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  • The Great (and Continuing) Economic Debate of the 20th Century

    03/21/2006 11:37:40 PM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 204 replies · 2,554+ views
    Imprimis/Hillsdale College ^ | March 2006 | Steve Forbes
    The great economic debate of the twentieth century was between collectivists and free-marketers. In one sense, the free-marketers won: When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, it was widely acknowledged that Soviet socialism had been a catastrophic, not to say murderous, failure. But in another sense, the debate continues. Democratic capitalism still has not vanquished the idea of collectivism. Far from it. At the beginning of the last century, free markets seemed to be on the ascendancy everywhere. But two events gave collectivism its lease on life. The first was World War I. In addition to the slaughter—and to breeding...
  • Forbes Says Bush's Making Mistakes

    03/05/2006 9:57:34 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 57 replies · 975+ views
    KCCI ^ | March 5 2006
    Publisher Steve Forbes is using an Iowa campaign trip to criticize President George W. Bush's handling of Social Security and the Iraq war. During a Des Moines stop Saturday for Secretary of Agriculture candidate Mark Leonard, Forbes said Bush has been his own worst enemy in his decline in the polls. Forbes said Bush failed to get the Social Security changes he wanted because his plan was too vague and people feared what might happen to their older relatives. In handling the Iraq war, Forbes said Bush again failed to give the public specific information on what was happening there.
  • *Blankely-"The West's Last Chance"*Dangerous Professors*Forbes-Simple Tax* Fri 3-3 on!

    03/03/2006 9:50:56 AM PST · by Bob J · 4 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | 3-3-06 | Bob J
    Listen While You Freep! Five channels, five programs every day and each one playing for 24 hours and on weekends so tune in when it’s convenient for YOU! Call In Number - 866-884-TALK (8255) Heating the EDGE of a New Media! 1pm est- The Right Hour : Remember back to those thrilling days of yesteryear – the “hippy days.” Remember when everyone in Sociology 101 got an A, except you! You got a D because you were naďve. You didn’t realize that you were taking a course in Marxist studies. You weren’t 100 percent certain that the Vietnam War was...
  • "Tuck off, Teve Torbes/Rice 2008"?

    01/29/2006 2:18:58 PM PST · by Dutchgirl · 19 replies · 1,515+ views
    self vanity ^ | 01/29/06 | self
    Ted Koppel: Mr. Forbes, I assume you've read this so-called "fictional" account of the Repubican Primary? Steve Forbes: Yes, I have, Ted. Ted Koppel: Then, I assume you're familiar with this passage: [ text appears on screen ] "Millionaire Teve Torbes was a maverick candidate who had Washington insiders running scared. He also had an undeniable animal magnetism that drove the ladies crazy. It was clear Teve Torbes had it goin' on." Since this portrays you in such a positive light, Mr. Forbes, many people have suggested that you are the author of the book. Steve Forbes: [ smiling ]...
  • Beltway Banditry: Don't Expect Real Reform(Steve Forbes opines.)

    01/20/2006 12:07:21 PM PST · by kellynla · 7 replies · 299+ views ^ | 01.30.06 | Steve Forbes
    The Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal is grotesque, but it is not unprecedented in Washington history. Before the Civil War most Americans' only contact with the federal government was through the Post Office. Now contact occurs ubiquitously. The scandals that tarnished Ulysses S. Grant's presidency over 130 years ago were a sign of things to come. As more money flowed through Washington and as Washington's power to regulate our lives grew, opportunities and temptations for graft, influence peddling and cutting corners grew exponentially. Power breeds corruption. And this will not be the last such case as long as our central government...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 January 2006

    01/15/2006 5:23:01 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 1,152 replies · 19,799+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 15 January 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, January 15th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Reps. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., John Boehner, R-Ohio, and John Shadegg, R-Ariz., candidates in the upcoming House majority leader race; Harry Johnson, president, Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Paul Bremer, former U.S. administrator in Iraq; Taylor Branch, civil rights author and historian; Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow John McWhorter; Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and...
  • Mushrooming Crisis: Iran, Not Iraq will be the global hot potato of 2006

