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Can George Soros Save Capitalism?

August 12, 2017 - Author: steph

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros is still fighting the good fight. He has long been a supporter of Democratic politicians and progressive movements. In the last presidential election, Soros pledged over $26 million to Super PACs that supported Hillary Clinton.

Although Clinton failed to win the presidency, Soros has continued to support causes and organizations that his Open Societies Foundation believe in.

While the presidency of Donald Trump is seen as an existential threat by many leaders around the world, Soros himself has famously said the Trump was “doing the work of ISIS” by coming up with increasingly harsh policies against Muslims, he also sees capitalism as a threat as well. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com

In an opinion piece published in The Atlantic, Soros states that capitalism, as it is being practiced today, is endangering our democratic and open society.

It is not that Soros dislikes capitalism, in fact, he is probably one of the greatest capitalists who ever lived. As a hedge fund manager, he has amassed a fortune estimated at over $25 billion.

Soros’s argument for the threat of capitalism is in the way it has been implemented in the West over the last few decades. Capitalism has become more of an authoritarian type of system, much like communism and Naziism were in the past.

These ideologies, like capitalism now, claimed to have held the ultimate truth but could only use force to control society and impinge on the rights of individual citizens.

In almost every newscast or newspaper, you can see instances where companies and governments have trampled on the rights of individuals in order to benefit the bottom line of businesses. There is always that argument that the “free market” is much more efficient than governments and that capitalism will solve every problem.

As Soros points out, this laissez-faire form of capitalism, where businesses can do whatever they want, is dangerous. It is dangerous for the people, for the planet, and for future generations.

George Soros is not trying to do away with capitalism. He just wants it to be a more a more democratic and open system.

To date, George Soros has given away more than $12 billion of his fortune to help organizations and individuals who are striving to spread freedom and democracy around the world. These contributions are made through his Open Societies Foundation.

If anyone can save capitalism it is a person like Soros. As someone who has benefited from it, he can steer it in the right direction. Follow George on twitter.com.

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Eric Pulier’s Achievements As An Entrepreneur

January 28, 2017 - Author: steph

Eric Pulier is a respected American entrepreneur, philanthropist, published author, public speaker, columnist, and technologist. Pulier developed interests in technology while in the fourth grade. He started by programming computers. Pulier established a database computer company while still in high school. In 1984, he was admitted to Harvard University where he specialized in English and American literature. Pulier wrote a column and served as an editor for the Harvard Crimson.

When he moved to Los Angeles in 1991, Pulier formed People Doing Things. This firm addresses challenges faced in education, healthcare and other sectors of the economy using technology. Pulier has established more than 15 firms. Additionally, he has raised millions of money for the businesses that he has founded and co-founded. They include ServiceMesh, Digital Evolution, Media Platform, US Interactive, and Akana.

Moreover, Eric has invested in charitable organizations and venture capital funds. These venture capital organizations include Monitor Ventures, eCompanies, and Trident Capital. Recently, Pulier partnered with a number of notable personalities in the technology industry to create a notable company. In addition, Pulier is a leading investor in startups, especially those that focus on technology and media. Most of the startups that he has invested in have gone on to become successful ventures.

Pulier has also overseen several projects on behalf of the government. He was entrusted with the duty of building and managing the Bridge to the 21st Century to commemorate the inauguration of Bill Clinton and Al Gore. The event, which took place for several days, was held at the Mall in Washington, DC. Many people attended the occasion. In executing his mandate, Pulier split the exhibits into various unique sections with the aim of highlighting more rapid technologies on how people will live in the future. These categories comprised of community, family, health care, government, education, environment, as well as space exploration.

Pulier is also an active supporter of various philanthropic initiatives in the community. He supports the efforts that use technology to establish innovative solutions to intractable problems in physically impaired children and economically disadvantaged communities in the United States and across the world. Pulier continues to write about different issues on technology. These articles have been published in renowned journals.

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Dick DeVos’ Successful Philanthropy

- Author: steph

Of the many prominent families that have contributed much in the United States to worthy organizations and to worthy charities, the DeVos family is considered to be one of the most prominent due to not only their generosity, but also due to their success within the world of business with an international family company. The DeVos family is the proud creator of Amway Corporation, a corporation that specifically specializes in selling affordable as well as high quality household products to countries all over the world. Over the past several decades that this company has been in business, the reputation of the DeVos family has continued to grow.

 

Of the many successful members of the DeVos family, Dick DeVos is not only one of the most successful, but is one of the most generous members of this family. Dick DeVos has dedicated his entire career to helping build the reputation of his family and of Amway Corporation and has over forty years of experience of working within Amway Corporation. Dick DeVos has a degree in economics from Boston College and was able to use this degree in order to help build Amway Corporation to the grandness that it is in present day.

 

Of the many accomplishments that Dick DeVos has achieved and that is proud of, one of the accomplishments that Dick DeVos is the most proud of are his many donations to charities and to organizations across the United States that have been able to grow not only the community, but also the economy of many different areas. Dick DeVos loves giving back at the local level as he believes that helping one individual will translate into helping millions more individuals in the long-run. Like his family, Dick DeVos is a prominent donator and believes that success is not what is generated in revenue, but is how much is given to those who are in need.

 

Of the many initiatives and organizations that Dick DeVos is dedicated to giving back to, Dick DeVos is particularly fond of the education initiative due to the fact that Dick DeVos knows that a better education system will lead to even more economic growth. Dick DeVos has not only given back to several school through donations as well as through scholarships, but has also given money to build schools. Dick DeVos believes that everyone should have the chance to pursue a higher level of education.

 

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