Ben Stein

Jul 8, 2014
Not long ago, I was the speaker at a gathering of owners and executives of large retail and consumer products companies. Also along were the organizers of the event, a team of high-ranking investment bankers from a very big bank.

Jun 5, 2014
After a harsh winter, didn’t the world’s top meteorologists recently tell us that we were in for a gigantic period of global warming?

Apr 24, 2014
Now for a few words about inequality. As I write this, the news media are in an uproar over the reporting that fewer than 100 very wealthy families have more total wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet. This, it is suggested, is scandalous, disgraceful, criminal.

Mar 13, 2014
A few days before Labor Day last year, as I was sitting at Ivano’s Restaurant in Sandpoint, Idaho, my smartphone told me I had an email. I opened the email to read that a man I knew and loved, a man who had been in my circle of close friends since I was born, had committed suicide.

Jan 31, 2014
Now, for a few words about China, free-market capitalism, and the human heart. Recently, I attended a conference on a subject of great interest to me: U.S.-China trade, especially in intellectual property such as film and television.

Dec 19, 2013
Suppose you are really close to retirement and you can start getting your Social Security and your IRAs and maybe a pension. How much is that each month compared with how much you are spending each month?

Nov 12, 2013
My favorite word in the English language is “Alex.” That’s the contraction for “Alexandra,” my wife’s first name. It’s the name that encompasses the finest human being I have ever known, the one indispensable creature on this planet, as far as I am concerned.

Oct 9, 2013
When you read about huge moves in the market without something very basic happening in the economy like the financial collapses of 2008, don’t feel you have to hit the panic button.

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