Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States by George Soros
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The dire economic situation we find ourselves in is not a result of economic forces alone, but of the policies pursued, and not pursued, by world leaders. In this collection of his recent writings on the global financial situation, George Soros presents his views and analysis of key economic policy choices leading up to, during, and following the financial crisis of 2008-2009.

Soros explores domestic and international policy choices like how to manage the (then) potential implosion of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, deploying measures to stem global contagion from the sub-prime crisis, alternative options on bailing out lesser developed countries and why this was vital, the structural problems of European economic management, and more.

Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States elegantly distills the choices at hand, and takes the reader on a journey of real time economic policy work and experimentation.

 

About George Soros

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George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and is the founder of a global network of foundations dedicated to supporting open societies. He is the author of several best-selling books including The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Crash of 2008; The Crisis of Global Capitalism; The Bubble of American Supremacy; Underwriting Democracy; and The Age of Fallibility. He was born in Budapest and lives in New York City.
 
Published January 24, 2012 by PublicAffairs. 211 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The European economy seems to be sliding from bad to worse, and with it the planet's markets. Soros (The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means, 2008, etc.), maven of the tickertape, ventures persuasive reasons why.

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New York Journal of Books

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“The current financial crisis is explained concisely with eloquence. Understanding what is happening and what is to be done is reason enough to read Financial Turmoil. . . . Dr. Soros shows us once again in these essays that he is not only a competent trader. He is an admirable thinker, and an ad...

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“The current financial crisis is explained concisely with eloquence. Understanding what is happening and what is to be done is reason enough to read Financial Turmoil. . . . Dr. Soros shows us once again in these essays that he is not only a competent trader. He is an admirable thinker, and an ad...

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Chicago Tribune

George Soros is usually thought of as the man whose hedge fund broke the Bank of England with a $10 billion bet that the pound would lose its peg to other European currencies.

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Huntington News

In a slim book, with an Introduction and 27 essays, George Soros analyzes the financial meltdown of 2008 in "Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States" (PublicAffairs Books, 208 pages, index, $19.99).

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London School of Economics

The earlier financial crisis – if one can really separate the two – has by now received a good deal of attention in the literature and Soros himself has two other books devoted to the subject.

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