Soros evidently is just good investor
Monday’s right side editoirial page featured a small blurb on the “hypocrisy” of George Soros investing in a coal producer when he funds at the same time efforts to temper climate change. So I had to look him up as I’ve done for other “demons of the left” like Howard Zinn and Saul Alinsky (those two being liberal icons of the Civil Rights era who the right would love to term “commies”).
Soros is a complicated creature, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust in WWII Hungary who became one of the world’s most successful investors (and the founder of one of the first and probably most successful hedge funds). He has donated billions of dollars, mostly to the causes of democracy in Eastern Europe. I believe the investor side of him sees a buying opportunity in Peabody Coal (who knows, their land may be worth more than their valuation?).
The right would honor him but for the fact that he also gives millions of dollars toward liberal U.S. politics (driving them mostly crazy). Full disclosure: George Soros or his associates did not pay me for this note.