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Ben Stein named guest speaker for BACALA luncheon

Posted at 2:50 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 16:03:53-04

He’s known best for his role in the iconic film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Talking about Ben Stein.

Stein is the guest speaker for a luncheon tomorrow (August 15th) for Bay Area Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse.

BACALA is a grassroots organization that started in the Rio Grande Valley and its mission is to let people know about the cost and consequences of lawsuit abuse.

Stein, who is an attorney and an economist, will talk about the benefits of practicing common sense law and about people taking personal responsibility.

“It’s really about the economics of lawsuit abuse the immorality of it and the economics of how it hurts us as a people and a nation,” says Stein.

“The society has a great deal to be proud of it’s a great society but we do have people in the society whose job they think it is to take money from people who they don’t think should have it and they want to have it themselves. And they do it by creating legal grievances in many cases, quite fanciful and even ridiculous grievances, and when they do that, it harms the chain of production. It harms everything having to do with making the economy work” adds Stein.

Executive Director D’Anne Buquet says Stein’s approach to law and economics is the reason he’s been asked to speak to those who attend.

“BACALA is made up of individuals and business owners who are watchdogs and educators regarding lawsuit abuse. BACALA started as a grassroots movement to raise awareness about the effect frivolous lawsuits have on small business owners and the economy as a whole” adds Buquet.

The BACALA luncheon is Wednesday 11:30 am at the Ortiz Center.

By the way, you can ask Ben Stein a question yourself because, after his speech, there will be a question and answer session.

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