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  1. That's right. Still, the maximum possible mess this has turned into is quite amazing.
  2. Silverfinger

    EU rejects Italian budget

    I agree. For instance, the may want to decide to leave the EU alongside the UK. EU would only have to make sure that the TARGET2 balances will be paid back.
  3. Silverfinger

    Soros : Hero or Villain

    I read about it before and it sounds a little fishy. But that was possibly nothing compared to the Stevie Cohen case, or others. For a lifelong investment career, Soros seems to have stayed pretty clear of any legal troubles. Unlike Trump and similar.
  4. Silverfinger

    Soros : Hero or Villain

    One just has to look at in what places Soros' charity work is being hindered (Russia, Hungary, ...) to become convinced that he seems to be trying to do something good. What's wrong with an open society? What's wrong with protecting minorities or women? Soros became rich exploiting the stupidity of politicians. While on here we are all moaning about their stupidity too, we didn't become as rich as he, and maybe that is why some are jealous?
  5. Silverfinger

    Soros : Hero or Villain

    He does not question Popper's validity regarding the "hard sciences". His point is, that the "human uncertainty principle" (Soros term) makes testing of hypothesis extremely difficult. You cannot deny that this is an ailment of economic and social sciences. Soros also called it "physics envy", something that Hayek goes on about in his Nobel lecture of 1974. Soros has valid points there, and is by far not the only one with this observation. EDITed to add reference: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/1974/hayek/lecture/
  6. Silverfinger

    Soros : Hero or Villain

    So we have a link in there to "AmericanEvangelicals". To everyone taking them as a reference, I would first and foremost recommend to repent and worry about the rapture. Meanwhile, everyone else could lead a rational discussion about Soros. "The Soros Lectures", as a book: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiC86KshJzeAhXnoYsKHT7mAv0QFjAAegQIBhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.de%2FSoros-Lectures-Central-European-University%2Fdp%2F1586488856&usg=AOvVaw2VJUwn87TsUWQ-C2PpnMl6 on Youtube: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/multimedia/george-soros-open-society-financial-crisis-and-way-ahead would be a good starting point to learn about his thinking.
  7. Also, I have heard of several expats who live and have bought in Hong Kong.
  8. I would start with banning BTL. A foreigner living in something he/she bought is fine in my opinion.
  9. Silverfinger

    Philip Hammond looks to ease converting empty shops into homes

    I first read "shoes into homes" and found it a little over the top... 😁
  10. Difficult topic. I have heard of Brits being interested in the Berlin market years ago. And then, what about all the British holiday homes in Spain etc.? Reverting to nationalism seems a little neolithic, although Ötzi and sorts possibly were truly cosmopolitan.
  11. For the history books, she will be able to say: (1) I delivered on BREXIT. (2) I did everything I could, but EU demands and parliament arithmetics were against me. (3) I did not want BREXIT first place.
  12. Also, I might buy something near my old stomping grounds if we get a hard-BREXIT mega HPC in combo with a crashing pound...
  13. I might be indeed. Even the British friends in Germany don't care so much anymore.
  14. My 5-year old said: "Very nice, but I am more interested in my food." But now he finds the spectacle interesting. Maybe show him a Parliament opening later.
  15. I lived in the UK for almost 6 years. Got friends there. Have British friends here. Also, might be somehow affected by the outcome.
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