George Soros uses capitalism to reform it

Over the history of financial markets, very few investors have ever been able to earn more than 20 percent returns per year. In fact, there are very few investors alive today who have reached that lofty goal. One of them is George Soros. After running his own hedge fund for more than 45 years, Soros has returned almost 25 percent per year, making him one of the greatest investors in history and the greatest hedge fund manager alive today.

But Soros never intended to become a master of capitalism. From his earliest years, he was instead interested in pursuing a life of the mind. Growing up amid a toxic, anti-Semitic environment, his family was forced to leave his native Hungary in the early 1940s, after the Nazis took over his homeland. While his father was sagacious enough to quickly move the family away from the threats that the Nazi invasion presented, many of Soros’ relatives were not so fortunate. He lost dozens of extended family members to the Nazi death camps. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com.

This proved to be a formative experience in Soros’s life, leading him to develop an intense interest in understanding the ways in which societies are constructed and the ways in which political movements can directly affect all in their presence. Soros quickly learned the validity of the phrase that even though you may not care about politics, politics cares about you.

After graduating from high school with all As, George Soros applied to and was accepted at the London School of Economics. There he studied under famed philosophy professor Karl Popper, whose best-known work was the famous book ‘The Open Society and Its Enemies’. This book had a lasting impact on Soros’ philosophy and the way in which he chose to live his life. Eventually, Soros named his flagship philanthropic organization, The Open Society Foundations, after the book’s title. He was also deeply influenced by Popper’s view that the goal of any social order should be to maximize the freedom of all participants.

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After graduation, Soros floundered for a number of years. Working a number of menial jobs, he eventually threw in the towel five years after graduation and decided to apply at Wall Street firms. At the behest of a friend, he applied to the firm called Singer and Friedlander, where he was shocked at how quickly he was hired. This marked the beginning of Soros Wall Street career. It is noteworthy that if Soros would have found suitable work in his field of philosophy, it is unlikely that he ever would have ended up as a Wall Street trader. This makes him unique among most billionaires, who almost always know from a young age that they wish to pursue a career in business. Read this article at Washington Times.

Today, Soros is one of the world’s foremost philanthropists and, perhaps, the greatest investor who ever lived.

Thor Halvorssen’s Strides in the Fight for Humanity

Thor Halvorssen Mendoza is a human rights activist and film producer. He was born on March 9, 1976. He has remarkably influenced the fight for individual rights and civil liberties, public interest advocacy, public policy and democracy.

He is the founder of the spectacular human rights festival known as the Oslo Freedom Forum. Halvorssen also heads the Human Rights Foundation, an organization that focuses on global human rights and freedoms. He is the patron of the On Own Feet, a children’s peace movement, and he is the founder of the Moving Picture Institute.

Halvorssen’s sentiments have featured in major media outlets such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Nation, Time Magazine, National Journal and the National Public Radio. He has also made appearances on television outlets such as Al-Jazeera, CNN, BBC News, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, and HBO. He was once a guest speaker at TEDx in 2010.

Thor Halvorssen specializes in matters regarding dictatorship, slavery, human trafficking, and threats to democracy. He began his advocacy for human rights during adolescence when he organized a rally in London to oppose apartheid rule in South Africa. He has lectured on the same at the Harvard Law School, The American Enterprise Institute, the UN Association, and the New York City Junto. He has addressed the British Parliament too.

During the 1999 shareholder meeting at Lucent Technologies, Halvorssen campaigned for the introduction of an anti-slave policy where the China would investigate if the Lucent’s products were produced using forced labor.

He then became the CEO and Executive Director at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. He formed alliances that combined libertarian and conservative advocacy organizations. He is known for defending all people irrespective of their political views and affiliations.

Thor Halvorssen is producing a film on the novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. He had earlier co-produced the film Freedom’s Fury which relates to the story of the uprising against the dictatorship that once took place in Hungary. He also produced the film Hammer and Tickle which is about humor, satire, and ridicule as a way to disseminate the truth about Russian dictatorship.

He has also produced films like Indoctrinate U, The Singing Revolution, the Sugar Babies, and 2081 among others.