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

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

by George Soros

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Overview

In the midst of one of the most serious financial upheavals since the Great Depression, George Soros, the legendary financier and philanthropist, writes about the origins of the crisis and proposes a set of policies that should be adopted to confront it. Soros, whose breadth of experience in financial markets is unrivaled, places the crisis in the context of his decades of study of how individuals and institutions handle the boom and bust cycles that now dominate global economic activity. In a concise essay that combines practical insight with philosophical depth, Soros makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the great credit crisis and its implications for our nation and the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586486990
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 03/30/2009
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 804,231
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 3.00(d)

About the Author

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and is the founder of a global network of foundations dedicated to supporting open societies. He is the author of several best-selling books including The Bubble of American Supremacy, Underwriting Democracy, and The Age of Fallibility. He was born in Budapest and lives in New York City.

Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Setting the Stage     xiii
Perspective
The Core Idea     3
Autobiography of a Failed Philosopher     12
The Theory of Reflexivity     25
Reflexivity in Financial Markets     51
The Current Crisis and Beyond
The Super-Bubble Hypothesis     81
Autobiography of a Successful Speculator     106
My Outlook for 2008     122
Some Policy Recommendations     142
Conclusion     153
Acknowledgments     161
About the Author     163

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