Around 1960, my father, Herbert Stein, was Research Director of the Committee for Economic Development (CED). There was one economist on the staff who was so brilliant, Edward F. Denison; a genuine genius in data and interpretation.
When presidential candidates are promising to give 40 acres and a mule to every American, reflect on what Dr. Denison showed — how more education for more people made for more growth. In those days education was something quantifiable. It was not whatever was politically correct, so writes Ben Stein in The American Spectator
Ben Stein is a writer, actor, and lawyer who served as a speechwriter in the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal unfolded. He began his unlikely road to stardom when director John Hughes as the numbingly dull economics teacher in the urban comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Read more more reports from Ben Stein - Click Here Now.
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