When Doug Levitt made the decision to turn his back on his career as a broadcaster and return to his first love of music he hoped to add some social realism to the work he has been creating as a recording artist, author, and live performer. Levitt set out to take short six week bus journey across the U.S. to gain first hand experience of the lives of real Americans who live outside the major cities of the country and create ‘The Greyhound Diaries’; Levitt feels the majority of Americans are not represented by the news media located in the largest cities in the country.
Doug Levitt comes from a family that has always looked to aid those in need by playing a key role in the Washington D.C. community, Levitt’s mother has been a council member and candidate for city Mayor in the nation’s capital.Throughout his life, Doug Levitt has always been looking for answers to major global questions, reflected in his studies with astrophysicist Carl Sagan.
Much of the need of Doug Levitt to understand those living in poverty is rooted in the fact Levitt had little contact with those outside the often recession proof city of Washington D.C. Despite the political roles played by members of his family, Doug Levitt felt inspired by artists of the 20th century to begin ‘The Greyhound Diaries’ by seeking intimate knowledge of life at the sharp end of the U.S. economy.
Doug Levitt has stated he was shocked to discover the rising level of poverty in the U.S. when he set out on an initial six week journey across the U.S. that has now led to more than 120,000 miles of bus journey’s. Pointing to the record of one in 15 Americans living in poverty, Levitt has stated his music, writings, and live performances have been created to hark back to the work of folk musicians and artists creating artworks sponsored by the U.S. federal government who wished to record a historic moment in national history.
Alexandre Gama’s career in advertising spans more than 30 decades. During this time he has been the recipient of numerous awards as recognition for the outstanding work he has done in this field. Alexandre Gama began his career after receiving his advertising degree from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation in Brazil. Soon afterward he gained employment with Standard Ogilvy and Mather where he was able to put his copywriting talents to work. His first award for excellence in writing came in the 90’s while he was employed with a company called DM9.
In 1999, Alexandre Gama decided to launch his own advertising company, which he called Neogama. Mr. Gama’s quickly rising reputation for superior creative content gained him notoriety by being the first person from Latin America to ever hold a magna lecture or master class at the highly recognized Cannes Film Festival. Alexandre Gama also joined several prestigious organizations including the Board of Brazilian Advertising Agencies and the International Film Jury of the British Association. Alexandre Gama’s company Neogama, led the Brazilian industry in growth within its first three years and later became the first advertising company ever awarded the Lion at Cannes, with the company actually taking two awards in 2003.
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George Soros recently made the headlines for his political contributions. The billionaire financier is known for supporting democratic causes and candidates on Time.com , and this election has proven to be no exception. He has recently contributed $25 million to the candidate Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign against Donald Trump for President, which also included funds spent on other political causes. This is among $7 million which was spent on a pro-Clinton PAC (Priorities USA Action). He believes firmly in open democratic principles and ideals, and he sees his political contributions on Politico as being a vehicle for putting ideas in motion. Soros’ Goal has been to promote his ideal of a collaborative and open society through political reforms, a goal which has been relatively successful.
George Soros had mixed feelings on President Obama, as he often felt that he was weak on implementing causes for which he was passionate about. However, Soros had very negative feelings toward Donald Trump. In mobilizing his campaign contributions, his goal was to motivate people to come out to vote for Hillary. Many also suggest that George Soros’ recent political activity is out of a desire to make it more difficult for Trump to win. He did so in direct response to the campaign rhetoric which was offered by Donald Trump. He was particularly opposed to Donald Trump’s stances against people of the muslim faith and immigrants. Soros was also opposed to the views of Ted Cruz, another Presidential hopeful.
At 85, Soros’ career seems to be picking up again. He is actively monitoring the political and economic situation in Europe, and is actively trading the financial markets on project-syndicate.org. His investments are bearish, but this isn’t out of line with Soros’ typical investing style. Clearly, he sees an opportunity in an increasingly chaotic world. He famously made a great deal of money in 1992 when he went short on the British Pound at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2014/11/20/wake-up-europe/. His investments have also been fairly large, and his return to trading has been very recent. His trades have been managed by his fund, and his investments have been on China.
George Soros has also been active in the investing scene, as he has recently invested in a startup which is aimed at revolutionizing the world of bond trading. A company backed by George Soros is in the process of acquiring a electronic bond trading platform. The company has been fairly successful in being able to quickly acquire new investments and benefit from Soros’ activity.