THE EVENING WILL FEATURE A KEYNOTE TALK AND BOOK SIGNING BY MR. STEVE FORBES, CO-AUTHOR OF THE GROUND-BREAKING BOOK
MONEY: HOW THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DOLLAR THREATENS THE GLOBAL ECONOMY - AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT
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Forbes will be hitting on various money related topics including how entrepreneurship and new technologies/innovations play a role in our global economy:
What is the difference between money and value? What is real wealth?
How does sound money contribute to a well-functioning society?
How have our money policy errors led to the current problems in global financial markets?
What can we do now to reestablish the strength of the dollar and other currencies?
Steve Forbes is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Power Ambition Glory and the Wall Street Journal bestseller How Capitalism Will Save Us. Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, which publishes Forbes magazine, with a circulation of nearly one million readers. Combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and the company's licensee editions, the magazine reaches close to 6 million global readers. Forbes.com reaches 65 million unique monthly visitors.
Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. Under Mr. Forbes’ leadership, the company has launched a variety of new publications and businesses. They include: ForbesLife, the dedicated luxury lifestyle and culture magazine; Forbes Europe, Forbes Asia; and Forbes licensee editions published in several countries around the world. The company also publishes a number of investment newsletters.
In 1996 Forbes entered the new media arena with the launch of Forbes.com. Now averaging 47 million unique monthly visitors, it has become a leading destination site for senior business decision-makers and investors. The company’s flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe and the company's licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5 million readers.
Mr. 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. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate. In both 1996 and 2000, Mr. Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits and a strong national defense. Mr. Forbes continues to energetically promote this agenda.
In 1985, President Reagan named Mr. Forbes Chairman of the bi-partisan Board for International Broadcasting (BIB). In this position, he oversaw the operations of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Broadcasting behind the Iron Curtain, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty were praised by Poland's Lech Walesa as being critical to the struggle against communism. Mr. Forbes was reappointed to his post by President George H. W. Bush and served until 1993.
Steve Forbes was born on July 18, 1947, in Morristown, New Jersey. He graduated cum laude in 1966 from Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in history from Princeton in 1970. Mr. 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.
How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It
Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames present a compelling—and controversial—argument about why a return to a sound dollar and a new gold standard are vital to a healthy global economy. Few topics are as misunderstood today as the subject of money. Since the U.S. abandoned a gold-linked dollar more than four decades ago, the world’s governments have slid into a dangerous ignorance of the fundamental monetary principles that guided the world’s most successful economies for centuries. Forbes and Ames show how today’s wrong-headed money policies—espoused and enacted by Obama and other heads of state around the world—are now setting the stage for a new global economic and social catastrophe that could rival the recent financial crisis and even the horrors of the 1930s. They also explain how the Bernanke/Yellen Federal Reserve and its unstable dollar policies have been accelerating our course toward disaster, and what we can do to stop it.
• The weak economic recovery
• Slower long-term growth and higher unemployment
• High food and fuel prices
• Declining mobility, greater inequality, and the destruction of personal wealth
• Increased volatility and currency crises
• Larger government with higher debt
• Lower levels of business innovation and entrepreneurship
"You can't have a reliable measurement tool that itself constantly changes in value. A gold standard would fix that."
"In this fascinating book, Steve Forbes makes the case for sound money and shows why a money system based on free trade—a system that allows the entrepreneurial dream to flourish--is not just good business; it also makes for a good society. Money is a rock-solid argument for the virtues of capitalism."
— John Mackey, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
"Few topics today are as misunderstood as the subject of money. Steve Forbes understands money better than most heads of state do, and in this provocative book he shares his vast knowledge and gives us sensible and time-tested recommendations for stopping future financial meltdowns."
— Lawrence Kudlow, CNBC Senior Contributor
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