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Interview with Steve Forbes

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Steve Forbes is President and CEO of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine. In 1997 Forbes entered the new media arena with the launch of Forbes.com. The site now attracts over seven million unique visitors a month and has become the leading destination site for business decision-makers and investors. The company's flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation's leading business magazine, with a circulation of over 900,000. Forbes, and Forbes Global together reach a worldwide audience of nearly five 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. Mr. Forbes is the author of A New Birth of Freedom (Regnery, 1999), a book of bold ideas for the new millennium. Steve Forbes was born on July 18, 1947, in Morristown, New Jersey. He graduated *** laude in 1966 from Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in history from Princeton in 1970. At Princeton, he was the founding editor of Business Today, which became the country's largest magazine published by students for students, with a circulation of 200,000. The magazine continues to be published today by Princeton undergraduates. His latest book is entitled, How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy.