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

July 2015

Ivan Moravec has died. Vale! If you want to know what music means, just listen to this::nytimes.com/2015/07/31/art… pic.twitter.com/25GMJHxF4J

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My guess (why no @ozprodcom evaluation?!) is w/out DF+QF for ag. diverts $, effort better spent on and other WTO plurilaterals.

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If rice, sugar, dairy, beef, cotton not headed to DF+QF, will , add any value to FTAs + for AU, NZ?::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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Decades of cronyism, destruction of social capital burden MYS:: RT @jayantmenon: ’s mess is Mahathir-made - goo.gl/olr5sI

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Looks like Warner’s idiotic claim of copyright on ‘Happy Birthday’ is in trouble::techdirt.com/articles/20150…

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1815now Byron doesn’t sell. His estates fail to reach reserves, Newstead being bought in at 95,000 guineas and Rochdale at £16,000. — July 28 1815.

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insteconomics .@davidedgarwolf @tylercowen or just plain ridiculous.

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“The game story space of professional sports: Australian Rules Football”. Narrative stats analysis (h/t @tylercowen)::arxiv.org/abs/1507.03886

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@leemakiyama @snlester Services before ag? For impact, sure. But services reform alone wd. hike effective. protection for sugar, rice, dairy

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My wish-list: subst. “clean” -ve list on services modes 1-3 + innov. Mode 4; JPN, USA, CAN to open food mkts; no addl. IP; CHN invited.

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Debate on CHAFTA impacts is mostly fact-free. Justifies @ozprodcom call for formal evaluation of goals, outcomes ::theaustralian.com.au/business/econo…

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More tax!!? AIHW shows no reason to support additional revenue to support health expenditure::aihw.gov.au/publication-de…

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Foolish Abbott govt should facilitate not prejudice global agricultural production networks w/ ugly, mandatory CoOL::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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Benefits of FTAs are far . @ozprodcom suggestion for pre+post review wd. show it (so will be pooh-poohed)::pc.gov.au/news-media/spe…

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✔️✔ ️RT @ozprodcom: Chairman’s opening statement to Joint Select Committee.., on Free Trade Agreements ow.ly/PS6SN

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Of course, the scope of any ITA revision depends on the schedules adopted next year::chinatradeextra.com/daily-news/sou…

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A revised ITA finally? “Today’s deal marks a major step forward for innovation and commerce globally” (h/t @sdonnan)::blog.semiconductors.org/blog/its-a-dea…

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Elizabeth Drew: “This is a historical moment… it’s about the efficacy of negotiations versus military action.”nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…fC

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Some triumphs, too. RT @snlester: .@JeffDSachs describes some ugly aspects of US foreign policy…: http://t.co/7TgYXqXqB

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H. Ergas “[A]fter the turmoil of the last month, what little remains of the European ­project also lies in tatters.”::theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/…

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Iran deal — much more significant than Greek farce —winning solid technical chops (yes, of course they’ll game it)nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…wl

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✔️How rare these have become! Engagement is good.”Iran’s nuclear deal is a testament to the power of diplomacy”::ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b…

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SincDavidson If you think this the Greek deal is a coup, you’re an idiot afr.com/opinion/greece… via @FinancialReview

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“Shirley MacLaine plays an elevator attendant…this is actually a romance between a button and a spreadsheet cell”:ben-evans.com/benedictevans/…

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Byron’s lyric “The Isles of PDF Greece…” (1821) is a bitter satire contrasting Greeks’ heroic past & present fear of choosing freedom.

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Abbott’s only calculus now is politics. Climate? Hah! Consolation for firms that lost renewable energy subsidies::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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That Pew Research chart via @sdonnan

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pewresearch Chart: How many people around the world live on how much pewrsr.ch/1JPKy2v pic.twitter.com/8ubfG0KKu4

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Robb pigeon-holes critics:”They are anti-trade… they want the world to stay as it is”. Hope he knows better::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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“The greatest threat to civilisation since World War II..?” If your answer is “What are WMDs?”, you’re just soo 90’s!:theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/terro…

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Perhaps more relevant to Greece than GER debt; the Adenauer/Erhard “wirtschaftswunder” fostered by DM devaluation, mkt. liberalisation.

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Story that GER defaulted on its “debts” fm. WWI keeps running. But AFAIK this is pretty accurate. Last payments 2010::abcnews.go.com/International/…

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✔️”Help Greece Leave the Euro”::bloombergview.com/articles/2015-…

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About this consensus on the terrible disaster that would follow , when did the predictions of macroeconomists become credible again?

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@g_mastropavlos @gavinschallio @howserob in fact GER repaid all of assessed WWI “debt”. France & others reached a settlement with US Tsy.

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Syzria irresponsible on debt; Greece suffers income cuts without reform. But it should now vote no. Greeks’ best hope lies outside the Euro.

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✔️”Rationing makes the actual welfare cost of price controls much higher than the standard deadweight loss triangle”::gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-comm…

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@MattMurray8 @sdonnan Two-way AUS trade has grown since 2005 by 40% measured in nom. $A esp. AU imports (ag. growth not explains)

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@MattMurray8 @sdonnan OK. To clarify, those are $A export data. I see Zoellick is talking 2-way trade.

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@MattMurray8 @sdonnan Query Zoellick’s data. Fm UN TradeMap $A(nom) growth =19% merch, 20% srvcs (2005-latest) vs 92%|35% to World

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SimonJCowan A better - Australia signs a free trade agreement with itself and immediately demands the reduction of all tariff barriers

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“Wolfgang Kasper on the Euro”(econlog.econlib.org/archives/2015/…). WK has long been a favourite; click-thru to read the article.

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