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Ben Stein

Stein speaking at 2006 National Summit on Retirement Savings
Born Benjamin Jeremy Stein
November 25, 1944 (1944-11-25) (age 63)
Washington, D.C., United States
Spouse(s) Alexandra Denman (1968 - 1974; 1977 - present)
Official website

Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American attorney, political figure, and entertainment personality who in his early career served as speechwriter for U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later he entered the entertainment field and became an Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, and game show host. is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... An Emmy Award. ... The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York- based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Win Ben Steins Money logo Win Ben Steins Money was an American television game show that ran from July 28, 1997 to May 8, 2003 on Comedy Central. ... James Christian Jimmy Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American comedian, writer, talk show host, game show host, and producer. ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... Look up speechwriter in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nixon redirects here. ... For other persons named Gerald Ford, see Gerald Ford (disambiguation). ... An Emmy Award. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... Game show host is a profession involving the hosting of gameshows. ...


Stein has frequently written commentaries on economic, political, and social issues, along with financial advice to individual investors. Recently, he has become an outspoken critic of evolutionary theory, which he describes as "Darwinism", and an advocate for intelligent design. He is the son of noted economist and writer Herbert Stein[1] who worked at the White House, under President Nixon. His sister, Rachel, is also a writer. This article is about biological evolution. ... Charles Darwin Darwinism is a term for the underlying theory in those ideas of Charles Darwin concerning evolution and natural selection. ... For other uses, see Intelligent design (disambiguation). ... Herbert Stein (August 27, 1916 – September 8, 1999) was a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and was on the board of contributors of The Wall Street Journal. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...

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Biography

Early years

Stein was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Mildred (née Fishman), a homemaker, and Herb Stein, a writer, economist, and presidential adviser.[2] He was raised Jewish and grew up in the Woodside Forest neighborhood of Silver Spring, Maryland. Stein graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1961 along with classmate journalist Carl Bernstein; actress Goldie Hawn (class of 1963) was two years behind. Actor Sylvester Stallone was a schoolmate at Montgomery Hills Junior High School[citation needed]. He went on to major in economics at Columbia University's Columbia College, where he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi society and the Philolexian Society. After graduating with honors from Columbia in 1966, Stein went to Yale Law School, from which he graduated as the class valedictorian in June of 1970. He's stated that he didn't have the highest grades in his class at Yale, but was voted valedictorian by the students because he was most popular.[3] On December 21, 1970, while visiting his father at work, Ben Stein met Elvis Presley in the White House cafeteria. He allegedly leaked the story of Presley's meeting with President Nixon, including the erroneous information that Elvis was wearing a cape, to columnist Jack Anderson, who published it a year later.[citation needed] For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Née redirects here. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Silver Springs. ... Montgomery Blair High School (most often simply known as Blair) is a public high school located in Silver Spring in unincorporated Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... Carl Bernstein (left) and Bob Woodward (right)This image is pending deletion. ... Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone[1] (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... Columbia College is the main undergraduate college at Columbia University, situated on the universitys main campus of Morningside Heights in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Philolexian Society of Columbia University is one of the oldest collegiate literary societies in the United States, and the oldest student group at Columbia. ... The Sterling Law Building Sculptural ornamentation on the Sterling Law Building Yale Law School, or YLS, is the law school of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. ... In the United States and Canada, the title of valedictorian (an anglicized derivation from the Latin vale dicere, to say farewell) is given to the top graduate of the graduating class (the Australia/New Zealand equivalent being dux, although some Australian universities use the American term) of an educational institution. ... Elvis redirects here. ... jack donald anderson (september 156, 1995 and wasted himself with a gun; december19, 1999) was an American newspaper columnist and is considered one of the fathers of modern investigative journalism. ...


Legal and academic career

Stein speaking at Miami University in 2003
Stein speaking at Miami University in 2003

He was first a poverty lawyer in New Haven, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. before becoming a trial lawyer for the Federal Trade Commission.[4] picture of Ben Stein File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... picture of Ben Stein File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A boy from Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... New Haven redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... In legal parlance, a trial is an event in which parties to a dispute present information (in the form of evidence) in a formal setting, usually a court, before a judge, jury, or other designated finder of fact, in order to achieve a resolution to their dispute. ... | logo_caption = | seal = US-FederalTradeCommission-Seal. ...


