Find Ben Stein’s Marbles…
First, this voice-of-profit-cy, or lack thereof, lost his listeners’ money for them last summer, after he expelled a lot of hogwash about financial stocks just before they turned into something you wouldn't wipe your nose with.
(Note that comments at You Tube are closed because THEY [“Darwinists”] are all out to silence this self-styled economist by engaging in free speech about Ben Stein’s revisionism, you know.)
Now, Ben Stein is huffing about the “invisible government” of Goldman Sachs – Goldman Sachs, for pete’s sake – and how it “sells fear,” and how its "highly placed economist" (must be Stein's code word for someone having a job), Dr. Jan Hatzius, presides over a “culture of the KGB,” making it "the closest I have recently seen to such a world-running body [i.e., another conspiracy]." Oh, my dog! My cat! Another conspiracy!
(There's an alternative link for Stein's commentary at Disinformation.com.)
Excuse me, but in light of this and his hyperventilating coming attractions for Expelled (“If you see this film you could lose your job…Is there anyone out there who can stand up for freedom? Anyone? Anyone?” etc.), just who is selling fear here?
Apparently there's something called Ben Stein Watch. ;-)
Ben Bernanke sounds off on Stein’s accusations against Goldman Sachs
Paul Krugman, also of the NY Times, also replies to Stein.
I, too, was puzzled by Ben Stein’s conflation of a bank’s total assets with its capital, and assumed he was moving the goalposts as his intelligent design colleagues do. But, amazingly, it appears that I gave Stein too much credit in this, for apparently he doesn’t know the difference.
Ben Bernanke and Paul Krugman – and now, a "Darwinist" - well, you know what that means. It’s a conspiracy! No, I’m not kidding. Ben Stein digs himself in further, and even Krugman’s detractors are shocked. And as one observer remarked about Stein's assertion that housing prices have never declined over 15% in a very long time, one shouldn't drive while only looking in the rear-view mirror! (LOL! That is a good analogy for creationism as well.)
BTW, if you Google “Ben Stein” and “crying,” Amused Muse’s “Win Ben Stein’s Funneh” reached number 9. Thank you!
Well, anyway, I found all this out because Ben Stein was interviewed on Glenn Beck’s show. Glenn Beck! That Glenn Beck?
Hey, uh, Beck, what happened to the "end of the world on August 22" as prophesied by your favorite Princeton professor? I guess you should get up from your knees and thank "Darwinists" for ruining that, too?
Maybe during the battle of Armaggedon all the conspiracies against Ben Stein battle each other, and the winner gets to be teh Beast.