In recent reports, the billionaire philanthropist, George Soros, transferred $18 billion to his philanthropic foundation, Open Society Foundations. His foundation has fought against various injustices and democratic causes throughout the world for several decades now.
In another recent report, Soros wrote for the Atlantic called “The Capitalist Threat”. In this report, George Soros talked about how he came up with “open society” for the name of his foundation. He stated the injustices during the horrific acts of the Holocaust and the Nazis that he read in a book talking about “open society” written by Karl Popper who also talked about the problems/concerns with the Communists regimes, communitarianism, and individualism that occurred after the communism collapse, and how communism and fascism are similar. Other topics Soros talked about in this article were on economic stability, social Darwinism, the Laissez-faire ideology, international relations, and the fallibility promise and their effects.
George Soros Philanthropy & History
Soros philanthropy started in 1979. During this time, he gave black South Africans scholarships while they were under apartheid. During the 1980s, he funded the academic visits to the West. He also supported the independent cultural groups and other things. Other things he’s done through his organization includes him creating the Central European University after the Berlin Wall’s fall, he expanded his organization to Africa, the US, Asia, and Latin America. During the early 2000s, he made efforted supports of same-sex marriage. He also gave to the International Crisis Group, the Global Witness, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the International Crisis Group. He funded the 2016 election heavily in support of Hillary Clinton. He also has been working hard with others in funding against the then President-elect Donald Trump. And in addition to transferring
$18 billion to his philanthropic foundation, Open Society Foundations for democratic causes and injustices, Soros, now in his 80s, is continually being actively invested in his foundation’s work, he travels widely to advocate and work for positive changes in policy with world leaders privately and publicly.
For several decades now, Soros has been fighting the good fight against injustices around the world. And he continues to fight the good fight. From the billionaire philanthropist, George Soros, transferring $18 billion to his philanthropic foundation to travelling and meeting with worldwide leaders, he always funds and provide efforts tirelessly even in his 80s.