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Author: George Soros
ISBN: 1586488856
Pages: 144 pages
Publisher: PublicAffairs; 1 edition (February 9, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Government
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by George Soros



The London Times writes: "They're wrong about oil, by George: In short, the standard economic assumption that supply and demand drive prices is only a starting point for understanding financial markets. In boom-bust cycles, the textbook theory is not just slightly inaccurate but totally wrong.

The lectures are the culmination of a lifetime of practical and philosophical reflection

In October 2009, George Soros delivered a series of lectures at the Central European University in Budapest. He is the author of many bestselling books, most recently The Crash of 2008 and What it Means.

In October 2009, George Soros delivered a series of lectures at the Central European University in Budapest. He was born in Budapest and lives in New York City.

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George Soros, Hon FBA (born Schwartz György; August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American investor and philanthropist. Born in Budapest, Soros survived Nazi Germany-occupied Hungary and emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1947. He attended the London School of Economics, graduating with a bachelor's and eventually a master's degree in philosophy.

In October 2009, George Soros delivered a series of lectures at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, which provided a broad overview of his thoughts on economics and politics. Soros has achieved great and consistent success in the world of finance but has also contributed to the broader world of philosophy and human rights through the work of his Open Society Institute, an international network of foundations. These lectures are the culmination of a lifetime of practical and philosophical reflection

In October 2009, George Soros delivered a series of lectures at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, which provided a broad overview of his thoughts on economics and politics. These lectures are the culmination of a lifetime of practical and philosophical reflection

George Soros is a best-selling author with 14 books to his name so far. To get started with his work, you can look up essays and lectures online.

George Soros is a best-selling author with 14 books to his name so far. Soros’s writing style is rich and intricate. He has written about a wide variety of topics, including social issues and weaknesses in the global market.

Five lectures George Soros recently delivered at the Central European University in Budapest - which he founded in 1991 - distill a lifetime of thinking on finance, capitalism and open society In a series of lectures delivered at the Central European University in October 2009, George Soros provided a broad overview of his thoughts on economics and politics. The lectures are the culmination of a lifetime of practical and philosophical reflection. In the first and second lecture, Soros discusses his general theory of reflexivity and its application to financial markets, providing insight into the recent financial crisis. The third and fourth lectures examine the concept of open society, which has guided Soros' global philanthropy, as well as the potential for conflict between capitalism and open society. The closing lecture focuses on the way ahead, closely examining the increasingly important economic and political role that China will play in the future. "The Budapest Lectures" presents these five seminal talks into one volume, which offers a condensed and highly readable summary of Soros' world view.

Lyrtois
Billionaire speculator George Soros is about as intriguing an individual as you can find. Escaping the Nazis with his family as a boy, Soros slowly built up one of the world's largest fortunes by constantly taking advantage of market inefficiencies. Once worth billions, he found himself seeking purpose and developed the Open Society Institute among other philanthropic organizations. Soros prefers now to see himself more as a philosopher than a speculator, although he continues to utilize his monetary theories to run his hedge fund.

As would be expected, the lectures of such a diverse and successful individual are full of intrigue. Each lecture is a reflection of his philosophical views that drive all aspects of his life. His theory of reflexivity defines his understanding of the financial markets giving a broad outline of why he feels he has been able to continue succeed where nearly all fail. He speaks in depth about open societies, a belief that began with discussions with the late Karl Pooper and has developed into a passion for aggressively promoting democracy around the world. Lastly, Soros speaks about his thoughts on the future both from an economical and political point of view where he shares his thoughts on the ramifications of the likely battle between international and state capitalism.

Soros is a polarizing figure as he is not shy about expressing his views and reasoning about politics and the massive hypocritical nature of the self interests of agency relationships, most notably that of governments. Yet reasonable people can disagree and still find value in the substance of well reasoned opposing views, thus no matter how anyone feels about Soros's opinions I have no doubt one can appreciate his reasoning. I am sure these lectures will be of value to anyone with an interest in better understanding some of the world's larger issues.
Gom
It was quite interesting to learn Mr Soros's ideas - fallibility, reflexibility and uncertainity of human nature.
The lecutres are well recorded. They, also, include "live" q&a part with participants physically present at CEU in Budapest and, via internet, calling from LSE, MIT, Fudan University China and some New York and Hong Kong schools.

With 2008 crisis, the global economies entered a fourth phase capitalism characterised by awarness of market fundamentalism flaws (mulit- or even disequilibirium, lack of automatic bubble reduction mechanisms). Mr Soros advised a limited interventionism or easing, but warned against post-truth society, which happens to be a very accurate forecast now, after six years (2017). He called China (with its state capitalism) as a new engine of the world, but much smaller, less efficient and less attractive as USA used to be. He pointed surprisingly low returns on investmenst within the Chinese system. Although, as the known philanthropist said, he was outgunned, he would not stop his efforts in spreading the vision of Open Society (rule of law, dignity, freedom) and encouraging people to selfwork on their moral fundaments.
huckman
There are those who will smugly dismiss Soros reflexivity as obvious. As with the tin can, it isn't, until it is. You have to think to gain from this book. In it, Mr. Soros lays out his reflexivity hypothesis and gives specific examples of how reflexivity results in collective, subconscious creation and reinforcement of our own realities. This is a process that, according to Soros, distorts prices, and by positive feedback, moves markets away from, rather than toward, equilibrium. This is a mechanism that can account for market bubbles. His concern is with irrational, real markets, rather than the non-existent ones described by academic models. He shows us that while small bubbles may be inevitable, the formation of major market bubbles are both recognizable and avoidable. Those receptive to his ideas can learn much from these printed lectures -- much, in fact, at odds with what we have been taught. This is a rather brilliant work, very likely to be dismissed by a certain segment of the academic community, and by others hailed as a work of insight and genius. I think it is the latter.
Gaxaisvem
Okay not really ground breaking. Pretty much every idea he put into his book has already been coined by someone before him and is titled. His opinions aren't really new opinions. For instance his advice to China leadership and his remarks about the need for regulation and international vs. state capitalism is not new, additionally, i would recommend to anyone who is into these kind of topics to read Noam Chomsky's books, However, what is unique is his ability to plead with the power elite to be more for the public good. It's an interesting vantage point he's coming from. But overall I found the book lacking in a certain kind of je ne sais qua? Sophistication?
Thordibandis
Informative. Good read, if your into economics.
Hamrl
This book, "The Soros Lectures: At the Central European University" comprises some lectures by Soros himself at the Central European Univ. With a fast and fluid reading, this is a book to be appreciated on several readings and re-readings. I bought this with a bargain price, and I am not disappointed.