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Will We Run Out of Energy or Other Resources?

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I just came across a talk I gave at the Naval Postgraduate School in my last few months on the faculty. It’s titled “Will We Run Out of Energy or Other Resources?” Short answer: No. It’s here. I haven’t done my usual time stamping. But my favorite part is about the Julian Simon bet. It starts at 15:16 and my favorite slide is at 21:23. The ,000 bet that I offered Paul Krugman is at 29:16. At around the 35:00 point it segues into Q&A.

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I just came across a talk I gave at the Naval Postgraduate School in my last few months on the faculty. It’s titled “Will We Run Out of Energy or Other Resources?” Short answer: No.

It’s here.

I haven’t done my usual time stamping. But my favorite part is about the Julian Simon bet. It starts at 15:16 and my favorite slide is at 21:23.

The $10,000 bet that I offered Paul Krugman is at 29:16.

At around the 35:00 point it segues into Q&A.

David Henderson
David Henderson is a British economist. He was the Head of the Economics and Statistics Department at the OECD in 1984–1992. Before that he worked as an academic economist in Britain, first at Oxford (Fellow of Lincoln College) and later at University College London (Professor of Economics, 1975–1983); as a British civil servant (first as an Economic Advisor in HM Treasury, and later as Chief Economist in the Ministry of Aviation); and as a staff member of the World Bank (1969–1975). In 1985 he gave the BBC Reith Lectures, which were published in the book Innocence and Design: The Influence of Economic Ideas on Policy (Blackwell, 1986).

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