Ben Stein: 'I just love Idaho'

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Ben Stein: 'I just love Idaho'

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 7:54 PM

BOISE -- The man best known for his role as a teacher in the 1986 film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was in Boise Tuesday.

Ben Stein was the keynote speaker at Tuesday night's Boise Metro Chamber's 129th Annual Gala Dinner.

Before the dinner, KTVB sat down with Stein, a self proclaimed Idahoan, who spends part of the year living up north in Sandpoint.

Stein said Tuesday was his first trip to Boise, where he especially enjoyed touring the State Capitol. "It was just absolutely charming, just really wonderful and to me, the essence of Idaho is that the State Capitol is open to any citizen."

Aside from his entertainment roles that Stein is known for, he is also an award-winning author who has written several best sellers about economics and finance. 

He believes Idaho is on the economic upswing, because of its numerous resources.

"This state generally speaking will do better than other states because it has a lot of mineral and also because it's got a very efficient agriculture sector and also it's got a very efficient high tech sector," Stein said.

During the gala, Stein addressed the economy, as well as politics and education.
 

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