Re: ECON: Simon vs Ehrlich

Peter C. McCluskey (
Sun, 27 Apr 1997 12:00:23 -0700 (Max More) writes:
>At 03:21 PM 4/26/97 +1000, you wrote:
>>They did mentioned that much more recently there has been a second
>>challenge by Ehrlich to Simon, but that Simon had not taken up the bet.
>>Does anyone know what's become of this second bet? And what the true story
>>of the first bet is?
>I think this is wrong -- the reverse of the truth. Simon wanted to renew
>the bet, Ehrlich refused, and Simon left the bet open. Ehrlick apparently
>isn't that confident about his views, though still goes on to write
>dangerously false bestsellers.

Last year I saw Jim Rogers (who wrote Investment Biker - worth reading)
on CNBC challenge Simon to a bet about the change in prices of metals or
other commodities over the next few years. Simon declined to bet. Simon
probably has some clues about economic cycles and tries to bet only
when pessimism about resource availability is abnormally high.

Peter McCluskey |                        | "Don't blame me. I voted | | for Kodos." - Homer Simpson |     |