Apparently my Wikipedia page needs updating because there’s not enough there to show that I’m famous enough to deserve a Wikipedia page.
They could well be right too.
However, would be nice to still have one but the rules say that it shouldn’t be me trying to edit that page.
I’ve written for The Times, The Guardian’s Comment is Free, Daily Telegraph blogs, The Spectator’s business pages, Pando, The Register (regular columnist there now) Taki Magazine. Obviously been at Forbes for, umm, three years now (among the top 10 contributors there going by traffic apparently).
Also Senior Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute and contribute to the blog there.
Anything else? Went to Downside, then LSE.
Could usefully claim to have been one of the small wave of people who used blogging as a stepping stone into a journalism career. Alongside (and at roughly the same time as) Megan McArdle, Matt Yglesias, Ezra Klein, Amanda Marcotte.
What else might people be interested in (if any are at all)? That one of my Forbes blogs posts was presented in evidence to the House of Lords subcommittee who looked at the FTT? That my one and only peer reviewed paper was evidence to the same committee (and seems to have been persuasive too)?
Was one of two UKIP press officers leading up to the 2009 triumph at the Euro elections. Stood as MEP candidate in London for the party.
Not sure if that is enough “fame” to be in Wiki. Anyone want to put it in so we can find out?
Update: as per comment:
Forbes feed: http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/
The Register: http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/1692
Seeking Alpha feed: http://seekingalpha.com/author/tim-worstall
Telegraph feed: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/author/timworstall/
Times is behind paywall.
Guardian feed: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/timworstall
Piece in New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/07/21/how-can-the-us-stop-corporate-tax-flight/corporate-taxation-is-inefficient
Wall Street Journal piece: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303936704576397400675630620
Foreign Policy piece: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/09/29/you-dont-bring-a-praseodymium-knife-to-a-gunfight
Pando feed: http://pando.com/author/cbdhthekmg/
Takimag feed: http://takimag.com/contributor/timworstall/83#axzz3A9XWwXnR
Spectator stuff doesn’t seem to be online any more.
Metals stuff, expert in one of the rare earths, scandium, and trader in weird metals is about it really. Sometimes the two interests coincide and you get journalism about rare earth metals as in this Daily Mirror expose: http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2012/12/meet-the-new-investment-scam-o.html
Wrote the Mining Journal briefing on scandium: http://www.mining-journal.com/reports/scandium-2006?SQ_DESIGN_NAME=print_friendly
also the Minor Metals Traders Association briefing on how trade in scandium should be done http://www.mmta.co.uk/uploaded_files/ScandiumMJ.pdf
There’s this quote from Marc Andreessen : https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/498571441818714112
“6/Economics: @worstall explains the world we live in better than anyone;”