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The Crisis Of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered

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The global economy, on which the world now depends more than ever, is in crisis. The Russian economy has collapsed, leading to punishing inflation and economic hardship. Scores of Japanese banks are in ruin while the Japanese government muddles along, the nation falling deeper and deeper into recession. The once-booming economies of Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia have i ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 11th 1998 by PublicAffairs (first published January 1st 1998)
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May 03, 2016 TarasProkopyuk rated it really liked it
В книге "Кризис мирового капитализма: открытое сообщество в опасности" Джорджем Соросом рассмотрены проблемы капитализма в современном мире и выложены мысли как избавится от них, что является их основной проблемой и как построить работающее "открытое общество" о идеи которого он весьма заботится.

Сорос довольно весомая личность не только как инвестор и финансист с мировым именем, а и как политик вне политики и филантроп. Хотя за пределами данной книги его личность часто высвечивается сугубо как
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The Crisis of Global Capitalism warns that global stability is threatened by the emergence of market fundamentalism - the belief that the common interest is best served by individual decision-making, and that any attempt to maintain the common interest through government intervention distorts the market mechanism. '
Lucía Vijil Saybe
Un multimillonario magnate que sentó las bases en sus empresas para poder "analizar" el sistema donde las creó. Reconoce las fallas en el capitalismo, pero no lo destruye, que ahí mismo planteó la manera de salvar al capitalismo de su crisis global. Puntos importantes, reconocer la flexibilidad y la falibilidad en un sistema de mercado libre que no es perfecto. Preocupado por la cuestión de los valores, donde afirma que la escuela clásica de Smith se ha involucrado en asuntos que no le competen ...more
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Jul 07, 2011 Ice Bear rated it liked it
Do we ever learn, no ! Written in 1997, probably not much altered in 2008.

An interesting theory almost to the point of saying complexity makes all theories redundant.

I understood the practical application rather than the theorising.

The concept of Open society is interesting but still too me seems to market driven, prefer the socialist european models. But the point is that all models can be corrupted.

Peng Gao
Jan 14, 2017 Peng Gao rated it liked it
Useful to read in the washroom

Good easy reading that tells a historic perspective

Has a few ideas but overly exploited to paper thin

The lack of evidence means one must not take it as a product of serious thoughts, only the remnants or skeleton of some such
Kirsten Greed
Oct 31, 2007 Kirsten Greed rated it it was amazing
reading at the moment.
Links to Karl Popper's Open Society
Heavy but fascinating stuff
Martin Lopo
Lo trajo a colacion, la funcion "importar"... ahi qeuda, de la epoca anterior casi a facebook.. jaja , fragmentos de algo qeu no se podra completar... la biblioteca..
Jan 04, 2008 Nat rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Soros should continue to be a fund manager and stop writing.
Jun 08, 2010 Matt rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In conservative circles, George Soros is a candidate for the anti-Christ. I'm reading this book to form my own opinion of his ideas.
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George Soros is a Hungarian-American financier, businessman and notable philanthropist focused on supporting liberal ideals and causes. He became known as "the Man Who Broke the Bank of England" after he made a reported $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crises. Soros correctly speculated that the British government would have to devalue the pound sterling.

Soros is Chairman of
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