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September 2018

@BaldingsWorld Actually: no. The outcome of a successful WTO dispute requires the loser to bring their laws/policie… https://t.co/lPBlm2c8il

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Hooray! As it was in 1958, for pencils anyway (https://t.co/FQQ0cnFAhD). https://t.co/kFTQzIK2o0

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Do trade-wars lead to real wars? “The natural effect of trade is to bring about peace” (Montesquieu, De l’esprit de… https://t.co/WDo9OrRMTr

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“Goods and services from China accounted for only 2.7% of U.S. personal consumption expenditures in 2010, of which… https://t.co/LWEAoZPgrZ

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Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has a conventional “balanced” asset allocation in equities, fixed-income & property… https://t.co/11LC6oBzg8

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Pressed on threats to ‘globalization’, the CEO of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund speculates there might be 2 mega-r… https://t.co/JYEoWRASp2

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@insteconomics “…and pay more tax.”

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On the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearings almost 30 years ago (via @MargRev):: https://t.co/gZCZ2OUvlt

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Of course we can expect pieties from the these Ministers about “WTO reform” (Hah!). They also want us to take serio… https://t.co/HOKRnZzhcg

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RT @CatoTrade: While the administration shows no signs of backing down, there are two possible events that could lead to some reconsiderati…

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WTO Member govts reached just one (mushy) agreement in 25 years of negotiations, reducing the Organization to a boo… https://t.co/yxZ18ywM25

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… ‘grand mutual gains’? Dunno… but why not?

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The CHN “White Paper” on the trade conflict with USA puts up a plausible defence on IP, lands a few punches, and ma… https://t.co/J5LHBTQpXK

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Perhaps one reason governments abuse foreign trade: no skin in the game. US ITC estimates imply government imports… https://t.co/WQGrHj8BQB

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RT @snlester: The new KORUS is just the old KORUS with minor tweaks: https://t.co/B80TDELgoO https://t.co/OmoKVYB8rD

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RT @greg_ip: Solar power externalities: 2/3 of rise in residential electric bills for 3 California utilities due to increase in distributed…

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James B Reston (NY TImes 27 Jan, 1946) reporting the first meeting of the UN in London: “To the League of Nations c… https://t.co/1Pv3vNHtzK

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@chip_roh Democracy means, of course, getting what we vote for and getting it “good and hard” as Mencken said ;-)

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Pres Trump thinks trade is about bargaining for dollars; that’s his policy. He hardly knows how foreign trade & cap… https://t.co/lyCQ4q88sx

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USTR Lighthizer has foreign-policy, not trade, goals: to force vaguely specified changes in CHN economic policies &… https://t.co/9ES49ntNMP

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The 15 years CHN needed to negotiate WTO accession and 15 years it took to implement the Protocol saw dramatic chan… https://t.co/VpmBwbt280

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How can USTR Lighthizer believe a “trade war” will change CHN, or USA for that matter? In the 1980s he watched from… https://t.co/QBWf8GaPBj

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Trade measures have power to cause harm at home, but trade agreements are puny levers on the world. Cordell Hull’s… https://t.co/fBUsLLA0aJ

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The progressive internationalism (“prosperity is indivisible”) of the UN, Bretton Woods & GATT agreements did not e… https://t.co/LefQ3pPPfv

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JFK’s moon-shot “Grand Design” (1962) for trans-Atlantic economic “interdependence” (his term) & for integrating em… https://t.co/KyG46iBJuk

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The World Bank estimated (2005 Global Economic Prospects) ~ 65% of developing ctry. liberalization in previous 20 y… https://t.co/gyyH4ilRcc

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The Trump-Lighthizer attack on CHN is based on (mostly?) wrong facts; it prejudicially misreads an historic opportu… https://t.co/YMbcWX2eYD

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The combative rhetoric of US cabinet officials on CHN and of the President on trade in general is disturbing but no… https://t.co/klsuFJIUqv

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Excellent portrait. I wd. say Mr Lighthizer’s policies are more reminiscent of Malcolm Baldridge (lead photo) than… https://t.co/MbTkhVfHoQ

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The Trump tariff regime becomes a form of import licensing. Historical experience is that “lIcenses” — e.g. to imp… https://t.co/0zzO5tcYrL

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RT @DanielJHannan: Here it is, the perfect British-American trade treaty. I hope it will become the basis of a broader trade nexus among li…

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RT @insteconomics: Funny how some commentators view the economy as just an extension of Canberra and the political system, as though the e…

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RT @spikedonline: After years of scaremongering about the Irish border, the EU now admits there is a technical fix. It is scandalous how Br…

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RT @davidcollinslaw: The Ideal U.S.-U.K. Free Trade Agreement: A Free Trader’s Perspective https://t.co/veTUwY5gck via @CatoInstitute

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Seems it has taken a while for @tylercowen to start worrying that the Trump war-on-trade might matter to the USA ec… https://t.co/lxhHeLpdS9

