Ritchie asks or tells us perhaps:
I think Strategist is right – Worstall’s great ability is to be negative
And you have to conclude as a result with regard to all that he says “so what?” When did a cynic ever achieve a result? Or increase the sum of human well being?
He certainly never will
To which I would offer three answers.
1) Being negative about some of the damn fool things that are proposed is an addition to the sum of human well being. If there had been more negativity about the Groundnut Scheme utility would have increased. So with many of Ritchie\’s proposals.
2) I would refer to an earlier answer given here. When your work is visible from space please do come back to me.
3) I would refer you to the answer given in Pressdram v. Arkell (1971).