-largest economy in the world. Apple..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XR

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“… The first four rhymes are Southey’s — every line
For God’s sake — Reader! — take them not for mine”

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Hey Siri, what is the date today.?
“Thursday 2 August”.
Hey Siri, what is the date next Monday.
“Monday 13 August..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3G

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Agree with @insteconomics that the AU FIRB “nat’l interest test” is too broad (& unnecessary) + that nat’l security..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1e

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