Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. Mr. Forbes writes editorials for each issue of Forbes magazine 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 for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Presidency. He continues to promote 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’ other books include Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets are Moral and Big Government Isn’t (August 2012), How Capitalism Will Save Us (November 2009), Power Ambition and Flat Tax Revolution (2005), among others.
Elizabeth Ames is a communications executive, speaker and author. She has written two previous books with Steve Forbes, How Capitalism Will Save Us and Freedom Manifesto.