Ben Stein – If you want to fight…

If you want to fight the evil you see in finance and industry, get to…


“If you want to fight the evil you see in finance and industry, get to work reading the corporate filings, see if there has been fraud, and where you find it, report it to the SEC or write about it or blog about it.”
-Ben Stein

Ben Stein – The ordinary American – as far…

The ordinary American – as far as I can tell – knows so much less than he…


“The ordinary American – as far as I can tell – knows so much less than he did fifty years ago and has such poor work habits compared with fifty years ago that the average multiplicand of knowledge/capabilities is a much smaller number than it was in 1961.”
-Ben Stein

Ben Stein – When I seemed to be…

When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr…


“When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight, and then say, ‘Just go to sleep.’ Like all smart aleck kids, I thought the advice was silly. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized just how smart Knight was.”
-Ben Stein

Ben Stein – If we try to engineer…

If we try to engineer outcomes, if we overturn tradition to make everyone the same…


“If we try to engineer outcomes, if we overturn tradition to make everyone the same, we ruin society. If we upset tradition to allow for an equal shot at the starting gate, everyone wins, except for the charlatans and would be dictators.”
-Ben Stein

Ben Stein – The people who did the…

The people who did the collateralized mortgage obligations, sold them to pension funds, then sold…


“The people who did the collateralized mortgage obligations, sold them to pension funds, then sold them short, then bought credit default swap insurance on them, are just amazing. They are a law unto themselves.”
-Ben Stein

Ben Stein – I do all of the…

I do all of the grocery shopping in my little family. I buy cheese, of…


“I do all of the grocery shopping in my little family. I buy cheese, of many different kinds, sliced packaged meats and poultry, bagels, immense quantities of eggs, pre-made fried chicken. Milk. Bacon. It is insane how much dairy, deli and bakery stuff I buy.”
-Ben Stein