My new Cartoon Climate book!
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”, “Surf Shop”, “Salvage Recycle”, and “Roadside Rescue”, and FYI see also this ad starring Nobel laureate Thomas Sargent!
+ Aug 2, 2015 Port Angeles WA Elwha Klallam Heritage Center What: Yoram Bauman, the world’s only Ph.D. standup economist, mixing demand curves and curveballs, speaking about why he’s spearheading the CarbonWA carbon tax initiative, I-732. Why: Learn why I-732 will be good for our state; donate to the cause; sign up to gather signatures; have a few laughs! Where: Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St., Port Angeles (NE corner of Peabody; parking on the south side of First). When: Sunday, August 2, 2015. Doors open at 6:30 for refreshments and schmoozing; then Yoram will step up to the mic at 7. Discussion will follow, then we’ll solicit donations and signature gatherers and will wrap up by 8:30. Who: Anyone; price of admission is a pure heart and a funny bone. + Aug 3, 2015 Port Angeles WA Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce At the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce at lunch on M August 3. I'll be part of a presentation with Olympic Climate Action on "Why a Carbon Tax Would Be Good for Our Local Community--Let Us Count the Ways" + Sep 14, 2015 Europe Tentative in France etc. Tentative event(s) in France and hopefully elsewhere in Europe during the week of Sept 14. Details TBD! + Sep 25, 2015 San Antonio TX CFA Society of San Antonio At the CFA Society of San Antonio at lunch on F Sept 25. + Sep 25, 2015 San Antonio TX EconED Conference At the EconED Conference in San Antonio. I'll be speaking on the afternoon of F Sept 25, details TBD. + Oct 6, 2015 Lewiston ME Bates College At Bates College on T Oct 6, details TBD but I'll be giving a talk and hopefully visiting classes with Professor Lynn Lewis! + Oct 8, 2015 Burlington VT REVermont I'll be the keynote speaker at the Renewable Energy Vermont conference in Burlington VT; my talk will be mid-day on Th Oct 8.
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!
“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.