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Bob Williams is an emeritus professor of the University of California. He and his wife live on their ranch in northern California. He has written op-ed pieces for local papers regularly for the past four years.
SHARE Sunday, January 27, 2008 California referenda and the tax dilemma
California's Prop 92 funding community colleges suffers from being an unfunded mandate. Unfunded mandates, like government borrowing, are a result of the Boomer's allergy to taxes and their disdain of public investment in infrastructure.
SHARE Friday, January 4, 2008 Another war for oil over the horizon; With China on the other side, in Africa?
China continues to invest billions of dollars in many sub-Saharan countries using foreign exchange gleaned from their exports. Since 1996 China has signed on to approximately 30 oil and gas deals, involving 14 African countries, ranging from building refineries to importing crude oil. They are pushing hardest to control the oil of Sudan and have helped build the Sudanese military.