Talk:George Soros

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  • An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others. The Bush administration merely has a narrower definition of self-interest. It does not include the interests of others.
  • The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios... The idea that you can actually predict what's going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.
  • The goal of competitors is to prevail, not to preserve competition in the markets.
  • The greater the uncertainty, the more people are influenced by the market trends; and the greater the influence of trend following speculation, the more uncertain the situation becomes.
  • The worse a situation becomes, the less it takes to turn it around, the bigger the upside.
  • You attain superior long-term returns through preservation of capital and home runs. I'm not better than the next trader, just quicker at admitting my mistakes and moving on to the next opportunity.

Image dispute[edit]

I learned at a very early age that what kind of social system or political system prevails is very important. Not just for your well-being, but for your very survival.

I ask others to help resolve a recent edit dispute [1] I say the image is irrelevant and confused, I don't think it should be included on the page.

IOHANNVSVERVS (talk) 11:01, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

I assert the image can be perceived as CLEARLY relevant, to anyone who isn't severely confused in some manner. I can and do appreciate the willingness to discuss such disputes as quite proper — as I believe the the image clearly is to anyone who can discern some fundamental conceptual associations involved in the very long used imagery evoking the bloody oppressions and deadly dictatorships of the both the Nazi and Soviet regimes. It is used in conjunction with a caption using part of the statement by Soros, referring to his survival in his youth, as a Jew in Hungary, of dangers under both Nazi and Soviet regimes:
I learned at a very early age that what kind of social system or political system prevails is very important. Not just for your well-being, but for your very survival. Because, you know, I could have been killed by the Nazis. I could have wasted my life under the Communists. So, that's what led me to this idea of an open society. And that is the idea that is motivating me.
I was just about to leave home when I saw this discussion open up, and have changed plans, and am not going on one part of my intended excursions — but must probably be leaving within less than an hour for another. I will be occupied with several other things, before leaving, but once gone, I probably won't be back until much later today. So it goes Blessings. ~ Kalki·· 11:24, 6 December 2017 (UTC)