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

August 2021

TheAncientWorld A typical complaint fielded by Babylonian administrators: “I am not getting water for my sesame field. The sesame w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VT

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D_A_Irwin Happy (belated) 94th birthday to the great trade economist Max Corden! 1/4 pic.twitter.com/RyIVQiXTa9

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RT @sailorrooscout: Denmark, whose health minister said yesterday that the country had fully vaccinated more than 70% of its population, wi…

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DrKGregorevic 8 armed police just came through my local park, full of families and children playing, to stop people sitting in pa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3m

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@snlester Guess Deputy level wd be more suitable.

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@snlester Now who do I know has the depth of understanding, the analytical insight, moderation & persuasiveness nee..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hb

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CISOZ In 1901, Australia’s 6 colonies united in a single Commonwealth. For 120 years, the bond among the states & territo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Uf

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@tradereporter I haven’t looked for it, Doug. The restrictions which are mostly informal, have not been uniform (&..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gK

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“Apple dispatched its SVP-for-Software Ken doll to speak with the Journal not to protect the company’s users, but t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…r7

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@tradereporter Somewhat helped by CHN cutting AU out of the import supply chain for meat, grains, seafood, wine (as..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wm

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Billilla Blossoms: ‘shutter therapy’ in the gardens of a once-gracious mansion from the 1880s in Brighton (Australi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eE

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“It turns out the wholehearted embrace of cotton totes may actually have created a new problem”. If you recall the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dh

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Combined benefit of lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, masks, closing schools & businesses: LESS than zero. A detailed..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mU

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samirvarma Researchers discover hidden SARS-CoV-2 ‘gate’ that opens to allow COVID infection buff.ly/3y6Omr4 pic.twitter.com/txnhqmemTn

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@bitfliq @ben_golub @samirvarma …Oops.. I meant Knuth lecuring on the errors OF…

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Interesting to read the comments on stories like this: readers are more sensible, moderate & alarmed/exhausted by t… https://t.co/jpVjeBBN4z

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DavidLeyonhjelm “Daniel Andrews .. has done nothing to secure workers to fix problems that are leaving our grain growers, wool prod..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sn

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JeromeFahrer @SHamiltonian If Covid policy fuckwittery was an Olympic sport we would win all the gold medals.

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@fakehistoryhunt Yep, it’s fake. You can tell because there’s no masks!

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mattjcan Great column from Gary Banks in the AFR today:

“When laws and regulations are perceived to lack legitimacy, it sho..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wG

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SincDavidson “When laws and regulations are perceived to lack legitimacy, it should come as no surprise if some citizens choose..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5x

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clairlemon The morons who trashed AZ for Australians have a lot to answer for. pic.twitter.com/SXRO2UrDmQ

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Masks are ~useless: “…while higher ventilation capacities are required to fully mitigate aerosol build-up, even r..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PD

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TimSmithMP Well said @tminear the “Commonwealth has a stockpile of about three million AstraZeneca doses, ready to be shipped..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zE

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New book from CHN’s former Dep. For. Minister on dressing well & “personal growth”. As someone likes to say: “solve..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…E7

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michaelkoziol Doherty Institute boss Sharon Lewin is very clear on the modelling: “Whether you start at 30 cases or 800 cases yo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…HK

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@SincDavidson @tylercowen Exactly. I think Tyler is being provocative; perhaps not paying that much attention. Othe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…90

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@AlvaroDeMenard Somewhat like Isadore’s 7th C “Etymologies”. 100s(?) of monastic copies made of his anthology of qu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0W

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MaxBlumenthal A groundbreaking CDC study of 90,000 students in 169 schools was buried after it concluded that “distancing, hybrid..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dd

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LibDems Covid Policy Statement - Liberal Democrats ldp.org.au/covid_policy

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Learning fm. the classics: Numa, Rome’s first lawgiver, decided at the start to control the Plebs by putting irrati..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…J6

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snlester Australia and China have agreed to use the MPIA arbitration process for any appeal in the DS598 WTO dispute on Chin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9w

