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FES Hosts Speaker Series

November 1, 2016

The Free Enterprise Society, in conjunction with Young America's Foundation, hosted Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, allowing students, faculty, and members of the Stillwater community to attend his public presentation at no cost.

In 1996, Mr. Forbes embarked upon a new media venture with the launch of Forbes.com. Now averaging 18 million unique monthly visitors, it has become a leading destination site for senior business decision-makers and investors. Other sites branching from ForbesMedia include: ForbesWoman, RealClearPolitics, RealClearMarkets, RealClearSports and many others. Together, these sites reach the front desks of millions of business decision-makers every day.

A widely respected economic prognosticator, Mr. Forbes is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award, an award for the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved to be most accurate, four times.

During his presentation, Mr. Forbes discussed some of the concepts addressed in his book, How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today’s Economy. Following his talk, Mr. Forbes answered several questions asked by the audience.

Members of the Free Enterprise Society also had the unique opportunity to attend the VIP Reception held immediately following the event. During the reception, members were able to meet Mr. Forbes and have their picture taken.