Paul Ormerod

Paul Ormerod is the founding director of Volterra Consulting and the author of Why Most Things Fail.
  • American Policy is Working

    The recent falls in output (GDP) in the American economy are a cause for serious concern.  In the six months from October 2008, the total size of…

  • Have economists gone mad?

    As everyone knows, the past six months or so have seem tremendous turmoil in the world economy. The most obvious example of this is in financial…

  • America already saved the world once

    The wrangling persists over the desirability of President Obama's recent stimulus package.  The uncomfortable fact is that America, and the West as…

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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