Steve Forbes


One of the world’s leading experts on business and finance, Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. A former presidential candidate, he is the author most recently of Reviving America: How Repealing ObamaCare, Replacing the Tax Code, and Reforming the Fed Will Restore Hope and Properity (2016) with Elizabeth Ames. He is also the author of Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy—and What We Can Do About It (2014), Power Ambition Glory and How Capitalism Will Save Us (all written with Elizabeth Ames).



“Fascinating. Money is a rock-solid argument for the virtues of capitalism.”

—John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market; coauthor, Conscious Capitalism

“This is an important book well worth reading.” —John A. Allison, president and CEO, Cato Institute

“The purpose of science is to be predictive, but modern economics is no longer predictive. Things that should cause a crisis don't. Things we don’t expect to cause a crisis do. Steve Forbes makes a significant contribution to understanding the failure of modern economic theory by showing how money is intrinsically part of broader social processes and that, without properly understanding money, the ‘science’ of economics can never predict anything. Forbes reveals the defects in how we think about our currency and also provides a valuable alternative. This book taught me a lot.” —George Friedman, chairman of Stratfor, author of The Next 100 Years and The Next Decade

“Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames deliver a gripping read and an intriguing viewpoint on how to get our economy back on track.”

—Greta Van Susteren, Fox News Channel

“Money is a rare treasure—it looks at the economy through eyes focused on common sense and logical solutions. This is a valuable contribution for economists and ordinary citizens alike.” —Benjamin S. Carson Sr., MD, president and CEO, American Business Collaborative; Emeritus Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

“Steve Forbes understands money better than most heads of state do, and in this provocative book he shares his vast knowledge and gives us sensible and time-tested recommendations for stopping future financial meltdowns.”

—Lawrence Kudlow, CNBC

“No one knows this topic better or from more perspectives than Steve Forbes, and he and Elizabeth Ames deliver what’s promised in this fascinating book. MONEY is a compelling and well informed argument for a 21st century gold standard and a sound dollar.”

—Arthur B. Laffer, founder and chairman, Laffer Associates