How George Soros Gained Control of Liberal Politics

George Soros, one of the wealthiest businessmen in the United States and a major political donor to liberal politics, has recently participated in several interviews where he discussed his major influence in the American political arena. In an article published in Forbes Magazine, the billionaire gave insight into his development of several programs designed to advance the progressive agenda in America. Soros notably contributed to efforts to stop the election of Republican George W. Bush during the early 2000s. After his efforts to elect left leaning presidents and politicians during the Bush administration, Soros took steps to cut down on his political activity and limited his donations to progressive causes. After Hilary Clinton announced her intention to run for president in 2017, however, the hedge fund manager made headlines with record breaking donations to the liberal political party. He is currently contributing millions of dollars to efforts to advance the liberal agenda in American education and stop the advancement of the Trump administration.

Because of his major philanthropic contributions to the Democratic political party, George Soros has amassed a level of power within the progressive influence that few businessmen or politicians can gather in one lifetime. When George Soros wants to advance an initiative or build a program, he is a force to be reckoned with. Conservatives, of course have their share of political backers and prominent families to contribute to the advancement of the party’s platforms, but few political parties have sponsors with as much influence as George Soros. Many political pundents have raised questions as to the way that the businessman has developed such extraordinary influence and respect within the liberal arena. After careful contemplation of Soros’ early life, career, and success, many experts have come to the conclusion that George Soros attained his current influence on the liberal agenda through a series of strategic and timely interruptions into the normal political process.

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Through his generous donations to the progressive movement, George Soros has become known for his passion for progressive ideals. The business mogul has often expressed his desire for liberal ideals to come to fruition in the American political system and believes that fundamental changes to the United States government must be made in order to achieve these ideals. Many liberal leaders have developed a respect for George Soros because his discussions about the progression of American politics have not been isolated, but thoroughly supported by his generous contributions to the campaigns of liberal politicians and their policies. Currently, George Soros’ sphere of influence is utterly unmatched by any other non-politician in the world. The billionaire has expressed his desire to continue to gain recognition and awareness for liberal causes by backing and developing new programs and initiatives. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

Arizona Tech Entrepreneur Jason Hope Donates Big To Worthy Causes

Jason Hope, the Arizona tech entrepreneur famous for founding mobile content provider Jawa, has been recognized in a special ceremony for his massive $500,000 contribution to the SENS Foundation, to be used in the study of atherosclerosis and its underlying disease processes.

This is not the first time the prolific philanthropist has made a big donation. But Hope says that this donation marks a shift in his view of the direction in which medical research of SENS Foundation should go in the 21st century.

Echoing a growing medical consensus, Hope reflects on the fact that the current ethos driving the medical establishment, especially in the United States, is one that has emphasized treating diseases which have already appeared. In an unfortunate number of cases, these diseases are only caught in the advanced stages, when even cutting-edge treatments are less effective. Hope sees the best way forward not as going after diseases that have already appeared but preventing them from ever occurring in the first place.

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A silent killer deadlier than most know
Atherosclerosis is among the deadliest killers in its own right. Each year, more Americans die of coronary disease than of any other illness. Most of those cases are the direct end result of atherosclerosis. However, Hope recognized that this disease’s claws dig much deeper into the health of the nation.

The underlying process that generates atherosclerotic plaque is implicated, at least in part, in almost every major degenerative disease associated with aging. In atherosclerosis, fibrinous plaques form when phospholipids and other substances flowing through the bloodstream attach to the walls of blood vessels. These cause small imperfection in the vessel wall, which the body recognizes as damage. An inflammatory response is then set in motion in which the body sends in its natural repair kit to cover up the injured spot and return the vessel wall to its normal state. However, the fibrinotic scar tissue, or plaque, only covers the damaged area. After many of these plaques form over and over, the blood supply can be severely restricted. If a plaque ruptures, a clot will form, which can cut off blood flow completely. This causes a heart attack.

