Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday Night Video - The "Stand Up Economist" Explains American Politics and the National Debt

If you are not familiar with his work, The Stand Up Economist is Yorum Bauman, an actual PhD Economist who decided a few years ago to try stand up comedy as a side gig. In the video below, he does a brilliantly funny bit on American politics and the real reason why the national debt is out of control.

Choice bit: "If you don't know the difference between a communist and a fascist, you're probably a swing voter."


Bonus video: I'm not sure where this is, but someone just recorded out their windshield as they were driving around in a very dilapidated neighborhood. There is no commentary. The images very powerfully speak for themselves.


  1. Thanks Bill, Yorum Bauman is excellent. Politically aware and economically literate comedy, fantastic stuff.

  2. Wow, doesn't look like a part of the Greatest Country in the World. Romania, maybe. Or Bosnia, perhaps.
    The choice of music didn't help, I suppose. ;-).
    Sorry, 'rock' fans.

    1. Yeah - Romania or Bosnia - where all the signs are in English; somewhere in Michigan would be my guess...

  3. Thanks for those videos, Bill Hicks, both are terrific!