Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and the host of podcast What’s Ahead, where he talks to newsmakers, politicians, and pioneers in business and economics. He authored Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity and Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It and writes editorials for each issue of Forbes called “Fact and Comment.” He twice ran for president, promoting a flat tax, school choice, and term limit policies. In this wide-ranging interview with CEO Jennifer Grossman on July 14, 2021, Forbes shared his views on inflation, modern monetary policy, Covid lockdowns, Cuba sanctions, cancel culture, and what he sees as the enormously destructive and divisive agenda of the Biden administration.
Economist Art Laffer is best known for the Laffer Curve and his work as a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board for both of his two terms. Dr. Laffer also advised Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on fiscal policy in the U.K. during the 1980s. He has been a faculty member at the University of Chicago, University of Southern California, and Pepperdine University. Often referred to as the “Father of Supply-Side Economics,” he is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates and co-author of the 2018 book Trumponomics: Inside the America First Policy to Revive our Economy as well as The End of Prosperity and The Return to Prosperity. In speaking with CEO Jennifer Grossman on March 31, 2021, Laffer covers a whole range of topics, including his defense of Trump’s trade policy (making the distinction between negotiating tactics and actual protectionism), why he’ll never forgive George Herbert Walker Bush for raising taxes, his previous work with Jerry Brown and Bill Clinton, and his radical proposal to put all elected officials on a commission plan to incentivize pro-growth policies.
Alan Dershowitz is a legendary American defense attorney, former law professor, prolific author, and longtime defender of civil liberties, particularly freedom of speech. Mr. Dershowitz has taught at Harvard Law School for the past four decades, he’s published over 1,000 articles and authored 48 books, including Cancel Culture: The Latest Attack on Free Speech and Due Process, and his latest book, The Case Against the New Censorship: Protecting Free Speech from Big Tech, Progressives, and Universities. In speaking with CEO Jennifer Grossman on November 10, 2021, Dershowitz covers a whole range of topics, including the state of the law in America, Critical Race Theory, the Trump Presidency, meeting Ayn Rand, and Dershowitz’s experience in the legal defense of unpopular people. Watch the interview HERE or check the transcript below.
As politicians today assert, so loudly and sanctimoniously, that things like food, housing, health care, jobs, childcare, a cleaner-safer environment, transportation, schooling, utilities, and even college should be “free,” or publicly subsidized, almost no one asks why such claims are valid. Are they to be accepted blindly on faith or affirmed by mere intuition (feeling)? It doesn’t sound scientific. Shouldn’t all crucial claims pass tests of logic and evidence?