Economist; Longtime Columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Barrons and The New York Times Topic - Politics in America! Ben Stein offers laughter, insight and tears as he explores society's most quirky conundrums. Armed with a curmudgeonly persona and offbeat style, he dissects the economy and helps audiences balance life's priorities, even as he offers an eye-opening tour of its greatest absurdities. An exceptionally gifted economist whose market analysis is sought by companies and organizations across the country, Stein is author of Yes, You Can Supercharge Your Portfolio!; Yes, You Can get a Financial Life; and How to Ruin the United States of America. The nation's self-styled "hope for the new millennium" Stein's career achievements range from speechwriter for President Nixon to the pop icon who starred as Ferris Bueller's teacher. He is, above all, an expert on bringing meaning to both life and work.