Ben Stein

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.

Sep 9, 2013
The Pain of Substance Abuse crossed my mind because I have been watching and re-watching "The Great Gatsby."

Jul 22, 2013
I was going to discuss with you nice people the astonishing absurdity of the Obama gun control proposals.

May 13, 2013
I was stunned recently while reading an Op-Ed column in The New York Times by an African-American man who lived in Manhattan. The man was in a frenzy of rage because the owner of a delicatessen had mistakenly accused a well-known black actor of shoplifting a loaf of bread.

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