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Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media
Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. Forbes writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. In both 1996 and 2000, Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the presidency. Forbes is the author of Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn’t (2012). Forbes serves on the boards of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Heritage Foundation and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He is on the Board of Overseers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and on the Board of Visitors for the School of Public Policy of Pepperdine University. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University for ten years.

More About Steve Forbes

Linking the value of money to gold removes a huge source of Big Government’s power. No longer can government confiscate wealth by stealth by devaluing your money.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A new gold standard is crucial. The disasters that the Federal Reserve and other central banks are inflicting on us with their funny-money policies are enormous and underappreciated.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Forbes on quantitative easing.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Fed’s forced suppression of organic interest rates has made the pricing of credit impossible to figure. Under a properly functioning gold standard the Fed’s penchant for rigging interest rates would be sharply curbed, if not eliminated.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Fed’s forced suppression of organic interest rates has made the pricing of credit impossible to figure. Under a properly functioning gold standard the Fed’s penchant for rigging interest rates would be sharply curbed, if not eliminated.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

When you do harm to your currency, when you keep interest rates artificially low, which is a way of subsidizing government debt, it hurts small businesses.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A pernicious myth is at work among economists and policymakers, crippling a more vigorous economic recovery. It's the idea that a stable dollar means austerity and economic weakness.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016