David Orrell

David Orrell. Writer and Mathematician

Money, Magic, and How to Dismantle a Financial Bomb: Quantum Economics for the Real World



Money Magic


Coming 02/2022 from Icon Books

Publisher's synopsis

Money has many apparently magical properties. It can be created out of the void - and vanish without so much as a puff of smoke. It can flash through space. It can grow without limit. And it can blow up without warning.

David Orrell argues that the emerging discipline of quantum economics, of which he is at the forefront, is the key to shattering the illusions that prevent us from understanding money's true nature.

In this colourful tour of the history, philosophy and mathematics of money, Orrell demonstrates how everything makes much more sense when we replace our classical economic models with ones based on quantum probability - and reveals the explosive reality of what is left once the illusions are stripped away.

“Orrell argues that modelling markets with the mathematical toolbox of quantum mechanics could lead to a better understanding of them ... Such ideas may still sound abstract. But they will soon be physically embodied on trading floors ... One way or another, finance will catch up.” The Economist

Quantum Economics Resources

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