Soros’ Misunderstanding of Financial Markets

I don’t have anything to add to what Gerard Jackson wrote about George Soros.

Soros revealed the source of his confusion and ignorance when he admitted that his experience of money markets led him to his present views. (I knew it couldn’t have been serious study). This apparent revelation leads him to merely parrot the old cry that financial markets are inherently unstable, leading to breakdowns and depressions. And that this instability led to the evolution of central banks. Yet, according to him, free market “ideologues” (how lefties love that word) argue that it was faulty regulations, not markets, that were really responsible.

Markets are basically stable. What is not stable is monetary policy. And it is faulty monetary policies that destabilise economies. When the gold standard reigned supreme financial markets never witnessed the kind of prolonged financial gyrations that we are now experiencing. These wild fluctuations are basically caused by constant changes, and anticipated changes, in money supplies, price levels and exchange rates.

Read the whole thing to learn a bit about the Austrian School of Economics that Ron Paul began to popularize this Republican primary season.

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2 responses to “Soros’ Misunderstanding of Financial Markets

  1. Soros is confused about a lot of things. All that money going to nuts like Obama and Hillary, see….

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