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January 2015

Here’s the gist of the Cairns Group report that USTR referenced (ictsd.org/bridges-news/b…) in @snlester’s article cato.org/blog/putting-a…)

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snlester I’d like to get excited about taking on agriculture subsidies in trade talks, but I have some doubts: cato.org/blog/putting-a…

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kw_watson Froman promises no accession of new member to TPP without Congressional approval. I’m curious, b/c that’s not how WTO accession works.

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T.S. Elliott & W. Churchill: both dead 50 years? Ah well… Ehu fugaces, Postume… Lions of our roaring youth.

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“[H]is government is in a lot of trouble – it will very likely be a one-term government”catallaxyfiles.com/2015/01/27/how…CB

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I find IMF’s new “data portal” too slow, hard to navigate, loaded down by graphics that get in the way of numbers::data.imf.org

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√√√ RT @kw_watson: To sell Democrats on TPP, Obama conflates free trade with protectionism bit.ly/15DXcju

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kw_watson Confused WaPo bites the anti-China hook: Touts TPP as “U.S. free-trade principles” over “China’s mercantilist goals”. wapo.st/1BS5zp0

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“[Bond] Markets… are the worst way to predict the future, except for all the others.”Nice!::washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

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dikenson .@sdonnan Dem TPA vote a proxy for Clinton v Warren. If Dem “yeas” < 20, Warren challenges Clinton; 20-40 maybe; >40 no

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Stagnation? The “great mediocrity”? It depends on what you measure, of course::gatesnotes.com/2015-annual-le…

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Rowan Callick on the AU trade agenda. Kindly offers me a platform to be rude about Abbott’s “tougher” A-Dumping regs::theaustralian.com.au/business/opini…

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A defense of freedom of speech & refutation of 18c in the NYTimes (of all places) by an “advisor to the Labor party”::nytimes.com/2015/01/21/opi…

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dikenson & will liberalize trade but also incl some protectionism. I support if deal net liberalizing. bit.ly/1hnkABU

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Peter Wallenberg (d. Jan ’15) led @iccwbo in one of the most difficult periods for business::petergallagher.com.au/index.php/site… pic.twitter.com/fAu12VcnTF

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Nope! The reason exch. policies are not in modern trade agremts is stable rates + fiscal autonomy ⊃ capital controls::piie.com/publications/o…

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Sure, empiricism underdetermines reality. Still, high quality data + good analysis tend to quiet silly alarms:: co2science.org/articles/V18/j…

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Graeme Hugo: engaging teacher, generous colleague. Keen, humane understanding of social demography (e.g. marriage market in A-Pac). Vale.

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ALeighMP Sad to hear of the passing of @adelaideuni’s Graeme Hugo, one of Aust’s leading demographers adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-aus… pic.twitter.com/1c1dsWYyoi

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Cutting trade costs unilaterally offers $billions in low hanging fruit. Static penalty of AU’s low avg. duties >$7bn, most falling on SMEs.

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Yes, trade agreements are overrated & IP claims absurd, but Krugman seems far too pessimistic on dynamic gains::krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/sus…

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Trade responds less to GDP growth as production consolidates (foreign value-added in Chinese exports 60% –> 35%)::voxeu.org/article/explai…

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Oxfam misread the data behind its “inequality” factoid. More here (iea.org.uk/node/9980) and here (nextbigfuture.com/2015/01/yes-80…).

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✔️ RT @CISOZ: How long will ISIS last, and what should we do about them: Dr David Kilcullen. bit.ly/1wVxy3s

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Raghuram [project-syndicate.org/commentary/out…] & El-Erian [project-syndicate.org/commentary/unc…] shd. recall the 20th C. growth engine was private enterprise not govt.

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@snlester … fortunately our quarantine regs. protect us from the DNA of (nasty, foreign) chickens. Not to mention bananas.

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@snlester Dumb, but report misleads, too. Most processed (i.e “labeled”) food does not contain viable DNA: processing degrades/destroys it.

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Krugman and fiends think free-trade now “second order issue”? OK. But their first order issue is… Climate change!!?blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015…ET

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scottlincicome Sad but unsurprising: Krugman publicly abandons Nobel Prize-winning commitment to free trade in favor of liberal fads blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015…

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@JeffDSachs @snlester Agree: arguments Robt. Fisk made in his “Great War for Civilisation” (2005). Still, demography of M.E. also a factor.

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MT @SincDavidson: Austerity in 2009-2013: Finds “…cuts in spending are much less costly…[than] tax increases.”:nber.org/papers/w20827Qa

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Halsrethink In 1973 Haldeman proposed new law named “Fair Trade Act”.I told Nixon”fair”a union polit.codeword for “fairer”=more for them&less for others

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kw_watson Hail Mary pass into the endzone of credibility RT @DaveThomas5150: USTR says two-month trajectory for TPP completion insidetrade.com/20150113248670…

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David Cameron doesn’t understand that screwing around with privacy demolishes security, too::boingboing.net/2015/01/13/wha… pic.twitter.com/ZDalsfhgmi

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“We’re not as good on free trade as we like to think, but not as bad as we could be”… but worse than we NEED to becatallaxyfiles.com/2015/01/13/tar…aj

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[Oops! Try Again] √√ John Gruber (!) on Cameron’s thought bubble::daringfireball.net/linked/2015/01…

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If this keeps up we’ll loose the right to condemn the government for not cracking down hard enough on liberties to prevent the next attack.

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Alas, even H. Ergas thinks the answer to an assault on liberal values is “vigorously” to repress “hateful” speech::theaustralian.com.au/opinion/column…

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√√ “…we needn’t bother with more free trade deals. We just need to get rid of our tariffs” Senator Leyonhjelm ::catallaxyfiles.com/2015/01/11/gue…

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snlester .@JonathanTurley: The French government is the real problem for free speech washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-…

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Frydenberg says retailers being hurt by GST-free personal imports but sector turnover rose 4.5% y/y to Nov.14::abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.…

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Hiking GST on imports = trade protection = a (inefficient) tax on consumers designed to subsidise producers (retailers) and raise revenue.

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Freudenberg fibs. Hiking tax (GST) on personal imports is not tax reform (revenue falls). It’s protectionism::theaustralian.com.au/news/no-to-gst…

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