Between-the-wars a grim period for world business & @iccwbo. Global exports + imports ($1913) just 4 per cent higher in 1939 than in 1913
About 2014’s “record warmth”… N Eur tree-ring series reveals cooling trend of 0.30 ̊C per 1000 years since 5 CEblogs.uni-mainz.de/fb09climatolog…G7
Think containers first used on US trucks in 1950s? @iccwbo launched the technology in 1935. Started Int’l Container Bureau to standardize
Witnesses say two hostages were killed in a struggle with the gunman, not by the police raid::theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/sydne…
1923 @iccwbo, a private institution, designed multilateral treaty on tariff simplification with League of Nations. Still on UN treaty list.
“Terror” hyped by politicians, media. A tragic, unacceptable raid in which (it seems) only the police killed people::smh.com.au/comment/martin…
Foreigners don’t impose the most costly (“unfair”, “bonkers”) barriers on our trade — we do it to ourselves:catallaxyfiles.com/2014/12/15/gue…z
Multilateralism’s (reluctant) parent now has a choke-hold on its eldest child::ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9…
“…The PM does not have the support of all his members. This can only end badly.”catallaxyfiles.com/2014/12/14/the…HU
Solution to bitter wrangles among allies in 1920s over war reparations, debts, reconstruction delivered by a commission of @iccwbo leaders
The “ever-diminishing efficacy of… antidumping duties, in the era of global value chains”worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2014/…Eu
H Ergas on the impacts of the oil glut. Excellent as always::theaustralian.com.au/opinion/column…
Solution to bitter wrangles among allies in 1920s over war reparations, debts, reconstruction delivered by a commission of @iccwbo leaders.
Coming in 2015: centennial history of @iccwbo, the voice of world business. Enterprise, not government, delivered 20th C’s great prosperity
Int’l commercial arbitration launched 1921 by @iccwbo, a League Covenant by 1923. Now yearly resolves ’000s of disputes, 100s of $billions.
Not Capital but “bettering ideas, sprung from liberalism” explain modern wealth. Dierdre McCloskey’s terrific paper::catallaxyfiles.com/files/2014/12/…
“To promote int’l commerce… peace, progress and cordial relations… by the cooperation of business…”@iccwbobo first constitution (1920)