George Soros on Donald Trump & Capitalism

The machinations of the political world on Capitol Hill are largely ignored by the voting populace. People file out to the voting booth once every four years in order to pull a lever, but rarely do they invest any more energy than that. George Soros, a billionaire progressive, has spent his entire life trying to manifest political change throughout the United States as well as the rest of the world. He has become an icon to progressives around the globe and the boogeyman to every conservative that sees his name. Soros had been laying low for the past few years, focused largely on his philanthropy with the Open Society Foundations, but he finally decided to get back into the game when Donald Trump went from a joke candidate to a joke candidate anointed with the Republican nomination.

To put it simply, Donald Trump stands for everything that George Soros has worked all of his life to combat. Soros believes in transparent governance, grassroots activism, social justice, artistic freedom, and the infinite pursuit of true democracy. When Trump took on his nationalistic and authoritative tone and ramped it up with violent rhetoric there was one thing Soros had to do: get involved with mainstream, headline American politics. That is what Soros did. Soros would begin by immediately investing about $25 million in various PACs that support causes he believes in: immigrant voting rights, campaign finance reform, and a more open and inclusive society. These stances are points that Donald Trump and members of the right wing are vehemently against for whatever reason. Learn more about his profile at

George Soros has always been one ready and willing to leap into the political fray when it comes to things that he believes in and it’s due, in large part, to his past. Soros lived in Hungary, as he was born and raised there, when the Nazis came in 1944. During the occupation of ’44 – ’45 nearly half of a million people would be slaughtered by the oppressive, nationalistic forces. Soros and his family would have to fight for their lives every day before eventually fleeing the country in order to emigrate to London. Soros would work multiple jobs in order to attend University and eventually he would make his way to the United States to find his fortune. These life experiences greatly inform what he is doing nowadays and where his focus lies. Read his profile at Business Insider.

Even though he found success in the financial market, George Soros has come to realize just how damaging capitalism can be. Soros believes that the doing what is good for the people at large is an impossible task to balance with capitalism. That is why Soros is working with the Open Society Foundations. So far the OSF has donated nearly $13 billion to foundations around the world.

The Many Faces of Entrepreneur Arthur Becker

Arthur Becker was born in Brooklyn, New York. After his studies at Bennington College in 1972, Arthur ventured in investment projects. Based in New York, Arthur is an entrepreneur, an artist, philanthropist, and an investor. Arthur is currently working in real estate, biotechnology, and information technology. Arthur Becker also has an interest in fashion and art.

Arthur has worked for various companies. He first worked at Navisite Atlantic Investors, a company that provided internet technology to businesses in United States and United Kingdom. Navisite was later sold to Times Warner in 2011. At Zinio LLC, Arthur was the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest digital magazine distributor. He also worked for Vera Wang Fashion Company as an advisor for seven years.

Arthur Becker is now the Managing Member of Madison Partners. Madison Partners is a firm that focuses on real estate and early stage biotechnology ventures. While at Zinio, Arthur was engaged in real estate and technology. Due to this engagement, he expanded his interests in real estate by investing in the development of condominium. Arthur is also fascinated by early stage biotechnology for its potential to impact lives positively.

In 2011, Arthur started to invest privately in real estate and technology companies through Madison Partners. Arthur is currently the owner of three townhouses located on Sullivan Street in Soho. It is approximated that he bought the houses at $15 million plus $5 million for mortgages as shown by Real Capital Analytics.

Besides real estate, Arthur also has an interest in biotech. His interest for biotech emanates from his belief that it has a potential to impact lives positively. In biotechnology, his interest is in the field of cancer treatment.

Arthur’s love to work for people is what makes him exceptionally effective. Madison Partners has been ahead of other companies because of the lessons learned from Arthur’s many failed attempts to make a difference in society.

Madison Partners has some partners in biotech fields. C4 Therapeutics is a company whose products degrade disease-relevant proteins for therapeutic benefit. OncoPep is also a biotechnology company that produce products that prevent the progression of cancer. Other companies are Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Regenacy Pharmaceuticals, and Frequency Therapeutics. TO learn more, visit