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George Soros, 86-year-old multibillionaire hedge fund-operator, is famous around the world for promoting far-left causes. Or, as his website puts it, he is "a prominent international supporter of democratic ideals and causes for more than 30 years." His "philanthropic organization, the Open Society Foundations (OSF), supports democracy and human rights in more than 100 countries."
To date, Soros has given away close to $14 billion to various leftist "progressive" causes. He works for the decriminalization of both prostitution and drugs and helped kick-start America's medical marijuana movement, was an early proponent and major funder of the initiative to redefine marriage, underwrites numerous leftist think-tanks, and works assiduously for left-wing policy changes. OSF has nearly fifty offices around the world and more than 1,600 full-time staff members who are activists in numerous arenas, with particular attention to judicial decisions and supporting far-left judicial candidates. Soros recently gave $18 billion to OSF, establishing one of the richest foundation endowments ever and guaranteeing that his work will continue after he is gone.
Causes - Sex - Workers - Idea - Decriminalization
One of his less publicized causes is "helping sex workers." He promotes the idea that decriminalization of prostitution would remove the stigma, social exclusion, violence, and fear of violence associated with the sex trade industry. Now, thanks to Jody Raphael, DePaul University College of Law, in an article for Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence (I serve on the editorial board), we have an accounting of Soros' support for the full decriminalization of the sex trade industry, long an issue for utopians who think making it legal to exploit women will somehow "free" them from their pimps and the criminal networks who make millions by trafficking and exploiting women. Raphael's Dignity article is 24 pages of careful research with eight pages of references. For instance, she reports that in 2015, OSF...
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