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The Soros Lectures: At the Central European University
 
 
Author
George Soros.
Publisher PublicAffairs  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9781586488857
Pages/Publication Date 127/2010
Daedalus Item Code 24151
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The chairman of Soros Fund Management and the founder of a global network of foundations dedicated to supporting open societies, George Soros was born in Budapest. This book presents five lectures Soros delivered in 2009 at the Central European University in Budapest—which he founded in 1991—distilling a lifetime of thinking on finance, capitalism, and open society. 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.

"Soros offers a charming mix of autobiography, analysis of the financial crisis, and explication of his concept of 'reflexivity' in economics."—Guardian (London)

"A terrific look into the worldview of one of the richest and most fascinating men in the world."—CNN

 
 
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