Stein's first teaching stint was as an adjunct professor, teaching political and social content of mass culture at American University in Washington, D.C., and then at University of California, Santa Cruz. He also held classes on political and civil rights from the United States Constitution at UC Santa Cruz. At Pepperdine University in Southern California, Stein taught libel law and United States securities law and its ethical aspects. He was a professor of law at Pepperdine University Law School, from about 1990 to 1997.[5] The meaning of the word professor (Latin: [1]) varies. ... For other universities known as American University, see American University (disambiguation). ... “UCSC” redirects here. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... Pepperdine University is a private University of higher learning affiliated with the Churches of Christ. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ... There are seven federal statutes that regulate federal securities transactions: Securities Act of 1933 Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 Trust Indenture Act of 1939 Investment Company Act of 1940 Investment Advisers Act of 1940 Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 Categories: Stub | United... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


In addition, Stein is very interested in American Civil War history, and is a strong supporter of the Civil War Preservation Trust. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The Civil War Preservation Trust is a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of American Civil War battlefields. ...


Writing career

A frequent writer, Stein has authored books on several topics, including economics. He writes a regular column in the conservative magazine The American Spectator. He has also written for numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Penthouse, Los Angeles Magazine and Barron's Magazine, where his discussion of the Michael Milken Drexel Burnham Lambert junk bond situation, as well as the ethical dimensions of management buyouts, attracted heavy US national attention in the 1980s and 1990s.[citation needed] He currently writes a regular column for the Sunday New York Times Business Section and for Yahoo! Finance online. Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... The American Spectator magazine. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Penthouse, a mens magazine founded by Bob Guccione, combines urban lifestyle articles and soft-core pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, evolved into hardcore. ... Barrons magazine is an American weekly newspaper covering U.S. financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. ... Michael Robert Milken, born July 4, 1946, in Encino, California, is an American financier best known as the Junk Bond King of 1980s era Wall Street. ... Drexel Burnham Lambert was one of the most profitable Wall Street investment banking firms during the late 1970s and most of the 1980s. ... High yield debt (non-investment grade or junk bond) is a business term referring to a corporate debt instrument, usually a bond, that has a higher yield (compared to investment grade debt) because of a high perceived credit risk (default risk). ... A management buyout (MBO) occurs when a companys managers buy or acquire a large part of the company. ... The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Political career

Stein began his political career as a speechwriter and lawyer for President Richard Nixon, and later for President Gerald Ford. On May 3, 1976, Time magazine speculated on the possibility of Stein having actually been Deep Throat. Stein responded over the years by not only denying he was Deep Throat, but by going further and accusing journalist Bob Woodward of falsifying the famous secret source. In the May 14–21, 1998, edition of the Philadelphia City Paper Stein is quoted saying, "Oh, I don't think there was a Deep Throat. That was a fake. I think there were several different sources and some they just made up".[6] After Mark Felt's identity as Deep Throat was revealed, Stein stated that Richard Nixon would have prevented the rise to power of the Khmer Rouge if he had not been forced to resign. For his actions leading to that resignation, Stein said: Nixon redirects here. ... For other persons named Gerald Ford, see Gerald Ford (disambiguation). ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... TIME redirects here. ... For other uses, see Deep Throat (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Deep Throat (disambiguation). ... Bob Woodward signs his book State of Denial after a talk in March 2007. ... The Philadelphia City Paper, a free weekly newspaper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was established in 1981. ... William Mark Felt, Sr. ... For other uses, see Deep Throat (disambiguation). ... Nixon redirects here. ... Flag of Democratic Kampuchea The Khmer Rouge (Khmer: ) was the ruling political party of Cambodia—which it renamed the Democratic Kampuchea—from 1975 to 1979. ...

If there is such a thing as kharma, if there is such a thing as justice in this life or the next, Mark Felt has bought himself the worst future of any man on this earth. And Bob Woodward is right behind him, with Ben Bradlee bringing up the rear. Out of their smug arrogance and contempt, they hatched the worst nightmare imaginable: genocide.[7] W. Mark Felt (circa 2005) William Mark Felt, Sr. ... Bob Woodward signs his book State of Denial after a talk in March 2007. ... Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (born August 26, 1921) is the vice president of the Washington Post. ...

Some have called Stein a "Nixon apologist" due to his fervent defense of Nixon's legacy. As recently as 2005, in the American Spectator, Stein said "Nixon was a peacemaker. He was a lying, conniving, covering-up peacemaker. He was not a lying, conniving drug addict like JFK, a lying, conniving war-starter like LBJ, a lying, conniving seducer like Clinton—a lying, conniving peacemaker."[8]


Career in the media

I've said to my wife repeatedly, I just want on my gravestone, 'He loved dogs' and 'Bueller, Bueller.'
 
