Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!

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JulianSimon and PaulEhrlich entered in a famous wager in 1980,
betting on a mutually agreed upon measure of resource scarcity over the decade leading up to 1990.

Simon and Erlich agreed to bet on the price of several commodity metals.  Erlich chose 5 metals: copper, chrome, nickel, tin, and tungsten.

JulianSimon won handily.

(More details should be filled in here.
[ this page] has a lot of detail, and presumably somewhere we could find a pro-Ehrlich page to find out if there are any additional counter-arguments.