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Thu Jan 23, 2020, 06:00 PM

Soros Gives $1BN To Fund Universities 'And Stop Drift Towards Authoritarianism'

Source: The Guardian

Philanthropist unveils plan for global network of institutions at Davos and attacks Trump as ‘ultimate narcissist.’ The philanthropist and former financier George Soros has announced that he is to donate $1bn to fund a new global network of universities designed to promote liberal values and his vision of an open society.

In what he hailed as the “most important and enduring project of my life”, Soros said it was important to fund institutions that would help resist the drift towards growing authoritarianism in the US, Russia and China. He also launched a fresh attack on Donald Trump, calling the US president “the ultimate narcissist”.

Soros, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, said his new Open Society University Network would build on his Central European University, set up after the collapse of communism 30 years ago.

The CEU has been forced to move from Hungary to Vienna after Hungary’s rightwing leader, Viktor Orban, stripped it of the ability to issue US degrees...


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/23/soros-gives-1bn-to-fund-universities-and-stop-drift-towards-authoritarianism



Soros added that the time had come for his Open Society Foundation to embark on an ambitious project that would build on the CEU and develop “a new and innovative educational network that the world really needs.”

Soros said: “OSUN will be unique. It will offer an international platform for teaching and research. But we can’t build a global network on our own; we will need partner institutions and supporters from all around the world to join us in this enterprise.”

https://www.georgesoros.com/

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appalachiablue Jan 23 OP
NCjack Jan 23 #1
Hekate Jan 23 #2
warmfeet Jan 23 #3
SWBTATTReg Jan 23 #4
not fooled Jan 23 #9
Roland99 Jan 23 #5
shenmue Jan 23 #6
not_the_one Jan 23 #7
MyOwnPeace Jan 23 #8
mopinko Jan 23 #10

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 06:53 PM

1. Thank you, Mr. Soros. nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 06:54 PM

2. Good man

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 07:03 PM

3. Thank you Mr. Soros.

I fully support anti-authoritarians.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 07:06 PM

4. A good man indeed. Where are the republicans $1 billion dollar donation to our colleges?

Or, where are the conservatives help to better our colleges and their money? Me thinks that they all want other things in life (like bettering themselves at the expense of others). Atlas Strugged by Ayn Rand in where she suggested that her failed economy policy was ME ME ME.

Hypocrites.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 08:34 PM

9. Well, the 666kooks666 have given

$$$$$$$$ to colleges and universities, but their aims are different. They blackmail schools into hiring "libertarian" oriented "economists" etc.

[link:http://www.unkochmycampus.org/campus-campaigns-1|]

We must stop the Koch network from using our colleges and universities to promote their harmful corporate agenda.

Academic research is used to inform policies that affect our lives every day. The public should be able to trust that this research is not being influenced by corporations that want to directly harm our communities. Colleges and universities must work for the common good, not private interests.


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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 07:49 PM

5. RWNJ heads exploding nationwide!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 07:50 PM

6. That is good

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 07:53 PM

7. Unlike Carl Icahn, who "bought" Mount Sinai School of Medicine

for a $200 million "donation", so he could put his name on it (it is now The Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai, and is part of the Mount Sinai Health System).

I would imagine that many at the medical school are ashamed of the association...

Trump appointed Icahn as a special advisor on regulation, but resigned immediately before a critical report came out about his part ownership of CVR refiner. The stock had gone up 11.5% upon news of his being appointed as special advisor.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/20/carl-icahn-resigned-from-trump-advisor-role-ahead-of-article-alleging-conflict-of-interest.html

Shortly before Trump announced steel tariffs Icahn dumped some of his steel related stocks (alleged insider trading) and made a killing.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/03/02/shortly-before-trump-announced-tariffs-his-former-adviser-dumped-millions-in-steel-related-stocks/

What ever happened to the "insider trading" investigation?

As usual, the turd only surrounds himself with the BEST people.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 08:14 PM

8. Just wondering............

Does that mean I won't make as much money now by going out to do all of the protesting against tRump and his gang of thieves?
Gees, what's a paid liberal supposed to do?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 11:49 PM

10. what an evil bastard! what a commie pinko!!

educating people. a subversive plot if i ever saw one.

cuz you just never know.

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