— Stein on the impact of Ferris Bueller's Day Off on his life.[9]

Despite his prominence as a commentator on politics and economics, Stein is perhaps best known for his career in the entertainment industry, which began as a Hollywood consultant before he moved into acting. His film career was launched by his performance as the monotonic economics teacher in the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off. In one scene, he gives an unscripted economics lecture, relying on his own economic expertise. He decided to just run with it when the director told him to try to be as boring as possible in this scene. The only scripted lines are those in which he calls attendance, indelibly phrasing the oft-repeated monotone line: "Bueller?...Bueller?" The entertainment industry consists of a large number of sub-industries devoted to entertainment. ... For other uses, see Consultant (disambiguation). ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Ferris Bueller redirects here. ...


Stein excelled at playing these similarly bland and unemotional characters and was subsequently typecast into many roles. He had a recurring role in the TV series The Wonder Years and played himself in Dave. This article is about the television series. ... Dave is a 1993 comedy-drama movie written by Gary Ross, directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Kevin Kline (in a dual role), Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley, and Laura Linney. ...


He also appeared in several television commercials, most notably for Visine Clear Eyes throughout the 1990s and 2000s ("The difference is clear...Dry Eyes? Clear Eyes.")—many ads spoof movies of the day, such as one where Stein is a painter (a play on The Da Vinci Code). Stein's deadpan, monotone deliveries stand in stark contrast to the more typical enthusiasm of commercial personalities. Before this, he appeared for a Godfather's Pizza ad in 1987 and as a bland science teacher in a 1990 ad for Keebler Sprinkle Cookies. From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article is about the decade of 2000-2009. ... The Da Vinci Code is a movie based on the novel by Dan Brown, starring Tom Hanks, Ian McKellan & Audrey Tautou and directed by Ron Howard. ... Deadpan is a form of comedic delivery in which humour is presented without exhibiting a change in emotion or facial expression. ... Godfathers Pizza is an Italian restaurant chain that was founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 1973. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1997 Stein was given his own game show by Comedy Central titled Win Ben Stein's Money along with co-host Jimmy Kimmel (replaced by Nancy Pimental and later by Sal Iacono). True to its name, the money that contestants won on the show was subtracted from the $5000 Stein earned (in addition to his salary). The show won seven Emmy awards before ending its run in 2003. Quiz show redirects here. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... Win Ben Steins Money logo Win Ben Steins Money was an American television game show that ran from July 28, 1997 to May 8, 2003 on Comedy Central. ... James Christian Jimmy Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American comedian, writer, talk show host, game show host, and producer. ... Subscript textNancy Marie Pimental (born May 31, 1965) is one of the writers of South Park and the movie The Sweetest Thing. ... An Emmy Award. ...


In 1999, during the height of Win Ben Stein's Money's popularity, Comedy Central gave Stein another show, a talk show with celebrity guests entitled Turn Ben Stein On. One of the mainstays of the show was Stein's dog, Puppy Wuppy, who had free run of the set. A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ...


Other movies and television shows in which Ben Stein has appeared include: Seinfeld, Full House, Casper Meets Wendy, The Mask and its sequel, Son of the Mask as well as the TV show, The Mask: The Animated Series, Earthworm Jim (TV series), Star Search, MacGyver, Richie Rich, Game Show Moments Gone Bananas, Cavuto on Business, The O'Reilly Factor, CBS News Sunday Morning, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Family Guy, Fairly Odd Parents, Duckman, Married...With Children, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed [10] For other uses, see Seinfeld (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American television series. ... Casper Meets Wendy is a direct-to-video sequel to the 1995 film Casper. ... The Mask is an Oscar-nominated action comedy film based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. ... Son of the Mask is the Raspberry Award-Winning 2005 sequel to the 1994 comedy film, The Mask, directed by Lawrence Guterman. ... Earthworm Jim; for the character, see Earthworm Jim (character). ... Star Search is a television show from 1983 to 1995 hosted by Ed McMahon, which also appeared as a remake in 2003-2004. ... MacGyver is an American adventure television series, produced in the United States and Canada, about the laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson. ... Richie Rich may refer to one of the following: Richie Rich (comics), a Harvey Comics comic book character Richie Rich (1980 TV series), an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Richie Rich (1996 TV series), an animated television series produced by Harvey Entertainment, Film Roman and Universal Studios Richie... Game Show Moments Gone Bananas was a television series on VH1. ... Cavuto on Business is an American business analysis program, the second show of the The Cost Of Freedom business block, on Saturdays at 10:30 a. ... An example of The OReilly Factors Talking Points Memo The OReilly Factor is an American talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill OReilly, who discusses current political and social issues with guests from opposing ends of the political spectrum. ... CBS News Sunday Morning is a news show featuring news and feature segments that airs Sunday mornings on CBS. Its hosted by Charles Osgood. ... Planes, Trains & Automoblies DVD cover Planes, Trains & Automobiles is an American comedy movie produced in 1987. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... The Fairly OddParents is one of the most popular cartoons on Nickelodeon The Fairly OddParents is an animated series created by Butch Hartman and was first aired in March 30, 2001. ... Duckman was an animated sitcom developed by Jeff Reno & Ron Osborn, based on characters created by Everett Peck in his Dark Horse comic. ... Married. ...


