compare other WRJ here - soros is america's top 2 philantropist along with giving fund of gates/buffett etc...AS FAR AS I CAN SEE
Soros foundations are a case uniquely worth because they have never suffered from one of the ailments of not for profit world which like government seems to absolve itself from the discipline of positive cashflow - see next right;
very best cases of soros:
**south africa seeding fight against apartheid-see far right
**global fund helping jim/kim /farmer in middle of global fund early 2000 -see mid right and apparently its sad ending feb 2022 with death of paul farmer following covid and death of fazle abed leaving jim kim in boston in his mid 60s with (haiti rwanda) but only a charity ,model? 
**finding bangladesh women empowerment second time -ie partnerships with fazle abed finding bangladesh first time-more middle right
** the huge impact of being first to partner poorest villagers with mobile phones (below 1995 on)
**the complicated partnership with gorbachev -middle 
**the call to unite graduates around the world who want to collaborate across alumni groups in their race to be the sustainability not the extinction generation
what I love about all these things - they were worth a try -apparently soros didn't blame anyone as long as they tried their best with his money
Entrepreneurs advancing the human lot (according to 150 yeras of diaries the economist 1843-1990 - has happened when a founder of a solution people need has deigned a positive cash flow model round the purpose of maximising peoples affordable access. So if not for profits are about systems that fail to help communities entrepreneurially start up positive cash flow models to resolve communities sdg needs I am unsure what the purpose is.WHITES WRONGS -even if you are a daispora sct- the curse of being a white european (less than one eight of the human race) is we did slave trade, genocide across the new world as well as gun fights in which texas became the operating system of the usa (oil power, enough gun power to force mexicans to sell the west coast) even as dc apparently mediated over laws, colonisation -britannia having first access to engines but being repelled by usa doubled up under the worst corporation the world has ever seen colo0nising south asia and closing china to world trade for over a century as the chinese sensibly declined to accept opium as a currency- the consequ7nece of the human wrongs was world war 2 - the un was birthed around 3 challenges - seeing the advanced economies kick start; outlasting stalin -sadly one od the 2 maddest men to rule would win world war 2 as they were on opposite sides; helping the 75% of people that white empires had left out of access to engineering as they grew their places (with independence); depending how you look at history 1945-1989 - human development did some amazingly positive things to the death of jf kennedy; it stopped doing anything but outlast the cold war; from the early 1980s as it was clear ussr was not sustainable soros did the decent thing of trying to help gorbachev and when he lost inside russia started the open society foundation with him and backed parallel networks situated on the boundary between rome and the vatican- particularly gorbachev chairing of the nobel peace laureate summit which shared the same secretariat as the green club of romeI am aware that soros and jim kim and paul farmer found each other at start of 21st century; this was very good because between them bush's only totally positive impact emerged : global fund - by clarifying overlapping needs in fighting tb and aids global progress was made in combatting both of these diseases - the very best of this progress was wherever kim-farmer-soros also found brilliant bottom up health service networks; in many ways these continued what unicef's james grant had done; when they all found sir fazle abed (bangladesh woemn empowerment) as did bill gates this was one of the great leaps forward for humanity; peculiarly soros had also hugely helped bangladesh around 1995 though i have never seen his foundation take full credit for being first to invest in mobile ends poverty (help needed to understand)....I was at argubalky sors' hapiest moment reurning to his ciry of birth 2012- celebarting sir fazle abed as 20th open society laureate; paul farmer gace a side lecture; ceu university looked lik e a becaon for freedom - within a year of two budapest was flooded by refugees; the government5 turned right and against soros; eu joined in making it impossible for the university to keep its students both safe and free of speech - requiring a move to vienna whcich has ben slowed down by covid

for me this is also a tragedy ; maybe i was starry eyed but my first and only visit to budapest saw the convergence of 3 great heroes - fazle abed whose empowerment has reached billion poorest village women; the birth place and education system that grew von neumann - whose tech advances we have been compounding 100 fold since 1955; and soros... ..
Can anyone help me i understand soros first foundation intervention supported south african black youth end apartheid ; clearly that was on the correct side of history; as far as I know soros only claims a small part of that but it convinced him he could do good; 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

would it be possible to have a short meeting with you in baltimore in next 15 days or so?

system conflict barriers of going post colonial post industrial and sustainable worldwide in 80 years
my family of 4 generations of diaspora scots have been trying to system map with adam smith  common sense values -community rising entrepreneurship - pretty much across the globe -what with grandad sir ken mumbai chief justice for 20 years with gandhi -last job writing up india's independence

... and dad norman macrae surviving teenage navigation of airplanes over modernday myanmar in world war 2 and then making friends with japanese emperor/prince charles from 1962-4 and china by 1977 much to congress' chagrin

dad at the economist last project sent young journalists to bangladesh -15 times cos after we invited directors of brac to a birthday party with dr yunus in 2009 with the bbc oceans and polar explorer paul rose but even he couldnt get yunus to want to collaborate - to start a journal with adam smith scholars- professor skinners last contribution attached

i am just a statistician who helped mit collect the first database on what 50 countries societies wanted from global corporations but today everything to do with sustainable trade mapping seems to come back to translating smith into context out of every cultures interaction

2 things are top of my priority list before easter in this virally controlled world

1 how to find whomever values smith most to webinar a meeting out of london or glasgow before next student year- this is a request from vc of the south asian university that became fazle abed's legacy- fazle kindly debated this goal in 2012 at japan embassy remembrance party to my father norman macrae the economist's smithsian sub-editor- how could the worlds largest ngo partnership linkin girls sdg universities once he had gone? - project OSUN-weforum jan2020

Fazle Abed died 20 dec 2019   hence timeline of vice chancellor vincent chang's request to stage summer smith event and make this one step to cop26 glasgow- friends of soros and ban ki-moon out of vienna ny state (as well as some brad schools in dc/baltimore/brooklyn) and online learning wizards out of arizona are busy on different parts of this jigsaw but we're never quite sure who gets smiths support for market transparency at community level essential for girls to safely  build sdg nations out of the least resources

2 inclusion inner city americas youth
along the way in trying to host remembrance parties to dad atlanta was due to host a nobel peace laureate summit 2015 (soros with club of rome is main sponsor of this gorbachev solidarite project) valuing luther king, mandela and putting obamas legacy into youth hands especially hbuc colleges and caribbean ones - somehow all the great and the good quarreled with each other so atlanta never got youth to the start line... 5 years on

 friends in baltimore are within my circles the last ones left standing where we still chat about how can inner city black students rebuild communities cheered on by rev al hathaway - do you already know him or is there a different circle of bloomberg cities that include students of color

all mistakes in reporting solely mine
chris macrae norman macrae foundation bethesda +1 240 316 8157

oops its not well known in usa that sir fazle abed is adam smith's action learning servant leader at year 210-260 of industrial revolution begun by watt and smith in glasgow- having graduated at glasgow uni around 1960 he took smith values to royal dutch shell before 50 years mapping them out of rural womens bangladesh- hence priority of abed university to issue some joint declaration of common sense economics out of london glasgow dhaka vienna rotterdam and other sister cities this summer- al hathaways community nurtured thurgood marshall and was the first successful reparation black girls got from the 13th amendment- a special enough space for pope francis to receive al in italy's happier days

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