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Ben Stein, Celebrity Speaker

Ben Stein

    • Most Famous Economics Teacher in America
    • 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
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Ben Stein Presidential Lecture Series

Ben Stein Presidential Lecture Series

No amounts of interest rate hikes will deter the economy: Ben Stein

No amounts of interest rate hikes will deter the economy: Ben Stein

Ben Stein rates presidential candidates' economic plans [2016]

Ben Stein rates presidential candidates' economic plans [2016]

Ben Stein on the gift of gratitude

Ben Stein on the gift of gratitude

Ben Stein Speaker Biography

Ben Stein is the most famous economics teacher in America. He became a cult figure for his comedic role as the droning economics teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. His part is by far the most widely viewed scene of teaching economics and has been ranked as one of the 50 most famous scenes in movie history. But in real life, Ben 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 bachelors with honors in economics from Columbia University, studied economics 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. He has been a poverty, trade regulation, and trial lawyer; an economist; and a teacher of law and economics at UC, Santa Cruz, Pepperdine and American University. He was also a speech writer for Presidents Nixon and Ford and has worked as a columnist for The Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe New York Times Sunday Business Section, and Barrons.

Prolific Author. Stein has written or co-written roughly 30 books, predominantly about finance and investing, and many of them were New York Times best-sellers. His book, Yes, You Can Time The Market has become a landmark of using price theory for securities market analysis. He also wrote a column about economics for the New York Times for several years, roughly 2004–2009. Presently, he writes a column for The American Spectator and NewsMax, and is a regular commentator on Fox News and CBS Sunday Morning, as well as a frequent commentator on CNN.

More about Ben Stein. Stein was the co-host, along with Jimmy Kimmel, of the path-breaking Comedy Central game show, Win Ben Stein’s Money, which won seven Emmies, including ones for each Ben and Jimmy for best game show host (Surely making him the only well known economist to win an Emmy).

Ben Stein says that he is a party guy, albeit an extremely serious economist and a decades-long critic of excessively loose fiscal policy and unhelpful regulation in finance. Much more importantly, he is morally committed to making each meeting a success and using his extensive background to bring out the most powerful and funniest trends in current economic history.

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.


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 before—and 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 tracks—especially 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 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.

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 grows—while 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.


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