[ExI] Sources of info on historical commodity prices

Max More max at maxmore.com
Fri Apr 6 21:18:42 UTC 2012

I'm finding it surprisingly difficult to find a good source of historical
prices for a few commodities. I'm particularly interested in figuring out
the real price changes in the five metals involved in the Julian Simon-Paul
Ehlich bet since 1980. Those are copper, tin, nickel, tungsten, and

General price inflation since 1980 has been 176.3%. So it's important that
historical price sources state whether the prices are nominal or

None of the sources I've come across are adequate for this task. Among
those I've tried:



http://www.aisgroup.com/Reports/CalyonSpeechSlides041207.pdf  (page 7)

I'm also interested in price changes over longer periods and for other

Any suggestions?


Max More, PhD
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Co-editor, *The Transhumanist Reader*
CEO, Alcor Life Extension Foundation
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