Farmers Bank & Trust brought actor, author, economist, and pop culture icon Ben Stein to Texarkana on April 4 as a part of its Distinguished Speaker Series. The event was organized to raise funds for scholarships for Texarkana College students who transition to Texas A&M University-Texarkana to complete their four-year degree. Distinguished speaker Ben Stein is a former speech writer for Presidents Nixon and
Ford, a longtime columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Barrons, and The New York Times, Professor of Law and Economics at Pepperdine University, and a multiple New York Times bestselling author. An Emmy award-winning host of “Win Ben Stein’s Money,” Stein has had roles in dozens of movies and television shows including “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “The Wonder Years.” He 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.
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