Economics Comedy in Beijing: Part Two

BY Paul Solman  December 28, 2011 at 2:41 PM EDT


This penultimate post from Our Man in Beijing, standup economist Yoram Bauman, chronicles a true test: doing jokes in front of a Chinese audience. The responses are instructive, as are Yoram’s responses during the Q&A. His answer about horses and Mercedes alone is worth watching.

Don’t miss part one, where Yoram presents his comedy to an English-speaking audience in Beijing, or his recent opinion piece in The New York Times, “The Dismal Education.”

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