The New Paradigm for Financial Markets

  • by George Soros
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 current 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."This is a once in a lifetime moment," writes Soros in characterizing the scale of financial distress spreading across Wall Street and other financial centers around the world. 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.

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What the Critics Say

"[Soros]...sets out to illuminate the credit crunch through the prism of 'reflexivity'....His prognosis is grim." (Economist.com)

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What you take away, you'll have earned.

It really is striking to hear how frequently George Soros repeats himself. He must have defined his concept of "reflexivity" about one hundred times over. He can be very efficient though, when he wants to be. His telling of historical events in the markets and their cause/effect relationships was brief and clear and fantastic. I am reminded of "Rain Man". "Rain Man" could count a pile of toothpicks at a glance but, well, there were other things that he simply couldn't do well. Soros muses openly about whether or not he is taken seriously as a philosopher. If Soros is a philosopher, then "Rain Man" is a hot Latin lover. I think Soros has conveyed one good idea, (reflexivity) and then utterly milked it to death. Beyond that he reveals some of his fevered political views. It's breathtaking what an otherwise astute thinker can bring himself to believe.

I think that the book does have some real value, you'll just have to wade through an awful lot to reach it.
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- David

Sleep Aid

Soros bores the reader with his ponderous self invented theory of "reflexivity" (sp) which is a pseudo-scientific mess. In vain was there a search for some insight into his investing acumen. God, this was dull.
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- Carter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2008
  • Publisher: Perseus Books LLC