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The Philanthropy And Open Society Goals Of George Soros

George Soros is best known as a generous investor. His political donation of $27 million was to defeat George W. Bush and he is one of the top funders in Democratic politics. He donated an additional $25 million for Democratic candidates including Hilary Clinton. His $24.9 billion fortune was established with risky trades and he only recently returned to active trading. George Soros is Hungarian and was born in New York. He supports religious tolerance, criminal justice reform, and immigration reform. He pledged his support to Immigrant Voters Win, a super PAC trying to increase the Hispanic vote with a $3 million donation. Another $5 million supported a non-profit organization fighting efforts to restrict voting. His donations have helped change political history and support Planned Parenthood and abortion rights. George Soros has donated $13 billion in philanthropic efforts for human rights, democracy in Eastern Europe, and United States and Worldwide healthcare. Learn more on about George Soros.

George Soros believes the free market should decide the type of society in existence. He understands the economy is global and based on the freedom of services, goods, capital, ideas, and services. He has seen acceleration in the financial markets and feels the economy is a global capitalist system. He sees benefits in international labor, economic innovations, and freedom of choice. He does not believe the excesses in the global market have the ability to correct themselves. George Soros has different classifications for the global capitalist system. This includes the financial systems instability, values and social cohesion, the threat of global monopolies, and the role of the state.

George Soros has defined open society as the description of democracy. The characterizations are law, minorities, human rights, the market economy and the division of power. The idea of an open society has been rejected due to different values in countries across the globe. He believes as long as universal values, concern for others, the right to a fair trial, and universal values are respected an open society would work. An open society would recognize various roles in market society and the benefits of a market mechanism. He believes the instability in the financial markets, issues with taxing capital, and the asymmetry in between periphery and center must be resolved for an open society to function. He wants to see the enforcement of fair practices for labor, the protection of human rights, and the containment of corruption. George Soros feels the global capitalist system is expanding and causing countries to be penalized. He firmly believes if the flaws in the system are recognized and improved a global open society can be achieved. Read his profile at Forbes.

Joseph Bismark: Balancing Spirituality With Business


Is it possible to be a successful entrepreneur and also be a spiritual person? Businessman Joseph Bismark believes that it’s not only possible, but it’s the best way to live your life. And he’s devoted his entire career to showing people how they can help society while still becoming a financial success.

According to an article on the blog “Come On Valerie,” Bismark pursued this spiritual business philosophy from an early age. At age 9, the Filipino native became a monk and lived until age 17 at a quieter ashram in the mountains, He then became a guru and eventually became a trusted friend and associate of MLM (multi-level marketing) business phenomenon Vijay Eswaran. Together they formed the successful Q1 Group, which is devoted to spreading their business philosophy to the world.

Even though Bismark is a business success, he still devotes much of this time to helping others and mentoring young business professionals. His GOW (Gem-of-Wisdom) series of books has inspired many entrepreneurs and he has traveled the world speaking about his belief that it is possible to live a successful, centered life.

Bismark found his spiritual calling very early in life. But he also believes that spirituality helped him achieve great business success. And he says that is his primary goal in life. To show others that with hard work, they too can have the best of both worlds.