This is the least funny part of the show (but maybe the most important):
The next minute he's pitching you his idea about environmental tax reform. In addition to being a comedian and an economist, Bauman has committed his life to "using the tools of economics and the power of capitalism to protect the environment."
In fact, Bauman works with a group, Carbon Washington, that has a measure on the ballot in 2016 to implement a carbon tax in Washington state.
"If we had higher taxes on carbon and other types of pollution, we could afford to have lower taxes on things like income and investment," he says backstage. "Higher taxes on bads, lower taxes on goods. When I first saw that idea as an undergrad, I thought it was intellectually beautiful. Now, I'm spending my life working on it."
Even if you don't quite understand environmental tax reform (shame on you!), you find yourself nodding along and agreeing like it's a cheesy infomercial: I do want lower taxes on income! I don't want the Earth to burn!
There is no "listen" box in the archives so maybe it didn't make it to the radio?