George Soros and the Philosophy of a Lifelong Progressive

George Soros has established himself as a world leader as a progressive and philanthropist. Soros has been working toward equality, social justice, and true democracy in countries all across the planet including here at home in the United States. George Soros was born in Hungary but now lives in New York City. His work with the Open Society Foundations has made him something of a boogeyman to the right wing of America’s political spectrum. Soros hasn’t let right wing pressure curb his enthusiasm to help bring positive change to the world and that is exactly what we are going to be focusing on, even in the wake of Donald Trump’s election and elevation to President of the United States — a sentence that still is hard to read.

To really understand George Soros you need to look at his philosophical education as well as his young upbringing and first hand experience with the Nazi regime. We’ll start by going back to Budapest, Hungary where George Soros was born and raised — happily until 1944 when the first Nazis rolled in for their year long occupation of the country. While German Nazi’s occupied Hungary nearly 500,000 Hungarian Jews would end up brutally murdered for being nothing more than who they were. Soros and his family, all Jewish, would help as many as possible hide and get away before ultimately fleeing to London.

In London George Soros attended the London School of Economics. In order to get this higher education Soros was forced to work two different jobs while attending to his studies. He worked as a porter and as a nightclub bouncer. While going to school Soros would focus on the writings of Karl Popper, a prominent Open World philosopher who fundamentally believed that capitalism and crony capitalism could be the end of progress due to the intrinsic nature of greed within the system. Soros would take this writing to heart and it would form the foundation of what he believed in as he made his way to America in order to establish himself.

When George Soros came to America he got to work straight away by establishing the Soros Hedge Fund. This would become one of the most effective investment funds in the history of the country. Soros used this success in order to create the Open Society Foundations which would go on to become his philanthropic branch. The Open Society Foundations has donated nearly $12 billion to grassroots foundations and activists all around the world. The goal of the OSF has been to bring equality, social justice, education, and government transparency to key plays on the planet. Soros is also using the OSF to make a difference here at home in America.

Dick DeVos And His Wife Give To Help Others

There are many worthwhile causes that people can support either with their time or money. Many people have particular causes that they have an interest in helping so they will usually support those causes. People have a variety of ways to support causes but financial support is generally one of the most popular ways. With millions of people having the need for assistance, there are always people who can benefit from help.

 

The type of help needed is different between individuals. However, financial support is available for a wide range of needs. In many cases, the people who need help can find an organization that provides the needed help. Helping people is a wonderful endeavor that many people enjoy doing for various reasons. One of the people who has helped a large number of individuals regarding numerous needs is Dick DeVos. A businessman who has made a name for himself in the business world, Dick DeVos has a reputation for helping people.

 

During the course of his life, Dick DeVos has given well over a 100 million dollars to various charities and causes. Known for his caring heart and his love of education, Dick DeVos has been someone who believes that the public education system needs to be changed to improve the system. Because of his concern for the educational system and his desire to help people, Dick DeVos has help many students further their education through providing scholarships and other activities.

 

Dick DeVos is married to Betsy DeVos. His wife also has a desired to improve the educational system, and she has a strong desire to help people in need. As a couple, Dick DeVos and Betsy DeVos have done a lot to help many people through their generous giving of millions of dollars. I feel that Dick DeVos has made a difference in the lives of many people with his financial contributions over the years.

 

A well-known giver and champion of worthwhile causes, Dick DeVos name is spoken in the public all the time. However, Dick DeVos is known for more than his financial contributions to worthwhile causes. Dick DeVos is known for his exceptional leadership in the business world. As a key executive with Amway and the Orlando Magic, Dick DeVos demonstrated a unique ability to guide the companies successfully. He shows this same ability as the current President of Windquest.

 

The same compassion and kind heart that Dick DeVos displays in his giving to help others is also on display as an executive in the business world. Dick DeVos has a caring heart that he shows to his employees on a regular basis. Dick DeVos believes in teamwork. He is an outstanding communicator who understands the importance of showing employees that they are important members of the team.