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RT @_davidlimbrick: Remember when the daily pressers used to say “We will end up like Sweden! Horror!”. Now they say “Look at Sydney! Horro…

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maxstainkamph A bit more clarification, which was hard to give mid-press conference while keeping the Shepp team in the loop: the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RU

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‘Tipping point’!? (Oh dear.. what a tired old frightener). Just 2 days of data here showing new cases above the rec..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ZK

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GrayConnolly In terms of stupid, punitive, pointless, measures by State Premiers who want to burn the joint down to save it, Dan..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lx

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⁦B Schneier on Apple’s proposed “AI” image snooping system, hacked even before roll-out: “This was a bad idea from..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ok

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SkyNewsAust Melbourne has reached 200 days in lockdown since the pandemic began which makes it one of the most locked down citi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6m

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SincDavidson Health economist? Pandemic forecaster? Chief medical officer of any Australian state? twitter.com/ddofinternet/s…

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ATabarrok ‘Breathtakingly, given the Sydney outbreak has been going for months, the TGA says: “Planning for the greater use o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yo

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DavidLeyonhjelm “The Economist has noted that the only countries persisting with a COVID elimination strategy are islands and dicta..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nB

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“This last indignity is the final act in Australia’s Theatre of the Absurd. The ACT government has no power to deci..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Gx

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CampbellNewman Cancelling Parliament is all part of the @DanielAndrewsMP playbook to crush any sort of scrutiny of what he has don..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xY

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paulnovosad Uh-oh — virtually all major RCTs funded by an NIH institute (NHLBI) before 2000 were false positives. Once hypothes.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kiQ

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RT @SincDavidson: This has been Australian government policy too. Once more we’re leading the world. https://t.co/FPWW3eeyJO

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DHughesy Will PM ever wake up and realise Premiers have dismantled the Federation?

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jeff_kennett If what I am hearing is correct that Victoria will go into a curfew, then 6 million law abiding citizens are being..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…E8

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TimSmithMP PARLIAMENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED by Dictator Dan.

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G. Soros constrasts CHN & USA writing: “The U.S. stands for a democratic, open society in which the role of the gov..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…De

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RT @SincDavidson: Freedom has positive externalities and will be undersuppled. Toilet paper is a pure private good. So more people will fig…

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@samirvarma @motherwell This question needs an answer for which — as someone once said — there is insufficient roomtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…s8WL

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Why no outrage? In a brief post I attempt to answer a question from @samirvarma about why Australians’ reaction to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3N

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@Peters_Glen 1.07 deg. over 120 years is 1/900 of a degree per year: with ZERO natural variation or drivers, you sa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vu

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RT @ThatEricAlper: Tony Bennett has officially retired from performing live.
His two 95th birthday concerts at Radio City Music Hall with L…

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@samirvarma This tweet surely wins some sort of prize: sex, sand and plastics! I am in awe! Salaam!

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Snowden The Taliban retaking Afghanistan in a matter of weeks as September 11th nears is a tragic symbol of the last decade..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…p0

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Damn! 8/13/21… did you miss it too? But then… “there’s a Fibonacci day coming up in about a year and a half: 1-1twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SuSi50

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A scandalously slow vaccination campaign & Victoria’s quarantine disaster cost AU many more deaths than we should h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dh

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@CISOZ Did you notice that when D Andrews asked the Victorian Parliament for extended powers to abuse our freedom,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…s7

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@SincDavidson Agreed: the human-rights angle, altho correct, is a bottom-of-the-barrel resort. Lockdowns are abusiv..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…AG

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“Australia has now violated each and every clause of this universal human right and seemingly without much debate o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bs

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SincDavidson So why exactly is Greg Hunt still the health minister? twitter.com/PhillipCoorey/…

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JDMayger The new outbreaks of Covid-19 in Asia aren’t really getting the attention they deserve, but the economic effects ar..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fD

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Snowden Papers writing on Assange should mention the core of the US’s extradition case—a frail and deeply suspect “hacking”.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sur

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Interesting discussion of students’ “mental models” of data distribution in a computer file system. The iPhone’s (..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bQ

