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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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Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.

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Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti is the farthest thing from anarchy."

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The Joy of Running in a Beautiful Place

A love letter to California's Marin Headlands

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'I Didn't Even Know What I Was Going Through'

A 17-year-old describes his struggles with depression.

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Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

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The Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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