Why are the Frogs, who make such awful coffee, and have little idea of toast, so bloody good at citrus-y, sharp, deep golden, marmalade?
Growth optimism has long been the safer bet. Bernanke on The Future (with a nod to Keynes’ wager on 100-year growth) is.gd/rMOnCR
alaindebotton The double betrayal of many a liberal arts education: neither teaches you how to live, nor how to make a living.
Jan Tumlir to Paris ICC conference 1983: trade protection not about employment; essentially an ideological attack on private economic choice
Found long 1975 speech by @rupertmurdoch in ICC Paris archives on role, freedom of press & business voice. Classic Rupert. Would post, but ©
What!!?”A member of parliament can only (sic!) receive up to six months’ pay…if they are defeated at an election”::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…
What other labor regs have such great results? 88% of 457 visa workers, 85% of employers very satisfied or satisfied is.gd/MlGDIJ
“Free” web services (email, rss, photos, data) are ever vulnerable to corporate whim. Google, at least, provides this is.gd/Zy0HcB
Off to Paris for a couple of weeks research for centennial history of International Chamber of Commerce.
The dirty little secret behind ‘secret’ trade negotiations is that transparency threatens the rent-seekers’ agenda eff.org/r.b8Q8
NDIS draft rules on support (is.gd/kMN96O ) an alarming blank cheque. Sects. 6 & 7 provide indeterminate definitions, thresholds.
Good clarification of Reinhart-Rogoff blooper. Their conclusion seems safe but direction of causality still a puzzle::bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-2…
RT @howserob: did NAFTA “save” Uruguay Round? In US Congress, probably. Clinton had no “TPA” before NAFTA bill. 1991 EC CAP reforms key too.
Where labor supply is elastic (migration), the measure of long-run performance is population size not GDP/Cap:: is.gd/neGh6P
Task of the next @wto head is relevance. What does WTO offer the 21st century? Half baked fix-ups from the 1980’s and a pre-China “Agenda”!!
My new fav North Korean pic. The kepi! Those button-up cuffs! So chic! bit.ly/15Dani3
Boston bombings in (USA) context. Good. slate.com/articles/news_…
Is China swinging the lead in FTA? Aus has same $1bn FIRB threshold for USA & NZ, but China our inevitable partner::theaustralian.com.au/business/in-de…
FIRB barriers to FDI are unnecessary, probably useless, prudential controls & harm trade, integration with Asia is.gd/EmDNJP