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Excellent article from @benthompson on Apples’ big “mistake” (on-phone monitoring). I think it’s no mistake, but an..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…KJ

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WSJopinion Markets may fail sometimes, but government policy fails much more frequently, and the world benefits from private e..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…B4

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@howserob @wendyscutler @USTradeRep @AmbassadorTai I’m with the “Neo’s”. Those values may be admirable, but the pur..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fG

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clairlemon The Australian government has spent (& printed) inordinate sums of money in pursuing COVID-Zero. (Around $320B so f..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zN

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pwafork Why did it take seven or eight months for the TGA to approve a jab already OK’d in the US and EU? dailytelegraph.com.au/coronavirus/ja…

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BjornLomborg UN routinely warns us that we have just a few years left until catastrophe:

In 1972, half a century ago, Maurice S..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6W

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@australian To be more precise, taking account of the near equilibrium in the Earth Energy Balance 2001-18 (estimat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…N3

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“The best estimate of climate sensitivity, the warming that can be expected from a doubling of carbon dioxide in th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wp

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misha_saul I got to give my views to a perplexed US audience in USA Today

No, it isn’t a military dictatorship in Australia..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…u3

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Adam_Creighton Good thing Israel put that mask mandate back on 24th June.
If there’s one thing 16 months of real world mask data s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oT

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@gruber I tweeted your article b/c it offered a clear explanation of the proposed changes: which I do judge ‘harshl..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OX

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“But…this does indicate we will need to find some way of living with such case numbers, without falling apart and ptwitter.com/i/web/status/1…XfQq

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Apple advocate & apologist ⁦@gruber⁩ details the operations of the “AI” image inspection software Apple will instal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…TE

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Progressive_Con Daniel Andrews’s life experience consists of moving from university to ALP staffer to ALP MP & Premier - without ev..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ts

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A very good account of a converation with @tylercowen touching on his high-altitude views (always provocative) of m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Aj

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Hundreds of comments on an ArsTechnica summary of the Apple image+message scanning tech (to be involuntarily instal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…u8

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evacide Louder, for the people in the back: it’s impossible to build a client-side scanning system that can only be used fo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…it

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mjtsai Scanning iCloud Photos for Child Sexual Abuse: mjtsai.com/blog/2021/08/0…

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“CSAM” scanning is initially opt-in and USA based. But it is a tool designed for abuse: obscure & deeply intrusive..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YN

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“Our political class shows itself, once again, to be best at the worst of politics, and worst at its best,: who can..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ze

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pwafork Not for the first time, Australia’s pandemic response reminds of Santayana’s great line: “Fanaticism consists in re..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kS

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engineers_feed On Aug 5, 1890, Nikola Tesla patented Alternating-Current Electro-Magnetic Motor. pic.twitter.com/3OOFbtnDom

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alan_john_moran First F’book cancelled Craig Kelly; nobody said anything because they didn’t agree with him. Then Twitter cancelled..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vx

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Lighthizer is on track to be the most influential USTR in decades, reversing previous policy lines (Froman? Who he?..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hc

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“…one thing COVID has made clear to me is that a LOT of people are looking for the world to provide them with dramatwitter.com/i/web/status/1…WyTR

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RT @Adam_Creighton: I realise no-one cares in the slightest during The Great Insanity

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emollick Your friends get sick before you, due to the Friendship Paradox (your friends are, on average, more popular than yo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9e

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SincDavidson We should have had this debate a year ago. But so-called ‘top economists’ shut it down by claiming there was no tra..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zf

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@samirvarma The Economist rediscovers Quine, Durkheim, J S Mill… (empiricism underdetermines reality). Cute, but sort of late to the party.

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Sure… but those damned sparkly unicorns…Grr! I even miss Peppa (not to mention The Cat or The Lorax… ehu fugawsj.com/articles/let-i…d4qohu

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MelMitchell1 “Herbert Simon said we should call it ‘complex information processing.’ What would the world be like if it was cal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VE

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axios Of the 164 million vaccinated Americans, less than 0.1% have been infected with the coronavirus, and 0.001% have di..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…LO

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