9781586488222

The Philanthropy of George Soros: Building Open Societies

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    9781586488222

  • ISBN10:

    1586488228

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/10/2011
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Summary

Soros is celebrated for his brilliant financial and economic insights, but his contribution to philanthropy is equally impressive. This work reveals the thinking and practice that drives a lesser-known aspect of this man's life, his goals for society, and his philosophy.

Author Biography

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and is the founder of a global network of foundations dedicated to supporting open societies. He is the author of many bestselling books, most recently The New Paradigm for Financial Markets. He was born in Budapest and lives in New York.

Table of Contents

My Philanthropyp. 1
Global Movements: Resource Curse, Justice, and Economic Development
Fighting the Curse of Natural Resourcesp. 61
Promoting Justicep. 93
Alleviating Poverty Through Economic Developmentp. 117
Failed States: Haiti and Burma
Helping Haiti Rise from Destructionp. 143
Laying the Groundwork for an Open Society in Burmap. 173
Public Health: TB and Mental Disability
Tackling TBp. 201
Liberating People with Mental Disabilitiesp. 217
Minority Empowerment: The Roma
Asserting the Rights of the Romap. 243
U.S. Open Society: Drugs, Crime, and Two Cities
The Baltimore Experimentp. 273
The New Orleans Challengep. 301
Afterwordp. 335
Notesp. 343
Acknowledgmentsp. 347
Indexp. 349
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