Joe Mathews offers an in-depth look at seven specific areas afflicting the state, and what the reform organization proposed as remedies.
The seven areas are: Taxes Voter Initiatives State Budget Deficit Jobs Citizens' Council Education Local Government The Corrections (posting August 28) TO ATTEMPT something as bold as a wholesale renovation of governance in California—let alone the rest of the world—requires an unusual individual. But that’s a label for which Nicolas Berggruen may qualify. He quickly established himself as a giant of the art world, got to know Picasso, remarried, and started a new family. and German citizen raised in France, Nicolas initially refused to learn English because it was the language of imperialism.
Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen, the owner of Germany's Karstadt chain of department stores, makes do without a home and has no personal attachments. He wants to make democracy work, and to create a better world.
Geboren 1975, ist politischer Autor und Koordinator für Meinungsfragen beim SPIEGEL.
In a world where celeb couples are known by a single, overly-cutesy moniker, and the music makes you want to celebrate your single status while simultaneously making you feel like you’re not good enough because he didn’t put a ring on it, it can be tough being the odd (single) one out.
But never fear, even if you’re technically flying solo, you’re still in amazing company.
Did Nicolas Berggruen—Paris-born, art collector, global investor—and his Think Long committee, know how to rebuild the Golden State? A long list of politicians and a whole industry of fix-it professionals have failed to restore California to its former glory. My destination, the Peninsula Beverly Hills, was just off the intersection of those busy boulevards. Once I walked through the doors of the hotel, though, I relaxed. So Berggruen is devoting his remaining years and considerable resources to correcting the course of democracy around the globe.
Er lebt in Berlin, in seiner Freizeit schreibt er Romane.
Bis vor Kurzem war er USA-Korrespondent in Washington, von wo aus er sich früh auf Trumps Spuren begab und dessen Kampagne hautnah verfolgte.
Known as the “homeless billionaire” because he sold his homes and lives out of hotels, Nicolas Berggruen came to the conclusion that wealth is about lasting impact, not material possessions.
He believes that whatever he owns is temporary, stating that it’s what we do and how we act that will last forever.