The Sages

The Sages

Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets

eBook - 2009
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Throughout the violent financial disruptions of the past several years, three men have stood out as beacons of judgment and wisdom: Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Paul Volcker. Though their experiences and styles vary--Buffett is the canny stock market investor; Soros is the reader of shifting global tides in trade and currencies; and Volcker is the regulator and governor, sheriff and clean-up crew--they have much in common. All three men have more than fifty years of deep involvement in markets. All are skeptical of Wall Street frenzies. They believe that markets tend to be right, but usually only over the medium term. They have seen too many cycles of herd-driven booms and busts to make their views hostage to simplistic assumptions. Author Morris analyzes the records of these men, distilling their wisdom and experience--and argues for the importance of consistent values in navigating the treacherous terrain of today's globalized world.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780786747412
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 201 p.)


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Dec 31, 2013

The publisher of Morris' books says it all (Wall Street financed)! Sages? Paul Volcker who gave us off-balance-sheet accounting, the ultimate David Rockefeller stooge? Warren Buffet, who warns of "financial weapons of mass destruction" (credit derivatives and credit default swaps) but then lobbies for them to remain untouched in the Dodd-Frank legislation (so-called "financial reform")? Warren Buffet, who talks of rich people paying more taxes while Buffet's company has been in federal tax court for many years now, fighting against paying federal taxes? (Be advised, Buffet owns the railroad BNSF, the Tank Car Company, which owns many of those railroad cars riding said railroad, and the energy holding company which will profit from hauling the coal aboard BNSF.) Soros, the global speculator who destroys entire economies of countries? If these devils are sages, send in Satan, as he may be our final salvation!

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