Archive: January 2017

George Soros’ new strategy for criminal justice reform

George Soros has embarked on a new adventure in criminal justice reform. The storied trader is attacking the issues that have plagued the U.S. justice system since the end of Jim Crow with the same fervor with which he has made trades in the markets. This new strategy represents a radically new direction in criminal justice activism. George Soros’ opponents would be wise to take note.

Replacing the criminal justice system’s engine

George Soros has retooled his domestic activism strategies. George Soros now seems to be focusing less on the big-prize races like those of the presidency, where there is so much attention that even massive donations can prove ineffective, and focusing more on smaller races, where even smaller amounts can have decisive impacts.

The one area of the criminal justice system where Soros has judiciously decided to concentrate his efforts is on local prosecutorial races. He has very good reasons for this.

That’s because they literally decide who will go to jail and who will go free. In theory, no single person is supposed to wield such immense power in a democratic republic on businessinsider.com. But, due to the exigencies of a rising crime rate and out-of-control urban violent crime, the system has become overburdened in the United States and has developed a number of relief valves to prevent the entire thing from imploding under an unmanageable case load.

The plea bargain, ripe for abuse

One idiosyncrasy of the U.S. justice system on Forbes is the plea bargain. People from Europe and other developed areas of the world often view the plea bargain with horror, as some form of atavistic barbarism that is little better than trial by fire. But the unavoidable fact is that without it, the entire U.S. justice system would very quickly stop functioning.

Over 95% of cases are dispensed with pleas, not trials. This gives prosecutors enormous power because they can decide to plea anyone down to any lesser crime at any moment. While a prosecutor is not likely to let an obviously guilty murderer plead down to a seat belt violation, this form of case dispensation does often lead to gigantic disparities between jurisdictions and between races of defendants on things like low-level drug crimes and non-violent misdemeanors.

Another reason that the prosecutor has such incredible power is that they get to decide exactly how much resources they will spend on any trial. The horrifying reality is that in the United States, if a reputable prosecutor really doesn’t like you, they can probably send you to prison. Terrifying as it is, this is a tool which is often used to send criminals to prison where the police know they don’t have a case on the main crime.  This is effective in inducing plea bargains to lesser crimes. Everyone wins, the defendant does a minimal jail or prison sentence but isn’t convicted on the big crimes, the police solve the case, and the prosecutor racks up another successful plea deal.

How Wealth Solution’s Services are essential Creating Financial Stability

According to Manta, Richard Blair Wealth Solutions Inc. (WSI) is a trustworthy firm that has been registered to offer investment guidance. The company’s head offices are located in Austin, Texas. It has been serving a broad array of clients, and they include high net worth individuals, SME owners, and family businesses. The customer base of the company is in Georgetown, Austin, Bastrop, Houston, Marble Falls, and New Braunfels.

The services of the firm are crucial in assisting entrepreneurs to change their operations and adapt to newest financial strategies that have developed in the evolving capital markets. WSI’s main aim is to develop efficient and dynamic business alternatives that can facilitate clients to make high profits and face minimum risks. The firm understands that its customers need to have a retirement plan, and therefore, it assists them to accumulate wealth and save it for the future.

WCI has excellent policies that it uses in property management. They ensure that the clients have a convenient way of controlling their affluence. The firm offers guidance to customers on how to develop suitable investment portfolios that suit their goals and act as a means of managing wealth.

The capital management processes of the firm offer a platform for investors to learn about alternative and general investments that they could not access easily. The staff of the Wealth Solutions has skills that are needed in coming up with a comprehensible portfolio that is developed based on the financial requirements of the clients. Having a portfolio assists in learning about market risks, and therefore, trade in the market while avoiding losses.

Richard Blair is an expert in the financial sector, and his services have been used for more than two decades. He is the Wealth Solution’s proprietor and has been its chairperson since he founded it in 1994. Mr. Blair has gained respect due to the business designations that he holds, and they include Certified Estate and Trust Specialist (CETS), Certified Annuity Specialist (CAS), Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP), Certified Fund Specialist (CFS), and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). His investment guidance has been highly appreciated by the people of Texas.

Richard Blair Wealth Solutions has outstanding teaching techniques that he acquired from his mother and wife who are both teachers. He joins these skills with his finance expertise to offer excellent advisory services to his clients. The experience that Richard has gained in the two decades that has been at WSI enabled him to strategize for retirement efficiently.

Mike Baur; the startups guru

Startups are not easy to bring forth and yet Mike has been able to support many startups and turned them into successful companies. In the world of business startups, the Swiss Startup factory is the leader and Mike Baur is at the center of the action.

 

The Swiss Startup Factory

 

Before you can talk about the man behind the curtain, it is important to know about the company itself. Swiss Startup Factory was founded in 2014 by Mike and two of his partners. The main aim of the company is to look for digital entrepreneurs with potential and provide them with opportunities to accelerate their growth. That is the reason why the company is known as the Startup accelerator.

 

The mission of the company is to take the startups and turn them into successful companies. That is why they offer 360 degree services. This will enable you to launch the startup successfully and see it grow and become a great company.

 

About Mike Baur

Education

Mike attended the University of Applied Science Bern between 1997 and 2000 where he did his Bachelor of Applied Science in Banking and Finance. Between 2007 an 2008, Mike did his executive Master of Business Administration at the University of Bern. During the same years, he attended the University of Rochester where he did his Master of Business administration.

Career

Mike began his career in 1991 at the UBS wealth management. Between 2000 and 2002, Mike worked as the wealth management in the same company. From 2002 to 2008 he was the Key Client group in UBS.

In 2008, he joined Clariden Leu as the head of the private banking in Switzerland. He served in this position for 2years. He later left the company in 2012 and joined the Sallfort Private Bank as the head of private banking. In 2014 he founded the Baur IS and he became the CEO a position he holds till today. In the same year, he became the owner of the ‘think reloaded ag’

In January 2015, Mike became the executive chairman of the Swiss Startup Factory a position he holds until now.

Skills

He has developed different skills over the course of his career;

« Startups

« Private banking

« Investment

« Asset management

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