Tim Worstall

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Tim Worstall (born 27 March 1963, Torquay) is a British-born writer and Senior Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute.[1]


Worstall is a regular contributor to Forbes[2] and the Register.[3] He has also written for the Guardian,[4] the New York Times,[5] PandoDaily,[6] the Daily Telegraph blogs,[7] the Times,[8] and The Wall Street Journal.[9] In 2010 his blog was listed as one of the top 100 UK political blogs by Total Politics.[10]

Worstall is a supporter of the UK Independence Party (UKIP),[11] stood as a candidate for London in the European Parliament election, 2009,[11][12] and acted as the party's press officer.[11][13]

Worstall's writings on economics and environmentalism have received a varied response. Matt Ridley described his book Chasing Rainbows as "Fearless, fresh, forensic and funny",[14] while in response to an article by Worstall about the think tank Compass[15] the author Colin Hines described Worstall's argument as "a libellous smokescreen".[16] Worstall has also written on corporate tax and has been critical of the protest group UK Uncut.[17] In response Richard Murphy wrote that "the claims made by Worstall are not just groundless, they reveal either a profound misunderstanding of the issues or a deliberate willingness to misrepresent them".[18]



  1. ^ "Fellows". Adam Smith Institute. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Contributor: Tim Worstall". Forbes. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tim Worstall". The Register. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tim Worstall". the Guardian. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Worstall, Tim (21 July 2014). "Corporate Taxation Is Inefficient". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tim Worstall". PandoDaily. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tim Worstall". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Worstall, Tim (6 November 2012). "How to get a proper living wage: don’t tax it". The Times. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Worstall, Tim (22 June 2011). "Who Pays Financial-Transaction Taxes?". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Top 100 UK political blogs". Total Politics. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c Worstall, Tim (5 June 2013). "Explaining The Extraordinary Rise of the UK Independence Party". Forbes. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "London candidates for the European Elections 2009". BBC. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Lynas, Mark (10 January 2012). "A challenge to Christopher Booker: try Decc's future energy calculator properly". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 August 2014. the former Ukip press officer-turned-blogger Tim Worstall 
  14. ^ Ridley, Matt (10 December 2010). "Worstall on Stern". Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  15. ^ Worstall, Tim (23 April 2012). "Forward to Fascism with Compass and its 'Progressive Protectionism'". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  16. ^ Hines, Colin (25 April 2012). "Seeing off the extreme Right with progressive protectionism". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  17. ^ Worstall, Tim (7 October 2011). "UK Uncut Unravelled". Economic Affairs 31 (S3): 2–3. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0270.2011.02115_2.x. 
  18. ^ Murphy, Richard (18 March 2011). "Worstall misses the point time and again on UK Uncut". Tax Research UK. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 

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