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George Soros

Data di nascita: 12. Agosto 1930
Altri nomi: جرج سوروس

George Soros è un imprenditore, economista, attivista e filantropo ungherese naturalizzato statunitense.

Il suo patrimonio personale è stimato in circa 24,4 miliardi di dollari nel maggio 2016 ed è una delle trenta persone più ricche del mondo. Finanziere di successo dagli anni '50, durante il cosiddetto mercoledì nero George Soros è diventato famoso con un'operazione di speculazione finanziaria che ha costretto la Banca d'Inghilterra a svalutare la sterlina facendogli guadagnare una cifra stimata in 1,1 miliardi di dollari. Da quel momento è soprannominato l'uomo che gettò sul lastrico la Banca d'Inghilterra

Soros è Presidente del Soros Fund, dell'Open Society e fondatore e consigliere del Quantum Group. Politicamente è un sostenitore del movimento liberal della sinistra democratica statunitense e un finanziatore di gruppi per i diritti umani con un interesse per la filosofia, a partire da quella del suo insegnante giovanile, Karl Popper.

Frasi George Soros

„As long as people genuinely care for the people they're trying to help, they can actually do a lot of good.“

—  George Soros

Interview with Mark Shapiro (2000)
Contesto: It's more difficult, you know, to bring about positive change than it is to make money. It's much easier to make money, because it's a much easier way to measure success — the bottom line. When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it's a difficult task. Why not use an entrepreneurial, rather than a bureaucratic, approach. As long as people genuinely care for the people they're trying to help, they can actually do a lot of good.

„The world order needs a major overhaul.“

—  George Soros

Origine: The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror

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„An open society is always in danger. It must constantly reaffirm its principles in order to survive.“

—  George Soros

Speech at the National Press Club (2004)
Contesto: An open society is always in danger. It must constantly reaffirm its principles in order to survive. We are being sorely tested, first by 9/11 and then by President Bush's response. To pass the test we must face reality instead of finding solace in false certainties. This election transcends party loyalties. Our future as an open society depends on resisting the Siren's song.

„Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality — but reality as distorted by a misconception.“

—  George Soros

BuzzFlash interview (2004)
Contesto: Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality — but reality as distorted by a misconception. Under normal conditions misconceptions are self-correcting, and the markets tend toward some kind of equilibrium. Occasionally, a misconception is reinforced by a trend prevailing in reality, and that is when a boom-bust process gets under way. Eventually the gap between reality and its false interpretation becomes unsustainable, and the bubble bursts.

„Anticipating attacks, I should like to emphasize that I do not subscribe to the myths propagated by enemies of Israel and I am not blaming Jews for anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism predates the birth of Israel. Neither Israel's policies nor the critics of those policies should be held responsible for anti-Semitism.“

—  George Soros

On Israel, America and AIPAC (2007)
Contesto: One of the myths propagated by the enemies of Israel is that there is an all-powerful Zionist conspiracy. That is a false accusation. Nevertheless, that AIPAC has been so successful in suppressing criticism has lent some credence to such false beliefs. Demolishing the wall of silence that has protected AIPAC would help lay them to rest. A debate within the Jewish community, instead of fomenting anti-Semitism, would only help diminish it.
Anticipating attacks, I should like to emphasize that I do not subscribe to the myths propagated by enemies of Israel and I am not blaming Jews for anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism predates the birth of Israel. Neither Israel's policies nor the critics of those policies should be held responsible for anti-Semitism. At the same time, I do believe that attitudes toward Israel are influenced by Israel's policies, and attitudes toward the Jewish community are influenced by the pro-Israel lobby's success in suppressing divergent views.

„I wish I could write a book that will be read for as long as our civilization lasts…“

—  George Soros

As quoted in The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros (2006) by Mark Tier, p. 219
Contesto: I wish I could write a book that will be read for as long as our civilization lasts... I would value it much more highly than any business success if I could contribute to an understanding of the world in which we live or, better yet, if I could help to preserve the economic and political system that has allowed me to flourish as a participant.

„First, there is no single sustainable model for national success. Second, the American model, which has indeed been successful, is not available to others, because our success depends greatly on our dominant position at the center of the global capitalist system, and we are not willing to yield it.“

—  George Soros

"The Bubble of American Supremacy" in The Atlantic Monthly (December 2003), p. 63 - 66 http://www.globalpolicy.org/empire/analysis/2003/12supremacy.htm
Contesto: The supremacist ideology of the Bush Administration stands in opposition to the principles of an open society, which recognize that people have different views and that nobody is in possession of the ultimate truth. The supremacist ideology postulates that just because we are stronger than others, we know better and have right on our side. The very first sentence of the September 2002 National Security Strategy (the President's annual laying out to Congress of the country's security objectives) reads, "The great struggles of the twentieth century between liberty and totalitarianism ended with a decisive victory for the forces of freedom and a single sustainable model for national success: freedom, democracy, and free enterprise."
The assumptions behind this statement are false on two counts. First, there is no single sustainable model for national success. Second, the American model, which has indeed been successful, is not available to others, because our success depends greatly on our dominant position at the center of the global capitalist system, and we are not willing to yield it.

„The war in Iraq was misconceived from start to finish — if it has a finish.“

—  George Soros

Speech at the National Press Club (2004)
Contesto: The war in Iraq was misconceived from start to finish — if it has a finish. It is a war of choice, not of necessity, as President Bush claims. It goes without saying that Saddam was a tyrant, and it is good to be rid of him. But in invading Iraq as we did, without a second UN resolution, we violated international law. By mistreating and even torturing prisoners, we violated the Geneva conventions. President Bush has boasted that we do not need a permission slip from the international community, but our disregard for international law has endangered our security, particularly the security of our troops.

„Now, there is a good foundation for this. But it's a half-truth.“

—  George Soros

Interview with David Brancaccio (2003)
Contesto: The Republican Party has been captured by a bunch of extremists … People who maintain that markets will take care of everything, that you leave it to the markets and the markets know best. Therefore, you need no government, no interference with business. Let everybody pursue his own interests. And that will serve the common interest. Now, there is a good foundation for this. But it's a half-truth.

„I did spearhead the introduction of the Internet in countries like Russia, the former Soviet Union, because it is a very open system of communication. I think it has great potential for self-organization and self-organization is very much at the heart of an open society.“

—  George Soros

Interview with Mark Shapiro (2000)
Contesto: I did spearhead the introduction of the Internet in countries like Russia, the former Soviet Union, because it is a very open system of communication. I think it has great potential for self-organization and self-organization is very much at the heart of an open society. The Internet is sort of a medium of open society. However, it can also be a medium of control and so we have to be careful it doesn't destroy you.

„War and occupation create innocent victims.“

—  George Soros

Why We Must Not Reelect President Bush (2004)
Contesto: War and occupation create innocent victims. We count the body bags of American soldiers; there have been more than 1000 in Iraq. The rest of the world also looks at the Iraqis who get killed daily. There have been 15 times more. Some were trying to kill our soldiers; far too many were totally innocent, including many women and children. Every innocent death helps the terrorists' cause by stirring anger against America and bringing them potential recruits.

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