George Soros

George Soros Market Bubble Theory & What Regulators Should Do About It

George Soros just published a speech he gave today on how market bubbles are formed, and the regulatory implications of his theory. Full speech below, with some bold highlights we added as markers. Well worth the read. George Soros Speech, Institute of International Finance Vienna, Austria, June 10, 2010 In the week following the bankruptcy

Dismal Times For The Dismal Science

As George Soros announced a $50m campaign to fund efforts to squash free market zealotry among market participants and politicians, Robert Johnson, the former Soros Fund Management managing director he’s chosen to head the effort had this to say: “The Keynesians were romantic about the possibilities of governments. The free-marketers were romantic about the possibilities

Dismal Times For The Dismal Science

As George Soros announced a $50m campaign to fund efforts to squash free market zealotry among market participants and politicians, Robert Johnson, the former Soros Fund Management managing director he’s chosen to head the effort had this to say: “The Keynesians were romantic about the possibilities of governments. The free-marketers were romantic about the possibilities

Soros: The Right and Wrong Way To Bail Out The Banks

Below is a proposal from George Soros on how to bailout the banks. It’s on his website and recently ran in the Financial Times. His proposal weighs two ideas: (1) the ‘bad bank’ idea that’s been floating around which says that the FDIC leads an effort, modeled after the original TARP incarnation, to buy illiquid

George Soros: The Crisis & What To Do About It

This week’s New York Review of Books has a worthwhile feature from George Soros on the financial crisis. In the first three sections, he covers a lot of the history of how this crisis came to be. Section 4, excerpted below, covers solutions which contain a familiar refrain: we need better regulation but not too

George Soros: There Is A Safe Way To Securitize Home Loans

The following was published by George Soros, offering a way forward for mortgage loan securitization. Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and the author of The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means (Public Affairs, 2008). This mortgage securitization concept is among the ideas discussed in the