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Stand-up economist Yoram Bauman explores the possibility of a Beijing housing bubble.
Paul Solman had a 'transformative' experience after Stephen Colbert poked fun at him.
By Paul Solman
EmbedVideo(1024, 514, 320); Standup economist Yoram Bauman has now made it to China and filed the second of his vlogs for us from Beijing. We found his comparison of China to Ecuador fascinating. For those…
By Elizabeth Shell
As a preview to our Tool$ Tuesday feature (spoiler alert: we'll be looking at your car's carbon emissions), here's a truly surprising "review" of the Chevy Volt, the electric darling of the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month and…
A roundup of arts headlines.
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.
Now celebrating its 21st year, the Onion has fine published consistently funny -- sometimes caustic -- satire of political figures, the media and social convention.
Sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live has seen its ratings soar in recent weeks as viewers have tuned in to watch skits about political candidates and campaigns. SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels and head writer Seth Meyers discuss political comedy.
Washington Post columnist Art Buchwald succumbed to kidney failure at home with his family late Wednesday, but was able to spend his last year enjoying life and writing about his experiences. Here are excerpts from a March 2006 NewsHour interview…
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