In addition, Stein's voice roles include The Pixies on the animated series The Fairly OddParents, Mr. Purutu on the animated Series The Emperor's New School, Professor Wisenstein in Bruno the Kid, the birthday party clown on "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and Pip on Animaniacs. Stein also voiced a psychiatrist, again named after himself, in the USA TV series Duckman; he once appeared in the sitcom Married with Children as a receptionist in the animal afterlife. He also made a cameo appearance in the comic book Young Justice; as Ali Ben Styn. Another cameo appearance was in the Family Guy episode When You Wish Upon a Weinstein. The episode was the show's most controversial ever because of its seemingly anti-Semitic plot, despite Stein and the writer Ricky Blitt, as well as Alex Borstein, the lead actress and a writer of the show, being Jewish. In addition, Stein has written for the television industry. He is noted for his outlines for the TV movie Murder in Mississippi and for the lengthy ABC miniseries Amerika. He has also contributed to the creation of the well-liked TV comedy Fernwood 2-Night. The Pixies are fictional characters in the Nickelodeon animated television series The Fairly OddParents. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... The Fairly OddParents is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series created by Butch Hartman about the adventures of a boy who has two fairy godparents. ... The Emperors New School is an American animated television series that airs on Disney Channel, ABC, and Toon Disney. ... The Emperors New School is an American animated television series that airs on Disney Channel, ABC, and Toon Disney. ... Bruno the Kid (1996) was a cartoon starring Bruce Willis as the voice of an 11-year old boy who becomes a top spy for a secret espionage organisation. ... The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a spin-off of the Oscar-nominated computer-animated movie; Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, first officially aired in September 2002. ... Look up PIP in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the television series. ... Duckman was an animated sitcom developed by Jeff Reno & Ron Osborn, based on characters created by Everett Peck in his Dark Horse comic. ... Married. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Young Justice was a DC Comics superhero team consisting of teenaged heroes. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... “When You Wish Upon a Weinstein” is an episode of Family Guy that would have first aired in 2000, but due to concerns about its content it was not aired until November 9, 2003, when it was broadcast on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Alexandrea Borstein (born February 15, 1973)[1] is an American actress, voice actor, writer and comedian. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Amerika – suggesting a Russian name for the United States – was an American television miniseries that was broadcast in 1987. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... ...


On May 14, 2006, during an appearance on the Fox News program Your World with Neil Cavuto, Stein called for a tax increase of 3.5% for wealthy Americans, to be earmarked for soldiers and military initiatives. Indeed, Stein wrote an editorial for The New York Times critical of those who would rather make money in the world of finance than fight terrorism.[11] Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... Your World with Neil Cavuto (referred to in conscreen texts as Your World w/ Cavuto or simply Your World Cavuto) is an American business television program appearing on Fox News Channel. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


Stein is noted for his investment advice. Stein recognized that there was something fishy going on with the accounting at MCI Worldcom and shorted the stock. He is now a featured writer at Yahoo! Finance.[12] MCI logo MCI, Inc. ...


Ben Stein has a show on VH1 called America's Most Smartest Model,[13] in which he is the host. The show aims to find the smartest among fourteen models through a series of challenges.[14] Ben Stein was a special guest at the VH1 party in Malibu, celebrating the launch of his new show.[15] Americas Most Smartest Model is an American reality television show by VH1. ...


He is an occasional political and economics commentator on CNBC's Kudlow & Company. This article is about CNBC U.S., the business news channel in the U.S.. For other uses, see CNBC (disambiguation). ... Kudlow & Company is a news television program about U.S. business and politics hosted by Lawrence Kudlow that airs on the CNBC U.S. television channel at 5 PM ET since 2005-02-14. ...


