There are few billionaire philanthropists in the world who have created their own charitable networks who do not name their foundation after themselves and be accused of completing vanity projects. One of the few who can be said to be completing their charitable work for the right reasons is iconic hedge fund manager George Soros who has taken the need for a fairer and more open society for new levels of success through the work completed by his Open Society Foundations. The Open Society Foundations reports George Soros has played a key role in the development of a fairer and more democratic community across the globe by providing funding for the Roma community of Europe as they set out to develop their human rights as members of the European Union.
Looking at the career of George Soros makes it easy to see how his need to develop a new way of exploring democracy has been developed with the aid of the open society theory created by Henri Bergson and developed by Austrian philosopher Karl Popper. The work of Popper had a great effect on the young George Soros as he set out to become a better person following his own escape from communist Hungary after the Nazi occupation had ended and communist rule had taken its place. The development of communism as a political ideology began a move towards a better world each and every individual could be a part of no matter where they were born or found themselves living. In an article from The Atlantic, George Soros set out to develop his own stance about how the world is changing since the end of communism and the rise of the capitalist ideology that George Soros believes is posing as much of a threat to the world as socialism did in the 20th-century.
In the framework of the open society set out by George Soros, the community has access to education, freedom of speech, and a democratic voting system designed to provide a voice to all the people of any nation. The work George Soros completes as a philanthropist and political donor is now largely focused on areas of the U.S. as the octogenarian hedge fund manager believes the capitalist threat now facing the world is being driven by the fact this form of economic and political theory has been accepted as the dominant force in the world. George Soros believes the rise of capitalism to a position of hegemony in the world has seen its major supporter, the U.S. begins to fail as a society as the freedoms the nation began by backing have been threatened by a group of political and economic leaders out to protect their own position.