Billionaire George Soros Stands Up For Progress

The Vision Of George Soros
George Soros is a billionaire but he has a strong belief in using his wealth to make the world better for other people. Particularly, George Soros is a strong advocate for open societies. In an open society your position in life is determined by your own interests. If you are born poor you aren’t necessarily held back by that or pushed into a career you don’t want. This is in contrast to a more traditional society on where one’s position in life is already chosen for you by a caste system or autocratic government. Although progress towards more open societies seemed like an inevitable goal 2016 gave him major disappointments.

What 2016 Meant For Soros
After a long political hiatus George Soros finally decided he wanted to return to politics on Politico. He believed the conditions were right to come out to support progressive candidates after the losses he saw in 2004 when George W Bush was able to win another term. However, things did not go well last year for progressives. Brexit passed and Donald Trump managed to secure the presidency. This has left many wondering how things went so wrong and others are looking for a solution to the problems they. George Soros is especially upset with the election results that came out on November 8 2016.

Recovering From The Loss
The Left is currently in recovery and George Soros is trying to do everything he can to help the Left recover. A major area of interest for George Soros is trying to find a way for Democrats to resist the early plans of Donald Trump on Snopes. He has vowed to do everything in his power to fight the plans Trump has for his first 100 days such as building a wall or his Muslim ban.

Where He Goes From Here
The future of American politics isn’t going in the direction that George Soros had hoped, but he is trying to do everything that he can to turn things around. Soros has allowed disappointments to discourage him from engaging in politics, but he refuses to let this happen now. He is doing everything he can in his power to preserve the progressive legacy and secure power for progressive politicians in the future as they fight Donald Trump.

About George Soros
George Soros is a hedge fund manager and one of the world’s wealthiest investors. He has a net worth of at least $25 billion with investments around the world through the Soros Foundation. In fact, it is often argued that he is the most successful hedge fund manager in the world or at least the most successful individual hedge fund manager.

Charles Koch’s Surprising Views On The Clintons

Charles Koch was born in Wichita, Kansas. Koch was born to a second generation Dutch immigrant who founded and ran the company that eventually turned into Koch Industries. Charles decided to earn several degrees far away from home. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a bachelors degree in engineering and then 2 masters degrees in chemical and mechanical engineering. It was after receiving the degrees that Charles moved back home to work for his father’s company. Less than 10 years later, Charles took over the company and expanded its worth to 90 billion dollars by 2006.

Charles Koch is also very involved in donating, both to political causes and to charities. He is a staunch supporter of the republican party and the beliefs behind it. The main fight that Koch has gotten behind politically, is the fight over corporate welfare. Koch believes that the government should not be assisting businesses in that way. This type of tampering, according to Koch, leads to a heavy reliance on the government and very shaky economic stability. The surprising aspect of Koch’s beliefs is that the corporate welfare given by the government oftentimes would significantly benefit Koch Industries. However, Koch refuses to accept the welfare. Koch has also been known to be very charitable with educational institutions. These institutions include George Mason University, the Cato Institute and Wichita State University.

A surprising story has recently come out about Charles Koch. In an ABC interview, Koch revealed that he thought Bill Clinton was a better president than George W. Bush. He explained that the government’s reach and that the government’s spending, under President George W. Bush, grew so much more dramatically than it did under Clinton. Charles Koch explained that Clinton was not the best president but he was more fiscally responsible. Koch also admitted that Hillary Clinton might be the most preferable candidate that is currently running. Koch did not go very deep into this subject but he did say that he very highly doubted he would support her. The main reason being that her policies just do not line up with Koch’s policies. The article then went on to bring up how Koch had contemplated donating to an anti-Trump super PAC earlier in the year but had not and has yet to donate to a presidential candidate this year.