Political views

Abortion

Stein is a pro-life activist and was given a Pro-Life Award in 2003 by the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund.[16] This article is about the social movement. ... The National Right to Life Committee is a right to life/pro-life organization, that was founded in in Detroit as a non-sectarian, non-partisan group, opposed to abortion, euthanasia and infanticide. ...


Larry Craig scandal

In 2007, Stein chastised the police and the GOP leadership for their response to the Larry Craig scandal. Stein said that Craig's sexuality should be a non-issue: "A party that believes in individual rights should be rallying to his defense, not making him walk the plank".[17] This article is about the Idaho senator. ... This article is about the Idaho senator. ...


Taxation

Though often labeled as a political and economic conservative, Stein has criticized the U.S. tax code for being too lenient on the wealthy. He noted that Warren Buffett, one of the richest individuals in the world, who pays the capital gains tax, enjoys a lower tax rate than his secretaries who pay the income tax, and advocated increasing taxation of the opulent class.[18] Conservative may refer to: Conservatism, political philosophy A member of a Conservative Party Conservative extension, premise of deductive logic Conservativity theorem, mathematical proof of conservative extension Conservative Judaism britney spears Category: ... In the UK, every person paid under the PAYE scheme is allocated a tax code. ... Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American investor, businessman and philanthropist. ...


Views on evolution

Stein has publicly denounced the theory of evolution, which he and other intelligent design advocates term "Darwinism", declaring it to be "a painful, bloody chapter in the history of ideologies", "the most compelling argument yet for Imperialism", and the inspiration for the Holocaust.[19][20] Stein does not say belief in the theory of evolution alone leads to genocide, but that it is a necessary component.[21] He co-wrote and stars in the film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, a film which attempts to link evolution to the eugenics movement in Nazi Germany and to the Holocaust, and portrays advocates of intelligent design as victims of discrimination by the scientific community, which has widely rejected intelligent design as pseudoscience.[22] Noted evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins has strongly criticised Stein's film in an open letter on his website.[23] This article is about biological evolution. ... Charles Darwin Darwinism is a term for the underlying theory in those ideas of Charles Darwin concerning evolution and natural selection. ... For the computer game, see Imperialism (computer game). ... For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). ... Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution: Logo from the Second International Eugenics Conference [10], 1921, depicting it as a tree which unites a variety of different fields. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Intelligent design (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Clinton Richard Dawkins, FRS (born March 26, 1941) is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science writer who holds the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford. ...


In a Trinity Broadcasting Network interview with Paul Crouch Jr. regarding Stein's movie,[24] Stein made the following statement about science and religion: The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the largest Christian religious television network in the world and is headquartered near Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, California with studios near Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Irving, Texas and near Nashville in Hendersonville, Tennessee. ... Paul F. Crouch (born March 29, 1934) is the co-founder, chairman, and president of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the worlds largest Christian television network. ...

Stein: When we just saw that man, I think it was Mr. Myers, talking about how great scientists were, I was thinking to myself the last time any of my relatives saw scientists telling them what to do they were telling them to go to the showers to get gassed … that was horrifying beyond words, and that’s where science — in my opinion, this is just an opinion — that’s where science leads you. Paul Zachary PZ Myers (born March 9, 1957) is an American biology professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris and a science blogger via his blog, Pharyngula. ...

Crouch: That’s right.

Stein: …Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people.

Crouch: Good word, good word.

On 24 June, Stein received the Freedom of Expression Award at the Entertainment Merchants Association’s Home Entertainment Awards for "his outspoken economic and political beliefs". [25] [26]


Personal life

Stein is married to entertainment lawyer Alexandra Denman.[1] He lives with Denman in Malibu, California and Beverly Hills.[27][28] Stein also has a summer home in Sandpoint, Idaho. Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Jeff Jennings [1] Area  - Total 100. ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Sandpoint Sandpoint is a city in and the county seat of Bonner County, Idaho, United States. ...


Books authored

Stein's book titles to date (7 fiction, 20 nonfiction) include:

Year Title Publisher ISBN
1978
On the Brink: A Novel

(Herbert Stein - Coauthor) See also: 1977 in literature, other events of 1978, 1979 in literature, list of years in literature. ...

