The long and the short of the George Soros strategy

George Soros' philanthropy and aggressive speculation courts fans and critics in equal measure, but there can be no doubt of the famed investor's influence in the financial world.

In this excerpt from George Soros' recently published The Tragedy of the European Union, the famed investor and philanthropist chats to Der Spiegel European correspondent Gregor Schmitz about the time he broke the Bank of England, the role of currency speculators, and his thoughts on how to fix the state of global financial regulation.

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