The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @pwgallagher ever

May 2012

Most treaties look backward: many are DOA. LOS, negotiated painfully 40 years ago, works. Still the USA dithers! on.wsj.com/KV7Q6O

via WSJ-iPad

Unilateral tariff liberalisation : terrific short article by Richard Baldwin on globalisation/supply chain impacts rdd.me/qn0ruroo

via Readability

Ericsson, $1bn contractor to NBN, says 2x broadband speed = +0.3% GDP. Extrapolation based on 2 years’ (!!!) data. ericsson.com/news/1550083

via iCab Mobile (Web Browser)

Excellent Tim Wilson account of giant winners from the carbon tax swindle::goo.gl/teCAq

via Mr. Reader on iOS

Absence of complementary assets and steep technology gradient sink electric car sales, for now on.wsj.com/Jt118W

via WSJ-iPad

Turnbull gets stuck into shoddy ACCC endorsement of NBN-OPTUS deal to eliminate cable competition. Terrific speech. goo.gl/rEkgR

via Mr. Reader on iOS

Post/zip codes should work like IDD codes: optionally add a country prefix to a local code.

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Salon: CIA phoney vaccination program run by Pakistani doctor, now jailed, a horrifying act with children as victims http://t.co/kt7m3WLX

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alanbeattie Wouldn’t it be *ace* if everyone understood the concepts of counterfactuals, opportunity costs & the fungibility of money?

via web (retweeted on 1:30 PM, May 24th, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)

@timwilsoncomau Apples = the negotiator’s friend. Jet-lagged, 3am wrangles a horror. Eating an apple keeps the body alert. Tried it. Works!

via Tweetbot for iOS in reply to timwilsoncomau

Unlike China, USA has a fountain of youth that’s just starting to flow (immigration will help,too) http://t.co/kMTXSKr2

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H Ergas on the political history of wasteful redistribution: brilliant! goo.gl/kjTC6

via Mr. Reader

Seeking that happy volume where Bach penetrates, but gloomy-earnest ABC chatter drowns in the washing machine’s slush and slurry

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In any airport: amazing how alienating the repeated tonal riffs and thumps become when the wine is too poor to provide relief…

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J Sloan: proposed “illegal logging” import ban is protectionism not environmentalism ( goo.gl/hIoQq). Agree!

via Mr. Reader

@insteconomics Wilson doesn’t explain how Canberra gatekeepers can pretend to predict firms’ behaviour/success here. Give FIRB the brush!

via Tweetbot for iOS in reply to insteconomics

brewery by-products in Oz are all fluids and gasses. Vegemite (umami) flavours originate elsewhere.

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GE Money 28-Degrees credit card fraud-protection crap. Barred for 24 hrs (even after calling!) for trying to use 50% of my credit. Scissors!

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Japan nuke free (and dimmer) for the first time in forty years zite.to/ISFedx

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Hollande sets the test of his success: “have I advanced equality?” Easy! The route to greater equality is all downhill! http://t.co/pUmoQ8jx

via Safari on iOS

In Honolulu for academic confab on economic aspects of USA-Aust alliance in 21st C. Bombay-tonics on Waikiki buzz with harmony, prosperity

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alanbeattie It’s basically like watching a caffeinated up-all-night squirrel nipping at a slightly dopey just-got-up owl.

via web (retweeted on 8:26 AM, May 3rd, 2012 via Tweetbot for iOS)

When Jean-Marie Le Pen tortured his father to death before his family in 1957, this boy stole and hid Le Pen’s dagger.. lemonde.fr/tiny/1694213/

via Le Monde.fr on iOS

@otixo imagine if Dropbox, iCloud and Google Drive were all down four hours at the same time. Can’t use a service that makes that a reality

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#unimelb Prof Tania Voon’s analysis of a difficult WTO health-trade decision: US ban on kretek cigs. http://t.co/GYRKvFEM

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USTR Releases Ridiculous ‘Naughty’ Special 301 List For Countries Who Don’t Pass Silly Laws Hollywood Wants zite.to/IDAmZy via @Zite

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