With the passing of every year, the world is blessed with new societies that operate with the sole goal of making the world a more humane place. While one can debate that the world we live in, is slowly getting deprived of humanity mainly due to the acts of hatred people bestow upon one another, this is not always the case. A few influential leaders such as George Soros are working every day to re-create our society based on the concept of humanity above all.
Although George Soros has performed various acts of kindness since over 20 years, two of the notable acts are, donating a sum well over $100 million to educational institutes in USSR and contribution $75 million to attempt to end the poverty in places such as Africa. George Soros is well-known for his various attempts at improving the education system in countries all over the world. However, the majority of his funding has gone into enhancing the K-12 education system in places not limited to the USA. Also known to fight for the rights of various minorities not limited to just the gay and lesbian community, George Soros has been an active member to ensure that policy reforms are suggested as well as implemented.
One might wonder, how does a successful hedge fund manager, go from handling essential financial accounts to helping people who have nowhere else to turn to for assistance. The answer is relatively simple, once you understand the journey of this 87-year old humanitarian, who put himself through higher studies by working as a railroad porter and waiter at restaurants. This self-made individual started off with incredibly humble beginnings, and when he got a chance to make something of himself, he made sure to carry his people with him.
George Soros founded the Open Society Foundation that was funded by the enormous contribution of $18 million given by George Soros himself, in an attempt to create a better society, a more humane one, that cares for its people, and that runs on a concept better than the free market. The article posted on the Atlantic, called as the Capital Threat spoke of the importance of creating a society that does not run on the free market concept. Instead, it works on an approach of using past mistakes to create a better and more humanistic system.
A recent article that he published on the Atlantic made a series of valid points such as the concept of individual security that America is currently obsessed with versus the improved idea of collective security through uniting with various other international bodies. This piece of content, called the Bubble of American Supremacy, spoke mainly about the 9/11 incident, and how this one event impacted the nation drastically, possibly due to the current system of individual security. George Soros believes that if America as a country can accept collective safety by taking the help of other nations while returning this favor, then America can once again become the leaders that the world expects it to be.
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