MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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September 24th, 2018

@chip_roh Democracy means, of course, getting what we vote for and getting it “good and hard” as Mencken said ;-)

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Pres Trump thinks trade is about bargaining for dollars; that’s his policy. He hardly knows how foreign trade & cap… https://t.co/lyCQ4q88sx

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USTR Lighthizer has foreign-policy, not trade, goals: to force vaguely specified changes in CHN economic policies &… https://t.co/9ES49ntNMP

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The 15 years CHN needed to negotiate WTO accession and 15 years it took to implement the Protocol saw dramatic chan… https://t.co/VpmBwbt280

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How can USTR Lighthizer believe a “trade war” will change CHN, or USA for that matter? In the 1980s he watched from… https://t.co/QBWf8GaPBj

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Trade measures have power to cause harm at home, but trade agreements are puny levers on the world. Cordell Hull’s… https://t.co/fBUsLLA0aJ

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The progressive internationalism (“prosperity is indivisible”) of the UN, Bretton Woods & GATT agreements did not e… https://t.co/LefQ3pPPfv

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JFK’s moon-shot “Grand Design” (1962) for trans-Atlantic economic “interdependence” (his term) & for integrating em… https://t.co/KyG46iBJuk

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The World Bank estimated (2005 Global Economic Prospects) ~ 65% of developing ctry. liberalization in previous 20 y… https://t.co/gyyH4ilRcc

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The Trump-Lighthizer attack on CHN is based on (mostly?) wrong facts; it prejudicially misreads an historic opportu… https://t.co/YMbcWX2eYD

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“O dura Ilia Messorum!” “Oh
“Ye rigid Guts of reapers!” — I translate
For the great benefit of those who know
Wh… https://t.co/rMQWA2Xz8D

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