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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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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