Ballantine Books ISBN 0-345-27650-7
1979 The View from Sunset Boulevard: America as brought to you by the people who make television
1982 Ludes
1985 Financial Passages
1986 Her Only Sin ISBN 0-312-90636-6
1988 Hollywood Days, Hollywood Nights: the Diary of a Mad Screenwriter
1992 A License to Steal: the Untold Story of Michael Milken and the Conspiracy to Bilk the Nation ISBN 0671742728
2002 How to Ruin Your Life ISBN 1-56170-974-3
2003 How to Ruin Your Love Life ISBN 1-4019-0240-5
2004 How to Ruin Your Financial Life ISBN 1-4019-0241-3
Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It ISBN 1-4019-0333-9
2005 Yes, You Can Be a Successful Income Investor: Reaching for Yield in Today's Market ISBN 1-4019-0319-3
Yes, You Can Still Retire Comfortably: The Baby-Boom Retirement Crisis and how to Beat It ISBN 1-4019-0318-5
2006 How Successful People Win: Using "Bunkhouse Logic" to Get What You Want in Life ISBN 1-56170-975-1
2007 The Real Stars: In Today's America, Who Are the True Heroes? New Beginnings Press ISBN 1-40191-144-7

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References

  1. ^ a b IMDB: Ben Stein bio
  2. ^ Ben Stein Biography (1944-). filmreference.com. NetIndustries, LLC. Retrieved on 2008-04-22.
  3. ^ CNN.com - Transcripts
  4. ^ JD Journal: "Winning Thoughts from Ben Stein"
  5. ^ Ben Stein's official biography
  6. ^ Interview by Brian Howard: "20 Questions: Ben Stein" Philadelphia City Paper May, 1998
  7. ^ Stein, Ben: "Deep Throat and Genocide", "The American Spectator", June 1, 2005
  8. ^ http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=8242 Deep Throat and Genocide
  9. ^ Stein, Ben: "'Bueller, Bueller' Edition Almost Saves 'Ferris'", "The Washington Post", January 10, 2006
  10. ^ Expelled Press Release
  11. ^ Stein, Ben: "Looking for the Will Beyond the Battlefield", "New York Times", August 20, 2006
  12. ^ Ben Stein - Expert Financial Advice Columns on Yahoo! Personal Finance
  13. ^ "America's Most Smartest Model" (2007)
  14. ^ reality blurred + VH1 plans America's Most Smartest Model, The Salt-N-Pepa Show, Danny Bonaduce's Child Star, and Click!
  15. ^ TVgasm Archives
  16. ^ Richard Kimble, "Tenth Annual Proudly Pro-Life Awards Dinner Provides a Powerful Testimony for Life"
  17. ^ Ben Stein Says Craig Was Lynched Twice CBS News
  18. ^ Stein, Ben. In Class Warfare, Guess Which Class Is Winning. New York Times. November 26, 2006.
  19. ^ "Better Than We Deserve," American Spectator 2007 Dec.
  20. ^ Rennie, John. "Ben Stein's Expelled: No Integrity Displayed", Scientific American. Retrieved on 2008-04-12. 
  21. ^ "Ben Stein's Diary #60: From Boston To Berlin," American Spectator 2007 Sep., [1]
  22. ^ National Science Teachers Association, a professional association of 55,000 science teachers and administrators in a 2005 press release: "We stand with the nation's leading scientific organizations and scientists, including Dr. John Marburger, the president's top science advisor, in stating that intelligent design is not science. ...It is simply not fair to present pseudoscience to students in the science classroom."National Science Teachers Association Disappointed About Intelligent Design Comments Made by President Bush National Science Teachers Association Press Release August 3, 2005.
    • "for most members of the mainstream scientific community, ID is not a scientific theory, but a creationist pseudoscience." Trojan Horse or Legitimate Science: Deconstructing the Debate over Intelligent Design David Mu. Harvard Science Review, Volume 19, Issue 1, Fall 2005.
    • "Creationists are repackaging their message as the pseudoscience of intelligent design theory." Professional Ethics Report American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2001.
  23. ^ Open Letter to a victim of Ben Stein's lying propaganda
  24. ^ Science Equals Murder (article at National Review Online)
  25. ^ Home Media Magazine
  26. ^ EMA honors Stein with Freedom of Expression Award recognizes outspoken individuals, Cheryl Cheng, Video Business, 2008-06-10
  27. ^ "Ben Stein", MySpace, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-05-17. 
  28. ^ Stein, Ben. "Ben Stein", The American Spectator, 2005-06-01. Retrieved on 2008-05-17. 

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