George Soros is one of the world’s richest people with what Forbes describes as a fortune of more than $25 billion built from his successful hedge fund that was established in 1970. However successful George Soros has become as a financial expert making money across the globe as a leader on a range of financial markets the work the Hungarian born former refugee has completed as a philanthropist will be the legacy he eventually leaves behind; Soros began his philanthropic work as early as 1979 when he became concerned about the problems facing black South African’s under the Apartheid regime of the period. The Open Society Foundations report the work of George Soros as a philanthropist has seen him provide over $12 billion in funding for a range of good causes that reflect his own beliefs.
The work completed by George Soros through his Open Society Foundations has included a range of activities being completed in a bid to push forward the philosophy of the open society Soros came into contact with as a student in London. After surviving the Holocaust following the occupation of Hungary by Nazi forces from 1944 to 1945 Soros fled the Communist regime in Hungary as a refugee to start a new life in London as a student at the London School of Economics; it was during his studies at LSE that George Soros first came into contact with the philosopher Karl Popper who introduced him to the open society teachings that include the chance for every person to live a free and successful life.
George Soros has not only looked to aid many different groups around the world, but his focus has often been on groups who are marginalized in traditional society; the work of George Soros began with the Apartheid fight and continued with the supply of copying equipment passed into the former Communist Eastern Bloc to ease the publication of texts banned by Socialist regimes. As the years have moved along the focus of George Soros has been to look for new areas of interest for the Open Society Foundations that have been focused across regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America to support those who feel they are not permitted to live within traditional closed societies. One of the aspects of this has been to provide support for those affected by human trafficking, the sex industry, drug abuse, and members of the LGBT community. George Soros may have been alive for eight decades but his areas of interest continue to evolve as his concerns through the Open Society Foundations as he continues to fight for the rights of those who feel they have not got a traditional place in society.
Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.
There are many ways that people offer to help others. Among the common ways that people offer help is to make sure that the other person they are offering the help to knows that they are receiving the offer. In this case, the person can decide whether or not they want to receive the help. This is actually one of the best ways to offer help to people. However, a lot of people offer help in the wrong way. One of the ways they do it is by trying to force it on others and even get in the way of what they are doing for themselves. This can actually make things worse for the person they are trying to help.
One of the most helpful people in the community is Betsy DeVos. She has looked at the issues that people in her community have been faced with. She has looked for ways to build alternatives in the educational system. This is not so that she could force it on people. This is so that people can know that there are alternatives. When people are aware of alternatives, then they will actually opt for the alternative if they know enough about it. Check this article from NYPost.
One of the things that Betsy DeVos recommends that people do when it comes to looking at alternatives is to read about all of the advantages and disadvantages of the alternatives that are being offered. When people know all about what is being offered to them, then they could make a better choice on the offer. They will know what they need to do in order to make sure that they are getting the best of the offer. Visit Betsy’s website at betsydevos.com
One of the reasons that Dick and Betsy DeVos don’t try to force their options on people is that it would negate the meaning of what they are offering. They are offering school choice. Therefore, it is meant to represent the name of the type of choice that is being offered. One thing they want for people is freedom. Part of freedom is the type of schools they can go to in order to get the best possible education.
Earlier this week, there was a report that surfaced indicating that a strain of E. coli had been found in the waters that Squaw Valley uses for drinking in their upper mountain. The company has come out to issue a statement on the matter. The Hotels that are part of the Upper Mountain have been closed for the entire week as a result of the issue and the people using the resorts are not allowed to take the water within the premises.
The statement the company made regarding the issues indicated that the genesis of the problem was the unusually heavy downpour on the mountains. The rain led to the compromise of some of the clean water systems in the entire area. The water system that the company had installed the previous summer suffered inundation and the entire system got contaminated. They state that even though the contamination affected the line, none of the water that they have made available to the public was affected by the problem at any point.
They further disclosed that they did discover that there was an issue with their water system and that when they did; they contacted the Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District. In addition to that, they sought for pinions from other experts on water safety and when they did, they got the assistance that they needed to fix the problem within the system. They stated that they are still fixing the issues with the system and they believe that with time, they will manage to completely clear the problem.
The company assured the people living or visiting their facilities that the normal usage of the water system would not be resumed till a point came when they were completely sure that the system was working in the proper manner. The management of the company was quick to add that they deeply valued the safety and comfort f their customers and that they could not do anything that put their health at risk. It is the hope of the management that the entire problem will be completely resolved.