Political Economist; Author and Actor; Cult Icon. Longtime Columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Barrons and The New York Times; Speech Writer and Aide for Presidents Nixon and Ford
Economist; Longtime Columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Barrons and The New York Times; Speech Writer and Aide for Presidents Nixon and Ford; Emmy-winning Television Gameshow Host; Commentator for CBS News, Fox News and CNN and Award-winning Commentator on Finance: Ben Stein is the most famous economics teacher in America. His comedic role as the…
Economist; Longtime Columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Barrons and The New York Times; Speech Writer and Aide for Presidents Nixon and Ford; Emmy-winning Television Gameshow Host; Commentator for CBS News, Fox News and CNN and Award-winning Commentator on Finance: Ben Stein is the most famous economics teacher in America. His comedic role as the droning economics teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is by far the most widely viewed scene of economics teaching in economics history and has been ranked as one of the fifty most famous scenes in movie history.
But in real life, Stein is a powerful speaker on economics, politics, education and history–and like his father, Herbert Stein, considered one of the great humorists on political economy.
Stein in real life has a bachelor’s with honors in economics from Columbia, studied econ at the graduate level at Yale, is a graduate of Yale Law School (valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates in 1970) and has as diverse a resume as any man in America.
Much more important, Stein is morally committed to making your meeting a success and bringing his extensive background to bring out the most powerful and funniest trends in current history.
That background includes…poverty lawyer for poor people in New Haven, trade regulation lawyer for the FTC, speech writer for Presidents Nixon and Ford. (He did NOT write the line, “I am not a crook….”), columnist and editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, teacher about law and economics at UC, Santa Cruz (undergrads) and Pepperdine (law school and undergrads).
He has written or co-written roughly 30 books, mostly about investing, with his brilliant colleague, Phil DeMuth, many of them New York Times best sellers. His and Dr. DeMuth’s book, Yes, You Can Time The Market has become a landmark of using price theory for securities market analysis.
He wrote a column about economics for The New York Times for several years, roughly 2004-2009.
He was the co-host, along with Jimmy Kimmel, of the pathbreaking Comedy Central game show, Win Ben Stein’s Money, which won seven Emmies, including ones for Stein and Kimmel for best game show host. (Surely making him the only well-known economist to win an Emmy….). Presently, he writes a column for The American Spectator and for NewsMax and is a regular commentator on Fox News and on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as a frequent commentator on CNN.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 45 years, Alexandra, two dogs and six cats.
He loves people and loves to meet new people and hang out with them. He’s a party guy, albeit an extremely serious economist and a decades long critic of excessively loose fiscal policy and unhelpful regulation in finance.
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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Ben Stein on Life
Ben Stein is a profoundly unique individual who has had the good fortune to have “been there and done that” in a myriad of professions that many of us only dream about, see on television, or read about in the news. Always entertaining, always informative and possessing expertise in everything from law to laughs, Ben Stein will leave your audience with useful insight (if you want it!) or simply great memories of a fun time had by all.
Ben Stein on Politics in America
At a time of tremendous uncertainty for America’s political, business and social institutions, Ben Stein provides a patriotic, optimistic look of how we have been here beforeand we will find our way forward to a brighter future. Stein lays out what leaders must do to move the greatest country on earth forward by delivering a positive policy prescription for a moral and economic recovery. Stein is a lifelong Republican, but is not afraid to call out his party when he believes they are off the tracksespecially about budgets, taxes and deficits. A former speechwriter to Presidents Nixon and Ford, a campaigner for Ronald Reagan and a longtime observer of all things politic whose views are regularly featured on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN and FOX, audiences leave Stein’s uplifting and pragmatic presentation feeling that America’s best days lie in the not-so-distant future.
Ben Stein on the Economy
In election after election there is endless complaining about waste, fraud and abuse in Washington, each batch of candidates promises to clean it up, but somehow it never happens. With the latest economic debacle in full tilt, one thing is for certain you and I will pick up the monster-sized bill in many different ways. What is missing is more regulation from Washington and more prosecution, not less. Ben Stein shares these insights and more regarding the current economy, what prompted this fiasco and what must be done to dig us out.
Ben Stein at Universities and Colleges
His topics include, What Does It All Mean for You? The Economic Meltdown: How It Happened and How You Can Survive It and Thrive
A Positive Program To Beat the Retirement Crisis
A step by step plan for the nation, each company’s employees, each retiree to be enable to retire comfortably by careful and highly DIVERSIFIED and RISK AVERSE saving and investing. I will lay out how we got into the retirement mess, how much short we are, and how as a nation we can get to a better place. I will also set out a plan to save and invest with the help of financial professionals so that the investor’s money growswhile avoiding the risks of catastrophic downturns without taking unnecessary risks. This is a speech for people who seriously want to retire comfortably and help others do so. It involves discussion of a wide range of investment vehicles with emphasis on the financial professionals’ role in getting a decent retirement.
Renaissance man Ben Stein melds deadpan humor and serious insights on the economy and human nature in talks that leave people laughing and thinking. He offers laughter, insight and tears as he explores society’s most quirky conundrums. Armed with a curmudgeonly persona and offbeat style, he dissects the economy and helps audiences balance life’s priorities, even as he offers an eye-opening tour of its greatest absurdities. An exceptionally gifted economist whose market analysis is sought by companies and organizations across the country, his perspectives on our country’s current economic environment are not to be missed.
Writer, commentator, columnist, teacher, economist, comedian and actor – Ben Stein is recognized around the globe for his insights and commentary on the world in which we live. One of the areas that Ben deeply understands and continually examines is the business of healthcare. Given today’s healthcare economy, Ben is excited to talk with audiences about timely topics such as: What are we doing in healthcare to deliver services with the highest possible quality at the lowest possible costs? How can we be more automated and accurate? With the days of “Big Data” upon us, how can we work together differently to share data among business partners in ways that are secure and efficient. Other industries have leveraged their supply chain as a foundational element in becoming more streamlined and highly cost-effective (think McDonalds, Walmart as key examples) – what will we do in healthcare to build similarly efficient models? In this session, Ben examines the state of healthcare today and in the future. While the debate may rage on about healthcare reform, there’s no doubt that healthcare must evolve. Ben will help attendees consider ways for providers and suppliers to work together to improve today’s healthcare environment.
Can America Survive?
How to Ruin Your Financial Life
Ben Stein speaks about the moral crisis that faces America. Stein also drew on his background as a political speechwriter to discuss various moral issues facing America. He expounded on six moral issues that he sees as problems facing the nation: the national debt, a declining work ethic, pornography, the collapse of the family system, the decline in the quality of education, and abortion.
An Evening with Ben Stein
1 HOUR OR LESS