Professor Worstall

Today I sat a test to benchmark my knowledge on business, finance, economics, organisational behaviour, etc. at the start of my course. The idea is I’ll sit the same test at the end and see whether anything has sunk into my thick skull, or it all went in one ear and out the other.

I’m not sure how I did because they don’t give you the results, but some questions I had absolutely no idea about. Of the ones I did, I’d say a good three quarters I was able to answer mainly because I’d spent the past ten years reading Tim Worstall’s blog. Perhaps we should start calling him Prof.

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12 thoughts on “Professor Worstall

  1. “Of the ones I did, I’d say a good three quarters I was able to answer mainly because I’d spent the past ten years reading Tim Worstall’s blog. ”

    That’s the only reason I know any of it. Having written about it – occasionally thinking before doing so.

  2. I have a pretty good idea how you would have scored.

    Ooh, saucer of milk over here, waiter!

  3. Talking of other bloggers, do you read Christopher Snowdon’s blog? He regularly challenges bad science and the way it gets turned into even worse government policy. His language isn’t quite as colourful as Worstall’s, because he’s an actual serious person with a proper job, but he doesn’t hold back from naming and shaming idiots in public life.

    I mention him because he’s hosting a chin-wag and drinks in Geneva this Friday evening. Details on his blog – https://velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com/

  4. Congratulations Worstall, you’ve been banned by Leeds City Libraries.
    Just for today, perhaps.

  5. I mention him because he’s hosting a chin-wag and drinks in Geneva this Friday evening.

    Ah I saw that, but I don’t get out of class until 9pm and I have a 5:30am train to catch the next morning.

  6. “Tim. I thought the only blog you read was Murphology.”

    My feedly feed is extensive…..

  7. Tim W is right 99% of the time. That is manifestly NOT the same thing as scoring the ‘right’ answers in an economics test. Just imagine if a certain LSE lecturer was the one doing the marking! You can spend many years and much of your money filling your head with shit in today’s academia.

  8. +1 for Prof Worstall

    Learnt more about economics from his El Reg & Forbes articles and his blog than I did on MBA – Prof there hated Friedman & Laffer, loved Keynes and could not teach.

    Many thank to fellow MBA student Craig (Economics, Yale iirc) who volunteered to teach us enough in weekly lectures & tutorials to pass exams.

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