Wondering about George Soros

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    I was reading an article written by George Soros himself about his economical/political thoughts.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/97feb/capital/capital.htm

    Soros says:

    "Although I have made a fortune in the financial markets, I now fear that the untrammeled intensification of laissez-faire capitalism and the spread of market values into all areas of life is endangering our open and democratic society. The main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat."

    He rambles on about various topics but it appears his solution to the problems of the world is summed up in the sentence:

    "The time is ripe for developing a conceptual framework based on our fallibility. Where reason has failed, fallibility may yet succeed.".

    What this really means I don't know. What is Soros really after?
     
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    Thanks New Guy. Getting used to this board, guess I coulda used the search function.

    So it appears Soros is just another One World Order kind of guy as he considers the sovereignty of a country to be a hindrance in the pursuit of international order.

    I still don't get his "fallibility" angle.
     
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    Well, you can do a google search and read his speeches in long format. The last one I read was about 2 hours reading.

    -I am not a very slow reader.

    His angle is irrelevant. His mere perspective, allignment, money and connections ought to be enough to make it clear he doesn't NEED an angle.
     
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    Soros is a dangerous man.

    just make sure you read up on the damage he has been able to inflict on entire countries just by shorting their currencies. He put England into a recession and he caused a depression in Asia that required bailouts by the IMF during the late 90's.

    Again, the man is dangerous.
     

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