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The Crash of 2008 and What It Means: The New Paradigm for Financial Markets

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  • Posted May 24, 2009

    Opintionated, filled with grandeur, George tells the rest of us lowly wage slaves how he and his elite pals will be running the world.

    I was determined to start this with an open mind; however, it isn't long before the reader realizes that the author views himslf as a prophet, providing lengthy chapters explaining why the wiorld should be run as he and his cohorts wish. The book presents opinion as fact; lioke much propaganda, the information presented is mainly true and verifiable; his "spin" is what changes fact to information for the stupid proletariat from a Messiah-like figure. Tough to read without constantly thinking "who does this guy think he is?!". I'm glacd I read it, because it explains the Obama administration.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2009

    Must Have

    I'm a novice when it comes to finances. I bought this book to get his unique perspective of what caused the crash of 2008. I want to protect my remaining assests, so I'm looking for answers. No! I wanted to know the future.

    I admire the insight provided by his own performance evaluation, on page 158, where he reveals his mistakes and successes. He also admitted he can't predict the future. His genius lies in his philosophy of reflexivity, not in predicting the future. He provides the tools so you can navigate through reality. I love his constant admonishment that there are only two factors to consider,"reality and the mis-interpretation of reality".

    Anyone who questions reality as much as Mr. Soros is not a failed philosopher, but a well balanced philosopher. I come from the school that believes that the question is more revealing than the answer. The framework for the main question isn't should you read Mr. Soros's newest book, but should you purchase his newest book? I recommend a purchase so you can refer to it anytime you need to.

    Like renting a video of a movie instead of watching it on the big screen as it was intended, this book deserves a cherished spot on your bookshelf.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Very informative

    Overall a philosophical genius,and financial wizzard. Very suttle drama. You have to read between the lines to gleen some of what is written. He is a financial genius who one can learn much more from in future writings. He soes communicate over the heads of many. I'd love to have lunch with George Soros.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    Really interesting book. Provided insightes into the economic collapse

    It was more concerned with the general economic system than the current problems but was interesting to read. He points out that, not only are markets irrational but moves in irrational directions can also be reinforced by the market.

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