George Soros, Re-evaluating the Concept of Open Society

For a long time, George Soros has had a vested interest in the prosperity of the globe. Ever since he got to witness religious intolerance in Hungary back in 1944, at only fourteen years of age, George Soros has found a bad taste for oppressive regimes, helping alleviate societies irrespective of geographical location. Today, George Soros is a highly successful entrepreneur making a fortune with his Soros Fund Management that he established back in 1970.

Using wealth acquired over the years, George Soros created the Open Society Foundations, a conglomerate body that shoulders smaller sized social groups. Soros first got the concept of ‘open society’ from Karl Popper’s book dubbed ‘The Open Society and Its Enemies’ while studying in London, and since then, has always advocated for democracy and a free society. At the moment, George’s Open Society Foundations is operational in more than one hundred countries, taking effect in continents like Africa, Asia, and Europe.

For more than three decades, George Soros has been an active philanthropist giving more than $12 billion of his fortune to charitable courses. Through his lifetime, George Soros has been passionate about supporting lawyers and paralegals that represent people that happen to get unlawfully incarcerated. Although George Soros is now an elderly man, his zeal to realize an ‘open society’ has not faltered, not even for a single day. In his lifetime, George Soros has tackled political and social issues head on and is not the kind of person that takes a back seat when problems arise. As an individual who has had much success in the financial markets, George Soros is somehow worried about capitalism. Lately, George Soros has tried to re-evaluate the concept of open society and found that it is still viable even in this age and time.

However, George Soros feels that the global economy faces an unseen threat, that of capitalism. At the beginning of time, capitalism seemed to be a good idea since it helped people sell products and services with no restrictions whatsoever. With time, capitalism has made society to adopt the ‘I and me’ mentality meaning that people today only do something if it only gets to benefit them and their immediate family. As a result, capitalism has made people selfish, doing anything and everything for self-gain.From his analysis, what George Soros feels is that if nothing is done soon to correct the Laissez-faire approach of running an economy, then the world will be in one big mess. With such a prediction, it is only befitting that the world acts in one accord to avert an impending danger. George Soros is a legend that will remain a legend long after his time, inspiring the world to become a better place for everyone.

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