Forbes CEO and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes available at press conference at Fairfield University

What: Fairfield University will host a press conference with Steve Forbes, a widely respected economics prognosticator and former presidential candidate. The press conference will precede his lecture, "The Economy and The Price of Freedom: Global and Domestic," which is sponsored by the Open VISIONS Forum, a program of University College at Fairfield University.

When: The press conference is Monday, Oct. 27, at 6:45 p.m. Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Forbes is president and chief executive officer at Forbes and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, the nation's leading business magazine with a circulation of 850,000. Well-known for his insightful economic forecasts, Forbes also ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1996 and 2000, vigorously championing a platform that included a flat tax, medical savings accounts, parental choice in schools and a strong national defense. "Creating personal wealth - not redistributing it - should be one of America's highest priorities as we move into the new century," he wrote in his 1999 book, "A New Birth of Freedom." "The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things. It is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination and our faith in the future. That's the magic of a free society. Everyone can move forward and prosper because wealth comes from within."

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647,

Posted on October 27, 2003

Vol. 36, No. 94

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