Tim Worstall

Tim Worstall

Tim Worstall is a businessman dealing with the rare earth metals, a freelance writer, and Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute.


Commerce

Obama: Slowly but Surely Stealing our Retirement Savings

Obama: Slowly but Surely Stealing our Retirement Savings

May 24 2010

There’s an old story variously ascribed to any number of inscrutable Chinese men: how do you get the cat to bite a hot pepper? Zhou

Commerce

Leave It to the Markets

Leave It to the Markets

May 12 2010

If the Dow plunges a thousand points in 10 minutes, what should we do about it? Other than scrape that brown stuff off the insides

Eco-mania

How Earth Day Became a Totalitarian Movement Straight Out of 1984

How Earth Day Became a Totalitarian Movement Straight Out of 1984

Apr 22 2010

Yes, it’s Earth Day again, the day we’re all supposed to think about Mother Gaia and what we can do to worship her in the

Commerce

Want to Pay Higher Taxes? Write Your Own Foolish Check

Want to Pay Higher Taxes? Write Your Own Foolish Check

Apr 08 2010

No, you don’t have to be clever or intelligent to either get or be rich. Some achieve great wealth via the Lucky Sperm Club, others

Gossip

Ricky Martin’s Coming Out: Most Boring Celebrity Story Ever

Ricky Martin’s Coming Out: Most Boring Celebrity Story Ever

Apr 02 2010

Good looking man who can sing and dance is gay: well, that’s a shocker really, isn’t it?  “I am proud to say that I am

Commerce

Lighthizer and America’s Backward Trade Policy

Lighthizer and America’s Backward Trade Policy

Mar 31 2010

What’s wrong with American trade? In short, the people America has negotiating its trade agreements. One Robert E. Lighthizer, a deputy trade rep under Reagan,

Cultural Caviar

Kate Winslet Split From Sam Mendes, Guilty of (Best) Actress Syndrome

Kate Winslet Split From Sam Mendes, Guilty of (Best) Actress Syndrome

Mar 18 2010

Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes: Hollywood power couple marriage ends up on the trash heap. Does this come as a surprise to anyone? There are

Commerce

Quit Blaming Wall Street

Quit Blaming Wall Street

Mar 11 2010

Much as it pains me to do so I fear that I must praise a left leaning economist. Dean Baker, please stand up and take

Commerce

How Megachurches Would Profit From Temple Prostitution

How Megachurches Would Profit From Temple Prostitution

Mar 04 2010

Much of international discourse, international politics, is all about how they should become more like us. Quite how they should become more like us depends

Commerce

Krugman’s Great Problem

Krugman’s Great Problem

Feb 24 2010

I think we’ve found the secret of Paul Krugman you know. No, really, an excellent little piece in the New Yorker gives us what we

Cultural Caviar

Snowdon-Jones Is Not British Royalty

Snowdon-Jones Is Not British Royalty

Feb 18 2010

It’s hardly rare for social climbers on one side of the Atlantic to claim connections with part of the elite on the other side. We

Idiocracy

Political Risk Is Not Economic Risk

Political Risk Is Not Economic Risk

Feb 12 2010

There’s nothing quite like a New York Times columnist for spouting gobbledegook on matters economic: perhaps only the editorials themselves are worse. Tom "€œAirmiles"€ Friedman

Ephemera

Why A-Rod Can Play The Field (And Tiger Can”€™t)

Why A-Rod Can Play The Field (And Tiger Can”€™t)

Feb 08 2010

There are some people who can carry off this having a girlfriend in every town thing: sailors for one. There’s also a number who can’t,

Moolah

The Big Business Myth

The Big Business Myth

Jan 29 2010

Would it surprise you to hear that the New York Times has managed an economics fail? Again? No, I suppose it probably wouldn’t but you

Low Life

Tame That Tiger!

Tame That Tiger!

Jan 26 2010

"€œTiger Woods in sex rehab clinic"€ seemed to be all that the newspapers of my native land could talk about one day last week. If

Trash

Tiger Attack

Tiger Attack

Nov 29 2009

The tale of Tiger Woods and his car crash is entirely fascinating: not for the story itself, but for the story we’ve been presented with

Trash

Here She Comes…

Here She Comes…

Nov 05 2009

I do have to wonder why these young women do this to themselves"€”make sex tapes and then try to put themselves forward into the public

Love

Stupid Human Tricks

Stupid Human Tricks

Oct 05 2009

It has to be said that it’s getting a little difficult to keep up with just how many girlfriends David Letterman has had from the

Trash

Tweet Fight

Tweet Fight

Sep 08 2009

It’s often been pointed out that there’s a certain frisson, for a certain sort of man, to watching two women duking it out over something

Creep

John Edwards’s Baby

John Edwards’s Baby

Aug 17 2009

If the National Enquirer is to be believed, John Edwards is the father of Frances, the baby born to Rielle Hunter back in February "€˜08.

High Life

Bravo, Silvio!

Bravo, Silvio!

Jul 27 2009

The Berlusconi Sex Tapes, and the Scandal that isn’t. There’s something a little odd going on with these sound tapes of Silvio Berlusconi and the

Trash

Punching Perez Hilton

Punching Perez Hilton

Jun 26 2009

It has to be said that punching Perez Hilton is something that has crossed my mind more than once. I find this blogger about celebrities

Europe

My Life on the Fringe

My Life on the Fringe

Jun 17 2009

British elections are known, just like American ones, for the boring consistency with which the two main parties dominate the results. Sure, there’s the occasional

Trash

Growing Up Sex Tape

Growing Up Sex Tape

May 01 2009

So now we’ve had Jamie Foxx recommending, nay, insisting, that Miley Cyrus should make a sex tape. This might sound like a strange career move

Uncategorized

On the Intelligence of Politics and Politicians

On the Intelligence of Politics and Politicians

Mar 21 2009

During dark days I’m convinced that those who set themselves up to rule over us are knaves and poltroons to a man and woman: on

Uncategorized

Acknowledging a Debt to the Voters in the Democratic Primary

Acknowledging a Debt to the Voters in the Democratic Primary

Mar 08 2009

If I could just say a belated thank you to the voters in the Democratic primaries over the last election cycle? Yes, I know, I’m