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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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

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The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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