Registered: Jan 2006
10-18-12 04:06 PM
Achilles, go to Amazon and order "The Soros Lectures at the Central European University" it's only 119 pages. (I had to read the first chapter twice and some of the paragraphs multiple times.) But yes he gives specific examples. These lectures are also on You Tube , but you'll understand them far better if you read them.
My personal opinion of his contribution to what I suppose the economists would call "behavioral economics" is nothing short of brilliant . But frankly this is not the kind of stuff that will make points in the mainstream, academic economics community.
Soros is in a unique position having studied both economics and philosophy (Karl Popper) at the London School of economics. His training in Philosophy has enabled him to put forth his economic ideas with the kind of logical rigor that is necessary if they are going to be taken seriously. What I find most beautiful in this work of his is that what to me is common sense is at the same time Earth shattering in its importance to understanding financial markets and ultimately to Central Bank regulation.