George Soros oversees a global network of foundations dedicated to supporting open societies. He is known throughout the world for his financial brilliance.
'An authentic financial genius' SPECTATOR'His success has been unparalleled in the history of finance' THE TIMES'one of the greatest living philanthropists.' FINANCIAL TIMES'George Soros is an amateur philosopher and a professional speculator, but his philosophy, like that of many self-made philosophics is full of interesting insights.' SPECTATOR'This is a sobering book but also a challenge to the world governments to give the right to leadership before it's too late.' IRELAND ON SUNDAY'The symptoms are hard to ignore. First the Thai crisis precipitated the currency collapse in Asia. Next the Russian meltdown inflicted temporary chaos on the Western financial system. And the recent volatility of the world's stock markets has caused most investors a lot more than heartburn. The connection? According to billionaire philanthropist George Soros, there's a profound and dangerous imbalance between the explosive growth of the global economy and the development of a free and open society. In The Crisis of Global Capitalism, Soros argues that in the last 20 years, the emergence of "market fundamentalism"--that is, the idea that markets need only be regulated by the forces of profit and competition--has distorted the role of capital to the extent that it "is today a greater threat to open society than any totalitarian ideology." Not that Soros advocates the demise of