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George Soros

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

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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.

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Frasi George Soros

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„The world order needs a major overhaul.“

— George Soros, The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror

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„The prevailing wisdom is that markets are always right. I take the opposition position. I assume that markets are always wrong. Even if my assumption is occasionally wrong, I use it as a working hypothesis.“

— George Soros
Context: The prevailing wisdom is that markets are always right. I take the opposition position. I assume that markets are always wrong. Even if my assumption is occasionally wrong, I use it as a working hypothesis. It does not follow that one should always go against the prevailing trend. On the contrary, most of the time the trend prevails; only occasionally are the errors corrected. It is only on those occasions that one should go against the trend. This line of reasoning leads me to look for the flaw in every investment thesis.... I am ahead of the curve. I watch out for telltale signs that a trend may be exhausted. Then I disengage from the herd and look for a different investment thesis. Or, if I think the trend has been carried to excess, I may probe going against it. Most of the time we are punished if we go against the trend. Only at an inflection point are we rewarded.

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

— George Soros
Context: 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.

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„The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States. This is a harsh — indeed, for me, painful — thing to say, but unfortunately I am convinced it is true.“

— George Soros
Context: The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States. This is a harsh — indeed, for me, painful — thing to say, but unfortunately I am convinced it is true. The United States continues to set the agenda for the world in spite of its loss of influence since 9/11, and the Bush administration is setting the wrong agenda. The Bush agenda is nationalistic: it emphasizes the use of force and ignores global problems whose solution requires international cooperation. The rest of the world dances to the tune the United States is playing, and if that continues too long we are in danger of destroying our civilization. Changing the attitude and policies of the United States remains my top priority. Prologue, p. xvi

„We need to maintain law and order. We need to maintain peace in the world. We need to protect the environment. We need to have some degree of social justice, equality of opportunity. The markets are not designed to take care of those needs. That's a political process.“

— George Soros
Context: We need to maintain law and order. We need to maintain peace in the world. We need to protect the environment. We need to have some degree of social justice, equality of opportunity. The markets are not designed to take care of those needs. That's a political process. And the market fundamentalists have managed to reduce providing those public goods.

„It's more difficult, you know, to bring about positive change than it is to make money.“

— George Soros
Context: 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.

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

— George Soros
Context: 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.

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