I’ve gone Hollywood!
I’m the “celebrity economist” in a series of videos for the newly redesigned Ford Transit Connect, a nifty van that’s customizable, maneuverable, fuel-efficient, and could be just right for your small business :) In addition to this “Petting Zoo” video, there’s “Tomatoes” and “Surf Shop”, with more to come! PS. See also this ad starring Thomas Sargent!
+ Apr 17, 2014 Boston Harvard Free and open to the public! On Th April 17 from 8-9pm at Harvard University, Harvard Hall Room 104. (Note that this was previously scheduled for Monday May 5.) + Apr 23, 2014 Pasco WA Columbia Basin College "How a Price on Carbon can save the World", joint with Citizens Climate Lobby Tri-Cities. In Room L102, Columbia Basin College, Pasco at 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public! + Apr 24, 2014 Kennewick WA Rotary Club of Columbia Center At the Columbia Center Rotary lunch on Thursday April 24, Noon to 1:00 PM, Columbia Center Rotary Event Center, 6222 W. John Day Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336. + Apr 24, 2014 Yakima WA Yakima Valley Community College At Yakima Valley Community College in the Kendall Hall auditorium on Thursday April 24th, 7 - 9pm. Free and open to the public! + Apr 25, 2014 Woodinville WA Sno-Valley Tilth I'll be telling jokes and conducting the live auction at the Sno-Valley Tilth Spring Dinner and Auction on April 25th at 5:30pm at the beautiful Novelty Hill/Januik Winery in Woodinville. Buy tickets here. + May 13, 2014 Near Madison WI Wisconsin Home Ownership Conference Lunch talk on T May 13 for the Wisconsin Home Ownership Conference at the Kalahari Hotel and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells WI. + May 17, 2014 Olympia WA Thurston County Democrats At the Thurston County Democrats Kennedy Dinner Auction, tentatively on May 17 2014.
Help me with my new routine!
Inspired by FMR, I’ve got a new routine called “When life gives you lemons…” and I need your help! The idea is to use this phrase to explain economic ideas, e.g., comparing an MBA (“When life gives you lemons, go corner the market for lemons”) with econ grad school (“When life gives you lemons, go read “The Market for Lemons”). Excellent entries will win signed copies of my Cartoon Economics books!
Thanks to 300 generous Kickstarter supporters, my co-author Grady Klein and I are proceeding with The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change! You can provide feedback on the book drafts or check out the archived Kickstarter campaign. (I suppose you could still get a reward if you email me and ask about it :)
“Hyperinflation in Hell”
Check out my latest video, which came almost a full year earlier than the Wall Street Journal‘s Aug 20 2013 article, “In Hong Kong, Inflation Worries Spook the Spirit World”. (My video was filmed at the Humor Session at the Jan 2013 annual meeting of the American Economic Association.) All together my videos have over 1 million hits on YouTube.