    01/03/2006 7:44:20 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 24 replies · 1,063+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 01/01/2006 | Steve Forbes
    Mushrooming Crisis Iran's soon-to-be successful push for atomic weapons, not the Iraq war, will be the global hot potato of 2006. All diplomatic efforts to dissuade Tehran from going nuclear have predictably failed. Russia is not going to pull this radioactive chestnut out of the fire, either, even though members of the Bush Administration still pretend it will. The prospect of Iran's having a nuclear capability is especially frightening because its new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is lethally delusional. He is obsessed with the Mahdi (who is to return just before Judgment Day) and believes he must prepare the way for...
  • Oil bubble to burst: Forbes

    08/29/2005 10:55:27 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 86 replies · 2,709+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 30 August 2005
    RECORD oil prices this week were evidence of a speculative market bubble that was set to burst in the next 12 months and make the hi-tech crash of 2000 "look like a picnic", US business publisher Steve Forbes said today. The price of light sweet crude topped $US70 a barrel yesterday as Hurricane Katrina headed for the US Gulf Coast, which accounts for about a quarter of US oil output. Mr Forbes, editor-in-chief of the influential Forbes business magazine, said inflation and increased demand from China and India only accounted for a small part of the price raise from $US25...
  • The World Is Flat (John Fund On Global Flat Tax Revolution Alert)

    08/28/2005 9:24:07 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 487+ views ^ | 08/28/05 | John Fund
    Indeed, the Brussels-based Center for a New Europe notes that none of the countries that have adopted the flat tax are seriously contemplating any retreat from it. Flat-tax pioneer Estonia is even reducing its rate by two percentage points a year until it drops to 20% in 2007. Since the tax's inception in 1994, Estonia has had an average growth of 5.2% a year, and now also ranks fourth (out of 155 countries) in the Index of Economic Freedom, published by The Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation. After being mired in stagnation for years, in 2001 Russia implemented...
  • WSJ: One Simple Rate - A flat tax would uleash a stupendous economic boom, by Steve Forbes

    08/15/2005 5:55:06 AM PDT · by OESY · 559 replies · 4,371+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 15, 2005 | STEVE FORBES
    A major domestic battle looms this fall, when tax reform-- a centerpiece of the president's bold domestic agenda-- will finally be on the table. The President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform is expected to release its findings by the end of September. After the political shellacking the White House took on Social Security, the administration will be strongly tempted to take a conciliatory path that supports only superficial reforms, essentially preserving the status quo of our hideous income tax code. Such a course would have perilous consequences, economically and politically. In fact, the administration has an opportunity here to...
  • '08 White House Race Draws Iowa's Interest

    03/28/2005 6:45:48 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 612+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2005 | MIKE GLOVER
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Potential White House candidates are calling Iowa's top political operatives. Trips to the Midwest are on the schedule. Personal notes to the state's top Democrats and Republicans are in the mail. AP Photo   In the realm of nonstop presidential politics, this is the slow time, when 2008 hopefuls are putting out early feelers in Iowa, a state critical to any White House aspirant. The calendar may show two years and 10 months to the next round of caucuses, but the courting continues. Consider the experience of John Norris, who worked as a field director for...
  • In Secretly Taped Conversations, Glimpses of the Future President

    02/19/2005 1:50:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 224 replies · 6,523+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 20, 2005 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 - As George W. Bush was first moving onto the national political stage, he often turned for advice to an old friend who secretly taped some of their private conversations, creating a rare record of the future president as a politician and a personality. In the last several weeks, that friend, Doug Wead, an author and former aide to Mr. Bush's father, disclosed the tapes' existence to a reporter and played about a dozen of them. Variously earnest, confident or prickly in those conversations, Mr. Bush weighs the political risks and benefits of his religious faith, discusses...
  • Steve Forbes Praises Newt Gingrich's Bold, New Political Strategy

    01/12/2005 7:43:57 AM PST · by hinterlander · 17 replies · 967+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | January 12, 2005 | Steve Forbes
    Newt Gingrich, policy wonk? Volcano is more like it. His new book, Winning the Future (published by Regnery, a sister company of HUMAN EVENTS), runs more than 200 pages and gives you the impression the man has barely cleared his throat. He covers numerous subjects at a breakneck pace. No wonder each chapter closes with a reminder to visit his website ( for more information on the topics covered. The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D.-N.Y.) was right when he observed years ago that the GOP had become the party of ideas. And Newt Gingrich is a splendid example of...
  • Rich Man Talking (THIS MEANS WAR!!!)

