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-- philanthropists with millions to share often used their money to build art museums or to fight poverty in Africa.
But businessman Nicholas Berg ruling has a different approach to giving.
The German born billionaire.
Wants to improve the way California is.
Rough I first -- felt that if I can use some of my resources.
I can use them the greatest good possible I should.
And that's greedy by engaging.
On covenants on.
Making progress the society political problems.
Which I think is -- That's not an easy task for one man alone.
So -- -- gathered bipartisan business leaders and politicians to help find solutions.
To the State's problems those solutions were written into a ballot initiative.
Bank rolled by -- grueling.
It failed -- California's problems remain.
He came along at the wrong time I mean timing is everything in life when people.
Look to see what are we gonna do after the governor Brown's temporary.
Tax increase expires in six years.
We've just gonna go back to spending more than we have -- trying to come up with a more sustainable solution this will look like a pretty good idea.
We have a pro and fiscal -- -- process.
You know the bankruptcy of cities and -- jurisdictions.
-- it's still hear the pension issue is still here.
So the problems haven't -- -- -- Solving those problems is becoming increasingly difficult in western democracies.
Where partisan gridlock and special interests can stall progress.
In his new book intelligent governance for the 21 century -- -- says we can learn a few things from China.
They've been able to think long -- time make long term investments.
And do it.
In that -- way.
He says one way to plan for the long term is two point and advisory committee.
To oversee the budget and infrastructure projects like high speed rail.
Advisory committee could be like a cattle prod to constantly -- -- legislation to focus on important stuff not little stuff.
California is the sixth largest economy in the world.
So prodding lawmakers could prove to be golden for the state.
In Los Angeles couple Warner Fox Business Network.
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