George Soros Explains How The Chance For An Open Society Was Missed

In 1947, George Soros arrived at the London School of Economics and set about building a career as a financial expert he was also learning much about the philosophical idea of the open society. As George Soros worked his way through school as a kitchen porter and waiter he was learning about the open society at the hands of his mentor and philosophy teacher, the Austrian philosopher Karl Popper; both Popper and Soros faced the threat of Nazi Germany in their home nations and shared a view that a totalitarian regime could not provide a democratic and free society.

George Soros would go on to become one of the world’s leading hedge fund managers and financial experts with a personal fortune rated at over $25 billion, much of which Soros has used to fund the work of his own Open Society Foundations which has been at the heart of much of the charitable work completed across the planet. The open society allows the free exchange of knowledge and information, along with the free movement of people across borders to create more diverse and understanding communities. In an article written by George Soros for The Atlantic, the Hungarian born financial expert explained his charitable network spent much of the 1970s and 80s fighting to bring down the Communist regime in power across Eastern Europe.

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, Soros found his work shift towards the construction of the open society, which he felt could be constructed in the wake of the end of Communism as a divisive dogma across many nations.After spending the ‘Cold War’ years fighting the totalitarian regime of Communism, George Soros believed the best chance in history was available for democratic governments to develop an open society in the image of that recommended by Karl Popper; Soros now believes this opportunity was missed as many Western powers began to look inward as they felt the issue of Communism had been defeated in the early 1990s.

Instead of building a better future for all, George Soros believes the majority of communities in the former Eastern Bloc have been damaged by a speedy shift towards a capitalist society based on those seen in North America and Western Europe. Soros believes the capitalist threat is as real as the so-called ‘red-threat’ of the 1950s and 60s because there is no ideological option challenging capitalism for dominance in the 21st-century. The work of Karl Popper explained any political ideology seen as dominant and unchallenged was already failing which is why the work of Soros and his Open Society Foundations has now focused on fighting social justice failings across the U.S., Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Goettl has acquired Walton’s Heating and Air in Southern California

Heating and air conditioning giant Goettl has acquired another family owned business in Southern California. In the original article on BizJournals, Walton’s Heating and Air owner Todd Longbrake said the family business was stagnant and did all he could for it. Goettl approached Walton’s about two years ago but could not make a sale due to Todd’s reluctance. He changed his mind when he hear the positive reviews about Goettl and Kenneth Goodrick, the Chief Executive Officer. Longbrake will become field supervision and sales manager of the new branch of Goettl. Sales have gone up and the business has grown a lot since Goettl took over.

There was some kinks to work out like marketing complications and issues with Walton’s before they announced the switch over. Kenneth Goodrich gave his seal of approval to Todd Longbrake as a new member of the team and said he was an instant success and leader. Goodrich could also see the value in Walton’s and thought they has a similar values and family background. He knew it had potential so he decided to pursue the company.

According to PR News Wire, Goettl continues to expand as a company and has over 306 employees. With this new acquisition, 200 more jobs will become available. Goodrich wants to make Goettl a nationwide company. They are looking to expanding in Northern California, then Texas. Visit Azcentral to know more.

When a company sticks around for 80 years, you know they’re good. With a long track record of happy customers since 1939, Goettl is winning over the hearts of people all over the Southwestern part of the United States. They have lots of experience working in the harsher desert-like climate of that region. At one time in their history of a business they had over 100 patents on the market.

The heating and air conditioning experts at Goettl put their customers first with services ranging from HVAC repair to plumbing, they’ve got your covered. Adam and Ted, grandsons of the original owners run the family business, along with their philanthropist Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Goodrich. He even started his own foundation called the J Duncan Goodrich Air Conditioning Technology Institute

Endowment Fund. They give scholarships to students and veterans who want to take HVAC classes. They also provide underprivileged schools with heating and air conditioning units who were vandalized or stolen from. He is even the president of the outhern Nevada Air Conditioning Refrigeration Service Contractors Association. Ken is also a multi-state member of the PHCC.

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