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Dick DeVos – a scion with acumen

Warren Buffet famously said that dynastic wealth is like choosing the current Olympic sprinting team by selecting the children of those who won gold medals 30 years prior. That the unique and significant talents required to become a captain of industry and efficiently administer the spoils of great success are not reliably transferred to the next generation by the mere act of birth alone is a very compelling argument. However, from time to time, the children of great entrepreneurs prove themselves to be as capable or even more so than their famous fathers. One such example of this is the recently elected president of the United States, Donald Trump.

 

Another is Dick DeVos. In 1959, Dick DeVos‘ father, Rich DeVos with business partner, Jay VanAndel founded Amway. Throughout the 60s, 70s and early 80s Amway experienced phenomenal growth, becoming one of the largest privately held sales organizations in the U.S. But it wasn’t until Dick DeVos took the helm, in the mid-80s, that Amway really grew into a global force. Credited with taking the company into the high-tech, globalized 21st century, Dick DeVos proved himself to be a lot more than a kid with a trust fund. He was an industry player in the global direct sales space.

 

Over DeVos’ first reign as CEO, which lasted from 1985 to 1991, he inherited a company doing nearly 100% of its business within the United States, riddled by lawsuits and a waning public image and spurred it on to become a global direct-marketing powerhouse, with over 50% of sales coming from foreign countries. This transformation change in focus has been credited by some as saving the company from what would have been almost certain insolvency.

 

After a brief hiatus, DeVos returned to head Amway again in 1993. This time, he would stay on-board until 2002, overseeing some of the most sweeping changes in the company’s long history and shaping the way for its path into the 21st century. By the mid-2000s, Amway had revenues approaching $10 billion per year and was one of the largest privately held companies in the entire world.

 

After achieving the lofty goals he had set for himself and his family’s company, DeVos stepped back as CEO in 2002. First serving on the boards of a number of firms, in 2006 he decided to run for Governor of Michigan as a Republican. Although he narrowly lost, he conducted his campaign with the same aplomb and attention to detail that had proven so successful throughout his business career.

 

Today, DeVos serves on the board of Alticor. He spends his time with his family and on his philanthropic pursuits.

The Life and Business of Dick DeVos Jr.

Dick DeVos Jr., the oldest son of Mr. Richard DeVos, Sr., is, along with Jay Van Andel, the co-founder of the Amway Corporation. The Amway Corporation is a network sales company that sells its goods and services through various levels of dealers, with the final-level dealers being the consumers.

Mr. DeVos began work for the company in 1974, slowly moving up the ranks in many positions of responsibility in the company’s operating departments. In 1984, he was promoted to vice president of the company’s operations in 18 different countries, and in 1989 he left the firm to start a new business venture, the Windquest Group. Dick was involved with this company while at the same time selected by his father to manage the National Basket Association’s Orlando Magic Basketball franchise (NBA OMB franchise), which had been acquired by his family.

He returned to Amway Corp. two years later in 1993, succeeding his father as president. Under his leadership, the company would go through a restructuring in 2000, and the establishment of an umbrella firm, Alticor Corporation, which comprised of and merged the Amway Corporation, the Quixtar Corporation, and the Access Business Group into one organization. Under the Alticor Corporation, the firm prospered and expanded its operations all around the world to more than 50 countries and territories in six different continents. Mr. DeVos would retire his presidency over Alticor in 2002 to devote full time to the Windquest Group as president, and to political endeavors.

In 2006 Dick DeVos entered politics, and elected to run for governor for the state of Michigan for the Republican party. At the time he was considered the wealthiest man ever to run for Michigan governorship. He decided to use his massive reserves of wealth to his advantage, and used his own personal wealth, spending a whopping 40 million dollars, to fund his campaign. However, despite the powerful and pervasive influence of money and wealth in the political arena, it wasn’t enough to secure his spot as governor. He lost the election to Democrat Jennifer Granholm by a 14 point margin.

Mr. Devos is married to Elizabeth Prince, daughter of president of Prince Corporation’s Edgar Prince. The Prince Corporation is based in Holland, Michigan. The couple have 4 children, Rick, Ryan, Andrea, and Elissa.