    01/10/2005 9:01:13 PM PST · by srm913 · 13 replies · 765+ views
    SFGate ^ | January 10, 2005 | Harley Sorensen
    Rich Man Talking VIEW FROM THE LEFT - Harley Sorensen, Special to SF Gate Monday, January 10, 2005 Those of you who follow politics will remember a two-time Republican presidential hopeful by the name of Steve Forbes, a man with a syrupy half-smile rarely found outside a lunatic asylum. To avoid confusion here, let it be known that I refer to the man known at birth as Malcolm Stevenson Forbes Jr., not his profligate late father, Malcolm Stevenson Forbes Sr., publisher of a magazine bearing the family name. Forbes the Younger tightened up his moniker to just plain Steve Forbes...
  • Steve Forbes: Expel 'Murderous' U.N. From New York

    12/29/2004 11:49:11 AM PST · by melancholy · 50 replies · 1,328+ views ^ | 12/29/04 | melancholy
    "New York City is too good for the "privileged, pampered" bureaucrats of United Nations, notes Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine. Ship the corrupt globalists to the corrupt Third World..."
  • Steve Forbes: Don't Junk Property Rights

    12/28/2004 3:48:14 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 21 replies · 2,775+ views
    Forbes ^ | December 28, 2004 | Steve Forbes
    More From Steve Forbes Audio:Steve Forbes on Sky Radio     In the coming months the U.S. Supreme Court will issue two critical rulings on property rights, which are the bedrock of a vibrant, free-enterprise economy. They are rooted in the principle of equality before the law, whereby the least of us can be protected from the most powerful. This is what enables an entrepreneur to start a business--not to mention create a whole new industry--that may challenge existing powerful business entities and not have it effectively seized or gobbled up by those already-existing bigcorporations. Under our Constitution the...
  • Steve Forbes: Expel 'Murderous' U.N. From New York

    12/27/2004 5:33:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 55 replies · 1,473+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/27/04 | Carl Limbacher
    New York City is too good for the "privileged, pampered" bureaucrats of United Nations, notes Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine. Ship the corrupt globalists to the corrupt Third World, he urges in his column in the Jan. 10, 2005 issue. "The poverty and backwardness of Port-au-Prince, Haiti or Lagos, Nigeria or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia would serve as daily reminders" of the taxpayer-supported U.N. parasites' "years-long record of murderous failure and moral turpitude," he observes. Forbes is, however, a realist. "It won't happen," he admits. After all, where would the internationalist fat cats dine and...
  • Bush to Change Economic Team

    President Bush plans to overhaul his economic team for the second time in two years and wants to tap prominent figures outside the administration to help sell rewrites of Social Security and the tax laws to Congress and the country, White House aides and advisers said over the weekend. The aides said the replacement of four of the five top economic officials -- including the Treasury and Commerce secretaries, with only budget director Joshua B. Bolten likely to remain -- is part of Bush's preparation for sending Congress an ambitious second-term domestic agenda.
  • Waffler in Chief

    10/03/2004 9:04:00 AM PDT · by Taft in '52 · 13 replies · 596+ views
    Forbes | October 4, 2004 | Steve Forbes
    A critical reason that John Kerry's once-assured election is going up in Deweyesque smoke is Kerry's inability to pass the Commander-in-Chief test: Can this candidate be trusted to ensure our security in a manifestly insecure world? In the three previous presidential contests, voters could ignore that question. But they can't now, not after 9/11. Yet Kerry comes across as though he thinks he can deal with mortal, major foreign policy issues by senatorial fudging and "nuancing." • Iran. The mullahs will soon have nuclear weapons. What should the U.S. do? Europe has tried its ineffective diplomacy and has, predictably,...
  • The Rubinian Candidate

    08/16/2004 5:28:37 AM PDT · by OESY · 6 replies · 569+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 16, 2004 | STEVE FORBES
    ...Democrats are afflicted with the Curse of Robert Rubin. They think that Mr. Rubin persuaded Bill Clinton to boost taxes in 1993 and that, while the move was unpopular (it helped cost Democrats control of both houses of Congress for the first time in four decades), the tax hikes cut the deficit, which, in turn, reduced the "crowding out" of private investment by government borrowing, which, in turn, drove down interest rates.... Unfortunately ... there is no correlation between budget deficits and interest rates. In fact, no sooner did Mr. Clinton sign that tax legislation than interest rates began a...