You, yes you! can pay to hear me speak!

How the Economics of Rare Metals Really Add up Jun 4, 2015 £15.00

The Register’s favourite economist and rare metals miner Tim Worstall will highlight the absurd economics underlying the technology industry by taking us on a journey around the world’s rare metal’s hotspots.

We keep being told that we’re about to run out of all these lovely tech metals and others. This is in fact incorrect. There’s no metal or mineral we’re going to run out of in any human timescale. The predictions of imminent Ecodammerung just aren’t correct, and Tim will show you why.

The doors will be open from 5.30pm, and we’ll be kicking off the talk proper at 7.00. After 40 minutes we’ll have break for whatever refreshments take your fancy. We’ll then have formal Q&A for another 40 minutes. It’s your event and we’ll head in direction the audience wants us to go.

After that, you’re welcome to stick around and continue the conversation as long as you want – or at least till closing time.

I believe there might be pork pies as well.

19 comments on “You, yes you! can pay to hear me speak!

  1. If you can do the talk in Sarajevo the day before I’ll be there.

    I don’t know what species of squirrel they have in Bosnia. Guess I’ll find out.

  2. >It’s your event and we’ll head in direction the audience wants us to go.

    What if they want you to m@sturbate a squirrel?

  3. I will be publicly commenting on Tim Worstall’s blog from the saloon of The Flag And Strumpet on Sunday afternoon. See what really goes into a witty riposte to Ironman! See the process of choosing which bits of SMFS to respond to! Live!

    Tickets £10, women free at doorman’s discretion.

  4. Not in the least bit interested in metals rare or otherwise (apart from Led Zeppelin), but what the fuck is a sexy squirrel ? That might be the clincher for me to shell out 15 notes

  5. >I will be publicly commenting on Tim Worstall’s blog from the saloon of The Flag And Strumpet on Sunday afternoon. See what really goes into a witty riposte to Ironman! See the process of choosing which bits of SMFS to respond to! Live!

    Unless you’re going to strangle a dog I think most people will be going to Tim’s event, because he’s going to w@nk off a squirrel.

  6. Sounds great. Does anyone know if Tim will be paying the 15 oncers in actual cash, or will we have to bill him?

  7. @ Dan
    It was nearer Chancery Lane when I worked in Holborn. There were occasionally “drinks at the Yorkshire Grey” after meetings in Staple Inn. You can judge how boring I was that I only went to one of those when I was young, years later I tried again after it had installed its own mini-brewery, I may have been twice.

  8. Tim, why not just extract the useful metals from all the mine-dumps in the former soviet union? There’s enough of most key metals there to keep us going for the rest of this century.

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