Prudential Speaker Series - Ben Stein - "Personal Finance in Uncertain Times"
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On September 2 at 7:00 p.m., we are pleased to host Ben Stein. Renaissance man, Ben Stein melds deadpan humor and serious insights on the economy and human nature in talks that leave people laughing and thinking. Ben is also an Emmy-winning Television Gameshow Host; Commentator for CBS News, Fox News and CNN and Award-winning Commentator on Finance.Investing has always been a challenging process. There are just too many variables for anyone, even Warren Buffett, to assess them all and account for all of them. But now for the first time ever since there has been mass national investing in stocks, we have a devastatingly powerful nuclear bomb of a factor tossed in: the COVID-19 virus and what effect this terrifying pandemic will have on economic conditions.
We have never had to worry about this before and now we do.
- How do we analyze this?
- How do we share the risk with third parties?
- How do we assess the ability of the federal government to deal with this astonishingly powerful new force?
Ben Stein is a powerful speaker on economics, politics, education and history and motivation--and like his father, Herbert Stein, considered one of the great humorists on political economy and how life works in this nation.
Stein has a bachelors with honors in economics from Columbia, studied econ at the graduate level at Yale, is a graduate of Yale Law School and has as diverse a resume as any man in America.
He began his career as a speechwriter for U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before entering the entertainment field as an actor, comedian, and game show host. He has written or co-written roughly 30 books, mostly about investing, with his brilliant colleague, Phil DeMuth, many of them New York Times bestsellers. His and Dr. DeMuth's book, "Yes, You Can Time The Market" has become a landmark of using price theory for securities market analysis.
He wrote a column about economics for The New York Times for several years, roughly 2004-2009.
He 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 Ben and Jimmy for best game show host. Presently, he writes a column for The American Spectator and for NewsMax, and is a regular commentator on Fox News and on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as a frequent commentator on CNN.