CEU Founder and Honorary Chairman George Soros spoke about “Fallibility, Reflexivity and the Human Uncertainty Principle,” chronicling his own pursuit of economic philosophy since his days as an undergraduate at the London School of Economics. When mainstream economics and academics “largely ignored or dismissed” his emerging theories, Soros labeled himself a “failed philosopher.”
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Presenter Wade Hands, distinguished professor of economics at the University of Puget Sound, believes, however, that Soros’s ideas are “an important contribution to the literature on reflexivity.”