Stein has degrees in economics (Columbia U., 1966) and law (Yale, 1970). He was valedictorian of his law school class at Yale. He has been a non-tenured professor of law at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, unfortunately writes a weekly column in the New York Times and occasionally gives opinion pieces on CBS News Sunday Morning.
Not much of importance has been heard from him of late; he has lost all respect of freethinkers after his involvement with Expelled.
Stein: When we just saw that man, I think it was Mr. Myers, talking about how great scientists were, I was thinking to myself the last time any of my relatives saw scientists telling them what to do they were telling them to go to the showers to get gassed …that was horrifying beyond words, and that’s where science — in my opinion, this is just an opinion — that’s where science leads you.
Crouch: That’s right.
Stein: …Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people.
Crouch: Good word, good word.
About his old boss he said:
“”I'm not much of a believer in conspiracy theories. I've seen up close and personal how wrong they were in the case of my old boss, Richard M. Nixon. He was not a criminal mastermind. He was not paying attention to a bunch of juvenile delinquent aides and they did him dirt. It was a case of an absent minded father, not a KGB plot.
It also makes you wonder what he thinks of Tricky Dick's anti-Semitism.
Stein's economic predictions have recently inspired a phrase of comical derision, Ben Steinery. On the other hand, sometimes he will take a stand for a legitimate moral issue. In what would be considered unorthodox views in Republican circles, he's in agreeance with the progressive income tax and the capital gains tax, and has strongly advocated raising taxes on the rich in many recent appearances on Fox Noise, usually to be yelled at by his "interviewer."
He was aghast at the way Larry Craig was shunned after his incident in the bathroom, saying that Craig's sexuality was no one's business but his own. He also endorsed Al Franken in 2008 and Ralph Nader over GOP candidates. Most of this can probably be attributed to being very sincere, but seldom right. In other words, stopped clock.
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- ↑ "Why I am a Republican" , a column he wrote for The American Spectator.
- ↑ Stein wrote a column for Time commemorating Friedman after he died .
- ↑ Witness his idea of foreign policy, which can be summed up as "Whatever's best for Israel!" 
- ↑ Science Equals Murder ("article" at National Review Online)
- ↑ The Stockmasters.com August 8, '08
- ↑ For example