Looking at the life and career of George Soros one may believe he is the prime example of the success achievable in the capitalist system currently dominating the U.S. However, in an article for The Atlantic the hedge fund manager and founder of Soros Fund Management has recently sought to explain the threat he believes is threatening the safety and security of the world as the system is now so dominant it is unrivalled across the majority of the world; the capitalist threat is a threat to the world in the view of George Soros because in the open society the octogenarian believes in more than one political ideology being found in a community to make sure a single policy does not dominate.Over the course of his life, George Soros is reported by the Open Society Foundations to have lived under a series of different political ideologies.
The Hungarian born investment specialist was a youth when his home nation was invaded by Nazi forces bringing fascism and the Holocaust to his doorstep in 1943. Liberation came for Hungary and the Soros family who hid their Jewish faith with the arrival of Allied forces at the close of World War II. Despite the end of fascism as the ruling political ideology at the close of hostilities, George Soros found himself trapped under the rule of Communism in the Stalin era until he made a refugee journey to complete his education at the London School of Economics. After building his own hedge fund up and amassing a personal fortune of more than $25 billion, George Soros has focused his philanthropic efforts on protecting the human and civil rights of people across the world.
Although he has spent a large part of his career working within the capitalist system and working to end the Communist threat he was forced to live under as a teen, George Soros believes the position of socialism as a rival to capitalism was a major part of keeping the world safe. Soros explains the fact capitalism has no real challenger as a dominant ideology in the U.S. or across the world is causing major problems and threatens the entire financial system operating in the majority of the democratic world; the open society George Soros longs to see in all nations describes any political ideology seen as the single dominant or truthful option has already begun to fail. George Soros hopes to continue the battle to bring a fair and open society to the people of the world in a world where capitalism has spread to become the dominant option across the planet.