ACADEMY AND UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOST STEVE FORBES, PUBLISHER, ENTREPRENEUR, FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, AND OUTSPOKEN ADVOCATE FOR ECONOMIC FREEDOM
Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, addressed the crucial role entrepreneurs play in economic progress. In example after example Mr. Forbes explained how, and why, implementing and testing ideas in the market is the true foundation of wealth. It is only in the market that entrepreneurs have the freedom to act on their judgment and make real what was once only a dream. In a year of record high inflation Mr. Forbes warned against government manipulation of the dollar and how inflation has drastically decreased our standard of living. Students from the university eagerly awaited and chance to meet and hear from leader of one of America’s most famous business families.
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