Re: Is George Soros Brilliant?

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko (
Wed, 23 Dec 1998 03:58:28 -0500

I read much of Soros's book.
His analysis of the market seems excellent, while social theories seem similar to home-made ideas of some undergraduate student.
Claiming that the system is flawed or being an atheist do not seem to require much brilliance. Winning in the market to _that_ extent, of course, does. But his philanthropy, conducted by the highly bureaucratic organization and linked to his business interests, doesn't seem to offset the destabilizing influence of his speculative ventures within the "flawed" system, the net short-term effect of his "brilliant" actions seems questionable, and the long-term issues that may be of interest to a normal extropian, he doesn't seem to understand, let alone lead...

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