George Soros on the Way Forward
November 21, 2009 7:42 PM Subscribe
posted by kliuless (13 comments total)
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You can slog through the video
, but I preferred the transcripts 1
| 5+ to me, it started off rather abstract* (admittedly on his part) and slow (covered ground; note soros tag) and doesn't really get interesting until 3 -- "The event that forced me to thoroughly reconsider the concept of open society was the re-election of President Bush..." [altho he can get a bit arrogant ("even I, who discovered—or invented—reflexivity, failed to recognize...")] -- and gets better from there... so i'd skip to that if you're so inclined :P
and btw, as a bonus, also see...
- Why Do We Hate?
- What Makes a Nation Rich?
- How Much Is Enough?
- What the U.S. Long Bond Market Is Telling Us
- The G20 in 2050
- Rare earth: The New Great Game
*in fleshing out his concept of reflexivity he goes thru (among other things and in other words) descriptive vs. prescriptive (or normative) theories, instrumental rationality and empiricism, false thinking and truthiness, the law of unintended consequences, &c. so if you're into that sort of stuff... have at it!