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

July 2021

RitaPanahi Targets set by national cabinet to re-open Australia are absurdly high. Where is the cost benefit analysis on…f6

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KennedyCSIS Wang Dan makes a strong argument that the extremely broad tech restrictions vs China ramped up under Trump may…Ji

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ATabarrok “…we live under a government, and particularly a public health community, that can’t do cost-benefit analysis,…5v

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Is this ML an incredible aid to productivity (writing full code blocs from comment/descriptions) or is it…QA

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RT @insteconomics: The United States’ “devastatingly broken immigration system” is about to result in one of the largest cuts to legal migr…

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“Australia will experience a permanent loss of population and productive potential” fm planned immigration cuts. Pr…

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JustinWolfers Countries with a larger share of the population fully vaccinated than Australia: Albania, Argentina, Austria,…vL

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RT @TimSmithMP: So from tomorrow Victorians can visit a brothel but not their parents… !?

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What we could have spent (still could spend) money on instead of pitiful, wasteful doles to recompense the…px

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Adam_Creighton “Lockdown will ‘lift’ at midnight but severe restrictions will remain on individuals and businesses.

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@samirvarma So it starts with a Big Puff rather than a Big Bang?

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Also, appalling orthography (why am I not surprised?).…

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Victoria’s current ‘extended lockdown’ prompted by ‘cases’ predominantly affecting people < 40yrs who may get ill…jd

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SincDavidson Wonder if he has told this to the Labor premiers who are closing borders or High Court judges who won’t enforce…8f

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@FXMC1957 The AU Embassy in BXL holds an ANZAC day dawn service at Zonnenbeke and afterwards joins the Mayor of…ij

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A “year or two’s” productivity (biology) in a few hours thanks to DeepMind’s protein-structure…

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“Do Lockdowns Work?” The case ‘for’ is terrible: nearly always ‘post hoc ergo propter hoc’. Then the internat’l…2u

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RT @_stah: Look at England’s antibody prevalence curve. This is where we are headed. Everyone gets antibodies.

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D_A_Irwin Here is my salute to the 30th anniversary of the July 1991 reforms that took down the License Raj and opened India’…mu

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The 1990 “Whole Genome” project led to wonders at every level of biology, medicine eg safe, effective…pG

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@foundmyfitness “Replication is needed in other cohorts to validate this FA fingerprint as a predictor of…0x

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The Grampians: a small album of recent images from the National Park.


@snlester This ‘besties’ stuff is juvenile. It offers nothing to either the USA nor AU. It may irritate CHN (do…TD

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Of course you already know this stuff (P-values!), but… such a clear restatement of the basics of hypothesis…WC5E

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SincDavidson How is preventing people from returning to their own homes from another part of Australia legal or constitutional?

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Why does Jeff Bezos spend ~$1bn a year on @blueorigin? He’s a briliant entrepreneur, so maybe his bet will pay off……q5

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TimSmithMP The Andrews Labor govt spent $15 million of taxpayers money, 3 times the cost of the Coate Inquiry itself, to…Au

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@insteconomics And they would differ in this from the USA (the primary wrecker of the AB) how? A matter of degree…

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DickKingSmith Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.” - Aristotle (384 BC- 322 BC).

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Germany’s ‘flood disaster’ in reality a government disaster::…

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SincDavidson There is no evidence that Australia has worked together during Covid. To the contrary our federation has…a2

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“The delay is a function of the government’s initial complacency and the… sabotage of its “workhorse”…ATlOfC

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Ahead of Jeff Bezos’ peek at ‘space’ on Tuesday, here’s my 2019 essay ‘Bezos In Space’: “Bezos says the goal of…bQ

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“The Mysterious Ancient City That’s Rewriting Chinese History” 12-11 C BCE. Wealthy, monumental Bronze Age. No…HW

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BjornLomborg EU wants to radically change itself to reduce emissions 55% by 2030

Extra cost upwards of €10,000 per EU citizen (…od

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RT @jhnhellstrom: Today Sweden recorded approximately 250 new covid cases and Australia approximately 100…
Here is Swedens response diff…

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“Another great failure is that we didn’t learn a lot. We did so many different interventions, but we didn’t…vs

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Yes! And almost everyone *would* live if AU governments were more digiligent on vaccination.…

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“The problem is that you’ve already lost the battle if you’re having to train it on thousands and thousands of…6O

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“Not all experts are created equal”… nor…ZH

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This work has long (30+ years!) seemed one of the most promising & difficult directions for the development of…ts

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The EU imposes a withering cost on the whole world for its own gratification (no evident “climate” benefit) in a…a8

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Judith Curry, a climate scientist, destroys the ‘climate emergency’ story in 700 words. The last para. is key:…yt

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Ashlee_Aldridge Albury Mayor Kevin Mack addresses the media on the latest closure by quoting Stealers Wheel “Clowns to…gX

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An “acting” VIC public servant closes the borders to NSW, ACT. Is this what our nation was meant to be? Cowed…pz

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A magisterial essay from Magister @HenryErgas. Put another way, that expensive, intrusive airport “security…GJ

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“Software Vulnerabilities in the Boeing 787” Not what you want to think…

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RT @insteconomics: I review Australia’s outbound investment in the US in my latest @ussc report. As I note in the report, Australia has an…

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Alas, if only it were so simple—we could all be marxists! Protection is an intuitively attractive idea for rich…OOK

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RT @insteconomics: I have a new report out with @ussc highlighting Australia’s underperformance relative to peer economies in attracting US…

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snlester “accord is designed to stop countries from competing to lure corporations by offering lower tax rates”


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“Public Health England pegged the fatality rate for Alpha at 1.9%. It estimates the fatality rate for Delta is…bK

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RitaPanahi Australia’s national cabinet has just decided to cut number of returned travellers by 50%. This capitulation is a…kX

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“…officials have decided to temporarily reduce commercial inbound passenger arrivals by 50 per cent, due to the…j4

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“The national cabinet has made the lines of accountability and responsibility in our dysfunctional federation…Id

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