Author Archives for Paul Ormerod

August 2019 articles

Stamp duty contortions and eco-warriors with private jets? Welcome to silly season
Stamp duty contortions and eco-warriors with private jets? Welcome to silly season
August is traditionally the  silly season. Brexit makes this year slightly different, of course, but it is good to see [...]
August 21, 2019
What was behind Friday’s National Grid outage? Network theory, not conspiracy
What was behind Friday’s National Grid outage? Network theory, not conspiracy
National Grid is getting a kicking in the aftermath of last Friday’s electricity blackout. Potential explanations swirl around both social [...]
August 14, 2019
Retailers beware, the online shopping revolution isn’t going anywhere
Retailers beware, the online shopping revolution isn’t going anywhere
Another week, another retailer biting the dust. The baked potato specialist Spudulike has closed all 37 of its branches, with [...]
August 7, 2019