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Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed

Game Theory It feels very familiar - but it's still good
Mike Plant, 15 Sep 12:43

Evil mining firms? Please. Obeying profit motive is KINDER to the environment

Worstall @ the Weekend Iron Age ends... and a point is proven
Tim Worstall, 14 Sep 12:02

The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Plus: 'NostrilTime' wristjob vid action
Alistair Dabbs, 13 Sep 10:00

Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

Antique Code Show Monsters need to earn a living too
Lucy Orr, 12 Sep 12:02

Concerning VMware’s vCloud Air: It's all about choice

Sysadmin blog 'Niche' cloud player in the only niche that matters, says Trevor Pott
Trevor Pott, 11 Sep 09:34

Limits to Growth is a pile of steaming doggy-doo based on total cobblers

Worstall @ the Weekend The Guardian praised it? Right, now we know for sure
Tim Worstall, 07 Sep 13:10

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Tim Worstall

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Tim Worstall is an Englishman who has failed at many things. Thus his turn to writing, the last refuge of many who could make a living no other way. He is, as an example of his business and financial perspicacity, the head of the international scandium oligopoly: the only commodity which has not risen in price in the past decade.

Poverty? Pah. That doesn't REALLY exist any more

It's a bit of a surprise to find The Guardian, of all places, telling us that there's not actually any poverty in the UK today. But John Lanchester makes that case in the country's leading tax dodging publication. And the lovely thing about it is that he's entirely correct. We've not got, by any global or historical standard, …
Tim Worstall, 21 Sep 2014

Evil mining firms? Please. Obeying profit motive is KINDER to the environment

Goldman Sachs has released a note to investors shouting that this is the end of the iron age. But it's not talking about how pointy bits on spears are now replaced by lead in bullets: rather, that the age when owning a mountain of iron ore was a route to easy billions is over. We don't need your I wouldn't normally bring such …
Tim Worstall, 14 Sep 2014
Double Facepalm; when one facepalm is not enough.

Limits to Growth is a pile of steaming doggy-doo based on total cobblers

Keeping a technologically based civilisation on the road isn't all that easy. There must be stuff available to make stuff from and there's got to be energy to do the transforming of that stuff. If we posited something like The Culture by Iain M. Banks, where there's a universe of stuff to transform and an entire universe's worth …
Tim Worstall, 07 Sep 2014
Abacus. Credit: Newsum Antiques

The IT kit revolution's OVER, say beancounters - but how do they know?

One of the great problems within economics is in trying to work out what's a structural change, what's a cyclical change and what's being buggered up just because you're not measuring it properly. For example, we can look at how much companies (or more accurately, non-household entities) are spending on the computing …
Tim Worstall, 03 Sep 2014

Britain's housing crisis: What are we going to do about it?

We talked last week about how macroeconomics is still pretty terrible at telling us what we ought to do about the world around us, which is why I always rather scratch me head at people who insist that rent control is going to be a good way of solving our current housing crisis. For amongst economists, there's a pretty good …
Tim Worstall, 30 Aug 2014

Why has the web gone to hell? Market chaos and HUMAN NATURE

It's possible to have a certain sympathy for Sir Tim Berners-Lee as he looks at what people have done to his glorious world wide web. Instead of it remaining the glorious bottom-up egalitarian creation it once was, it's become infested with people like Facebitch using it to scramble for filthy lucre. Diddums to that, really: …
Tim Worstall, 27 Aug 2014