Fighting For Social Justice
The most fascinating thing about George Soros isn’t the way he’s managed to build his wealth and it isn’t in the advice that he gives to many young inspiring investors. It’s the way that he has managed to make himself central to building up the Left and supporting so many of the key policies that have allowed people across the world to build better lives for themselves.
The Donald Trump Effect
Donald Trump has made himself the center of attention in American politics for his recent campaign efforts to gain political power. Since his success in November 2016 Soros has made it clear he is not a fan of the Trump agenda and wants to do everything he can in order to fight against his efforts and do something that is going to change the way that Americans feel about politics. Democrats need to get back into office, but there are scarce any ideas about how to go about doing just that.
His Plans to Counteract
George Soros wants to do just about everything he can to counter the plans that Donald Trump has laid out. Trump has made it clear that he wants to fight against immigration and to fight against free trade. He has made NAFTA and other treaties targets in order to do just anything he can to keep America isolated from events abroad. George Soros does not believe in this and he wants to do everything and anything he can to fight against him. He has enlisted the help of everyone he can who has opposed Donald Trump and he wants to help Democrats return to power.
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Where He Stands On Issues Now
George Soros believes that the Left must do everything it can to get the working class on board with globalization, In recent years the working class of the West have fought against globalization because they do not believe that they benefit from it. n order to make things better for them we have to find a way to convince them that they also stand to benefit from what globalization has brought them. This isn’t going to be easy, but it is exactly what they need to do in order to make sure that they are able to return to power. Read this story about George at Politico.com.
About George Soros
George Soros is a hedge fund manager and philanthropist who have focused much of his efforts on the Open Society Foundation. Through his work at the Open Society Foundation he has put forth a serious effort to try to change the world through political contributions and by supporting movements that aim to bring more social justice into the world. Read his profile at Business Insider.
Dick and Betsy DeVos have hit the headlines numerous times for their huge donations and philanthropic contributions. The lifetime charitable contributions by the DeVos family amount to almost $139 million. The issue of donations by the family has surfaced because Betsy DeVos is among the nominees for the position of U.S. Education Secretary. The couple has decided to unveil records of the millions that have been given away through the DeVos foundation.
Breaking Down the Donations
A report posted on the DeVos Foundation website shows that in 2015, the family gave out charitable contributions amounting to $11.6 million. This is twice the amount that Betsy DeVos has contributed for campaign donations in a period of five years. The DeVos dynasty has been a dominant force in Republican politics for many years, led by Amway co-founder, Rich DeVos (Dick’s father). The senior DeVos and his four adult children spent $104 million in donations for charity in 2015, a fete that saw the family come in at 24th place in Forbes’ list of America’s Top Givers. Using all the records provided by the DeVos family, Forbes concluded that their lifetime giving amounted to $1.33 billion or a quarter of their fortune. Betsy DeVos is the daughter of the late Edgar Prince, an industrialist from Holland whose family is also big in charitable contributions and political donations.
Why Does the DeVos Family Contribute So Much?
The contributions by Dick and Betsy demonstrate that they value education. In 2015, the couple gave more than $3 million towards educational causes. This contribution accounted for 26% of their donations that year. The foundation further gave $357,000 to institutions that supported education reform. According to Dick DeVos, the spending by the couple shows their dedication towards improving education.
In 2013, the couple’s donations were mainly aimed at Michigan schools. The major beneficiaries were Ferris State University, Alma mater Northwood University, West Michigan Aviation Academy, Rehoboth Christian School, and Detroit Charter School Company.
About Dick DeVos
Dick DeVos is the eldest son of Richard DeVos, one of the founders of the Amway Corporation. Dick started working at Amway Corporation in 1974. He held various positions in the company before being promoted to the vice president of the firms operations. In 1989, he moved out of the firm and started his own business, the Windquest Group, a firm involved with manufacturing and marketing of closet and storage organizers. In 1993, he went back to Amway Corporation as president. He restructured the company and changed its name to Alticor. In 2002, he retired from Alticor, and focused on his company, the Windquest group. In 2006, he joined the race for governor in Michigan and lost by a small margin. He is currently the president of the Windquest Group, and is also involved in political funding and charity donations.