Paul Solman frequently answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users here on his Making Sen$e page. Wednesday’s query is answered first by Paul, and further down by Yoram Bauman, our frequent economist contributor from China: Name: Rob Griffith Question: … Continue reading
In this latest dispatch from China, stand-up economist Yoram Bauman explores the possibility of a Beijing housing bubble. We first reported on this threat in our “China on the Rise” series back in 2005, when MIT economist and FOM$* Yasheng … Continue reading
Another vlog today from Our Man in Beijing, Stand-up Economist Yoram Bauman. He’s not in China as a comedian, of course, but as an environmental economist, which this post explains. (It also explains why he keeps a roll of toilet … Continue reading
The short third installment of Yoram Bauman’s vlog from China is well worth the watching, highlighting the tension between the “official” China and what’s really going on there. Communist Party founder Mao AND $300,000 Porsche’s? Yoram asks. “Do hen hao!” … Continue reading
Economics was dubbed “the dismal science” by 19th century English intellectual Thomas Carlyle. The reason: the Reverend Thomas Malthus’ grim prediction, around 1800, that population would inevitably outstrip food supply, since the former grows geometrically (1,2,4,8…), the latter, arithmetically (1,2,3,4…). … Continue reading
Paul Solman: We’ve gotten such a great response to last week’s segment on comedy at the annual economics convention that we’d like to showcase a few more outtakes from stand-up economist Yoram Bauman’s routine. Enjoy.
Economics isn’t exactly a side-splitting discipline, but at a recent economics convention in Atlanta, self-proclaimed “stand-up economist” Yoram Bauman showed it’s possible to infuse the sober science with monetary mirth. Continue reading