Friday, February 17, 2012

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'Standup Economist' to speak during Friday night session

The famous (or is it infamous?) Dorchester Tent Show may not be the funniest nor most provocative part of this year's conference. Why? Because Yoram Bauman, Ph.D, better known as the "Standup Economist," will address the Dorchester Conference during the event's Friday evening session.

Dr. Bauman, "the world's first and only stand-up economist," performs regularly at colleges, companies, and comedy clubs. He has appeared in TIME Magazine, on PBS and NPR, and on YouTube, where his videos have over a million hits.

"Dorchester has always been a place where we try to make politics fun," stated Dorchester President Grace Ishida. "We think delegates will enjoy the intellectual sense of humor that Dr. Bauman brings to discussions about economics and public policy."

Bauman is the founder of Non-Profit Comedy, a series of benefit shows that has raised almost $100,000 for local non-profits. He has a BA in mathematics from Reed College, a PhD in economics from the University of Washington, and spends his non-comedy hours teaching in the University of Washington's environmental studies program.

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