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George Soros’s Thinking


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Summary: Three U.S.-based organizations—Pueblo Sin Fronteras, La Familia Latina Unida, and the Centro Sin Fronteras—appear to have played key roles in organizing and otherwise assisting the “caravans” of immigrants. Following the money trail appears to lead back to George Soros’s well-funded Open Society Foundations, which are trying to advance his Open Society ideas throughout the world. Much is unknown and uncertain about their involvement, but it deserves thorough investigation.

 

George Soros’s Thinking

Over the years, George Soros developed a theory of reflexivity that has guided his investments and his philanthropy. While studying at the London School of Economics, he was greatly influenced by philosopher Karl Poffer’s idea of the “open society.” The following quotes and paraphrases highlight some aspects of Soros’s philosophy:

Soros’s theory of reflexivity focuses on “the gap between perception and reality” and explains why markets can at times “tend toward excesses” rather than equilibrium.

“Each form of social organization was found wanting in something that could be found only in its opposite: totalitarian society lacked freedom; Open Society lacked stability.”

Freedom and stability have an inverse relationship in politics: “Given our innate bias, a stable equilibrium between the two is just as unlikely to be attained as a stable equilibrium in a free market.”

“Permanent and perfect solutions are beyond our reach.”

“Temporary solutions are much better than none at all.”

International capitalism “favors the haves over the have nots.”

International capitalism will collapse because “in its present form [it] has proven itself inherently unstable because it lacks adequate regulation.”

Chinese “state capitalism” economic model is a novel and perhaps even desirable approach to economics.

Soros argues, “the spread of market values into all areas of life is endangering our open and democratic society” and that “the main enemy of the open society,” is no longer communism but rather capitalism.

Source: InfluenceWatch entries on George Soros and Open Society Foundations.

 

In the next installment of the series, look at the origins of the migrations.

Jon Rodeback

As managing editor and director of content, Jon is responsible for CRC’s print and online publications, including the monthly magazine Capital Research. Before joining CRC, he was the senior…
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