Ben Stein has finally responded to the laughable assumption that when — after "survey[ing] the ranks of those who are unemployed" — he stated that "the people who have been laid off and cannot find work are generally people with poor work habits and poor personalities" he had intended to imply that the people who have been laid off and cannot find work are generally people with poor work habits and poor personalities.
"I said that of the unemployed I know, many have poor work habits and difficult personalities. I made no claim to have made any scientific study of unemployment generally and indeed have not done so. It is a fact that in my experience, the people who have the worst work habits get laid off first…
"I do know a number of unemployed persons with fine work habits and personalities but — in my experience — they are a bit rare."
All I know is that, of the Ben Steins that I know of, they tend to be distasteful elitists with questionable ethics who are utterly full of bullshit. But I make no claim to have made any scientific study of Ben Steins generally and have indeed not done so.
Tags: Ben Stein, Unemployment