While many know Ben Stein as the boring economics professor in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, or as the Emmy Award-winning host of Win Ben Stein’s Money, he is also a well-respected and recognized columnist and analyst on economics and politics. Providing expert insight and commentary, Stein was the featured speaker at La Salle University’s 12th annual Economic Outlook on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at the Loews Hotel Philadelphia.
Stein, whose speech was titled “The U.S. Economy…is the Light at the End of the Tunnel a Train or Sunrise…or Both?,” studied economics at Columbia University and earned his law degree from Yale University. He served as speech writer, lawyer, and economic adviser to both President Nixon and President Ford, and he confesses that he was not responsible for the former’s infamous “I am not a crook” line.
“Ben Stein has stayed engaged in the national dialogue and is a voice for bold government initiatives,” said Paul Brazina, Dean of La Salle’s School of Business. “Participants in La Salle’s Economic Outlook came away with the issues being framed in a clear and understandable fashion from a man who is a trusted national observer.”
Stein is the author and co-author of several New York Times best sellers about economics and finance including, Yes, You Can Time the Market, Yes, You Can Still Retire Comfortably, The Little Book of Bullet Proof Investing, and The Little Book of Alternative Investments. Stein has taught economics, politics, and culture at Pepperdine University, American University, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is a columnist and economic, legal, and cultural behavior analyst for such widely-known media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, The New York times, Fortune, The Washington Post, and Yahoo Finance. In 2009, Stein was presented with the Malcolm Forbes Award for Excellence in Financial Writing.
-Danielle Marcus, ’13