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RT @JPTrachtman: In case anyone still cares, the US tariffs on China, and China’s retaliation, are both clear violations of WTO law. The U…

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Jim Manzi (2010) on the causal density of social science; how it undermines both regression-based & random-experime… https://t.co/ltfEd81pMH

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Still, the most important issue for the US & CHN economies in any Mnuchin-Liu talks is the counterpart of the trade… https://t.co/TO3pcOOlO3

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Were there to be negotiations, I assume CHN would offer VERs. Contrary to Art XIX, of course, but probably their be… https://t.co/KmLjNKwd8v

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CatoTrade The U.S. Trade Beef with China. buff.ly/2Mr5sx2 pic.twitter.com/QgAjqIg0gG

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@FastMail Endorse your criticisms of this objectionable, unnecessary bill.

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Tariffs are destructive probes into a vast, obscure, but highly-articulated engine (https://t.co/06NOzezNRI). They… https://t.co/IxVngNRl22

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Hmm…An instance of @ATabarrok pedagogy? Surprising! Still, could be the best way to explain Macro. https://t.co/6BnE9htgh8

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RT @insteconomics: “I never had that conversation with him.” https://t.co/OYk1r43gFX

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It’s misleading to call the Trump tariffs a “conflict between the world’s two biggest economies” (… https://t.co/Zl1SR4NMpV

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It’s an astonishing piece of treacherous self-serving. ‘Political’ staffers are the same the world over, I guess. A… https://t.co/HpbJHkicG5

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@D_A_Irwin Indeed. RIP Mike Finger: canny, contrarian, a critic of the Baldwin/Regan 1980s ‘trade war’, disciple of… https://t.co/LcDN8ebp2Y

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Notionally to secure the assets of big tech companies who went into CHN with their eyes wide-open, Mr Trump blindsi… https://t.co/XqHLtUoFBV

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The smaller cities of Emilia Romagna (Modena, Parma, Ferrara, Ravenna) have survived two thousand years of turmoil… https://t.co/ln74Zhe8iU

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The never-ending cocktail party of the Immortals: “Life devoid of categorical desires, Williams claimed, would devo… https://t.co/R39wPh2Rzp

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RT @USSC: .@insteconomics argues the ‘no’ case in the latest in our Debate Papers Series on whether the global trading system will survive…

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The rate of human genetic mutation: “[D]ozens of humans harbor a mutation in [each of ~3bn base pairs of the genome… https://t.co/PVzdxpSLpL

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RT @insteconomics: ‘Five Eyes’ Nations Quietly Demand Government Access to Encrypted Data https://t.co/JwFXYCXNUg

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RT @alanbeattie: 2/ He’s used trade policy to try to force domestic reform (ag and services) in a textbook way; he’s tried to round up coal…

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RT @USSC: Will the global trading system survive Trump’s tariffs? ITS Global’s Alan Oxley and @insteconomics go head-to-head in the latest…

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Apparent consumption (incl. waste) of alcohol in AU down to levels not seen since 1962. A new sobriety? Decline in… https://t.co/Wp3g9a5LCc

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How to make a quick “back of envelope” estimate (from https://t.co/GCr4bUreA1). The geometric mean is like an arith… https://t.co/blgDQDgdwJ

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@snlester It’s a risk. But “just say no” is a tough call. Wd. be interesting to know how procedures for adding a pr… https://t.co/NvBuJYVmYU

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@SamKSS An “FTA” with the EU will cost us ~ nothing on the trade/investment side (altho maybe some IP concessions)… https://t.co/ZOruojTwEl

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“Cell Biology by the Numbers” (Milo, Phillips) with beautiful illustrations (Orme). Well written, accessible, detai… https://t.co/3iolGvtCOf

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@samirvarma Yes, you’re right: too harsh. Cracks in the edifice would be welcome. Still, I’m attracted to the argum… https://t.co/jpf9sAmzcH

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We all hope that there’s something just over the horizon that will replace the arbitrary, creaky “standard model”.… https://t.co/VSsHOurcOL

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Die-hard CAN dairy protectionists often claim (https://t.co/RF5Fz0EzRh) they’d be “wiped out” by trade liberalizati… https://t.co/qLsA7alP1Q

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@snlester No: DFAT say only that it’s being ‘scrubbed’. I can’t believe much of it is original so I would expect t… https://t.co/1tsO8FD0mH

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This (USA holiday) weekend, Australians should, but won’t, celebrate a new broad, deep trade agreement with a big n… https://t.co/oKRa6I3lGF

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Congress may be willing to allow Mr Trump some rein on CHN (I don’t agree). But will they stand-by while he trample… https://t.co/MG91hgwCd7

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Wow! “… no political necessity… decades of abuse”?! How does the USA’s close friend and neighbour deserve this?… https://t.co/QN37A8jCSo

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It has taken a while to work out, but the AU-IDN “Comprehensive Partnership” (i.e. FTA) agreed yesterday seems a ve… https://t.co/Dx9r5xgEHP

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