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In an uncertain and rapidly changing world, Steve Forbes sits down with today’s leading business and economic minds to give listeners a better grasp of what’s ahead, and shares his own perspectives on the day’s most pressing issues.

Steve Forbes: What's Ahead Forbes

    • Investing
    • 4.8, 385 Ratings

In an uncertain and rapidly changing world, Steve Forbes sits down with today’s leading business and economic minds to give listeners a better grasp of what’s ahead, and shares his own perspectives on the day’s most pressing issues.

    Spotlight: Universal Basic Income: Free Money for Everybody?

    Spotlight: Universal Basic Income: Free Money for Everybody?

    Remember, before Covid-19, the pay for lower-income workers was rising at a faster pace than anyone else’s? So why is the idea of universal basic income (UBI) now gaining ground, and why is paying every adult $1,000 a month even a solution to the fight against Covid-19? Steve Forbes on the ethical and practical problems related to UBI and the detrimental economic consequences such payouts could cause. Steve Forbes shares his What’s Ahead Spotlights each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    • 3 min
    Spotlight: Democrats Don’t Want Biden To Debate Trump And This Is Why

    Spotlight: Democrats Don’t Want Biden To Debate Trump And This Is Why

    With the Presidential election just a few months away, the Covid-19 crisis has left voters deprived of the normal opportunities for sizing up candidates. Formal televised presidential debates have been a fixture of this process since 1976, and now Democratic operatives are suddenly rallying to scrap the iconic event. Steve Forbes on the truth behind why Democrats don't want to see Biden debate Trump, and why the public should react furiously to their attempt to block these debates. Steve Forbes shares his What’s Ahead Spotlights each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    • 3 min
    Spotlight: Politics of the Big Tech Hearing: Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google

    Spotlight: Politics of the Big Tech Hearing: Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google

    The big tech CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google were attacked from all sides as they testified remotely before Congress last week, and while their companies are astonishing examples of creativity and innovation, what they revealed was a collective sense of political hubris. Steve Forbes on the politics of the big tech hearing, the self-destructive behavior of these CEOs and how they should start practicing the wise, commonsense approach to customer service. Steve Forbes shares his What’s Ahead Spotlights each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    • 3 min
    Spotlight: Should the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Be Postponed?

    Spotlight: Should the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Be Postponed?

    The 2020 presidential election is just a few months away, and the coronavirus continues to plague our nation. What will this mean come November, and should the elections be postponed as recently was suggested by President Trump? Steve Forbes on the big problems looming as we inch toward the presidential election in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Steve Forbes shares his What’s Ahead Spotlights each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    • 3 min
    Spotlight: Cutting Drug Prices? What You Need To Know

    Spotlight: Cutting Drug Prices? What You Need To Know

    Price reform for pharmaceutical drugs is long overdue, but the drastic cuts in prices that the White House is trying to force on pharmaceutical companies will cripple innovation. Steve Forbes on the necessary reform that will preserve drug research and development and why it’s crucial to the future of U.S. health care. Steve Forbes shares his What’s Ahead Spotlights each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    • 3 min
    Spotlight: Why A Wealth Tax Will Do More Harm Than Good

    Spotlight: Why A Wealth Tax Will Do More Harm Than Good

    Should there be a wealth tax? As we close in on the 2020 election, the Democrats think there should be, but such a tax could kill the economy. Steve Forbes on the truth behind these tax-the-rich ideas and how they would do more harm than good. Steve Forbes shares his What’s Ahead Spotlights each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
385 Ratings

385 Ratings

Ricard66 ,

Drug Prices

Dear Mr. Forbes, I love your podcast and usually agree with you on most topics. However, I disagree with you on drug pricing. I agree with President Trump’s idea to cap drug prices at the average price that other developed countries pay for the same drugs. Why is it ok for drug companies to price gouge U.S. consumers, when other countries pay half what we pay in the United States for the same drugs?

However, I think that the best way to control drug prices is to allow consumers to purchase drugs from other countries. My watch is made in Switzerland. Why can I buy a watch from Switzerland, but not prescription drugs? Foreign competition would lower drug prices just like it has lowered prices in other products, such as cars and watches. Capitalism only works in free markets. Drug companies should not be allowed to avoid international competition.

play2gammon ,

Jacqueline Novogratz

Mr. Forbes,
Stimulating Challenging discussions with your guests. I am less fond of your more recent 3 minute summaries.
I was listening to your interview with Jacqueline Novogratz this week, just after
The tragedy in Minneapolis and subsequent mayhem. How about connecting her with people who can address inner city discouragement in the US.
Your interview with her outlined a great way to help improvised people.
Ron Rowe

Z71Anubis ,

Summary casts

I much prefer your longer interview podcasts. I’m sure they are harder to produce but I like to listen while I work.

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