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TEDxTheEvergreenState College - Yoram Bauman - Comedy, Economics, and Carbon Taxes

An economist and standup comedian, Yoram Bauman bills himself as the world's first standup economist. In "Comedy, Economics, and Carbon Taxes" he makes his case for replacing revenue from many familiar taxes with a tax on fossil carbon dioxide emissions.On April 16, 2012, speakers and attendees gathered at TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege: Hello Climate Change to reflect on the ability -- and responsibility -- of formal and informal education to inspire and empower action in this era of climate change.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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