Farid A. Khavari, Ph.D., is a noted economist and independent candidate for Florida governor in 2014. He is the author of 10 books including Environomics: the Economics of Environmentally Safe Prosperity (1993) and Toward a Zero Cost Economy (2009). His economic plan for Florida combines is a model for other states to consider. http://www.khavariforgovernor.com SHARE
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Farid A. Khavari, Ph.D., is a noted economist and independent candidate for Florida governor in 2014. He is the author of 10 books including Environomics: the Economics of Environmentally Safe Prosperity (1993) and Toward a Zero Cost Economy (2009). His economic plan for Florida combines is a model for other states to consider. http://www.khavariforgovernor.com
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 2, 2014 Seniors on Medicare overpay $1,000 per year for drugs thanks to corruption in Congress
Since 2003, Big Pharma cartels have ripped off over $500 billion from those who can least afford it, while sick elderly people have to choose between buying food or drugs. This affects everyone and this corruption has cost Florida alone at least 500,000 jobs. Here's what an independent governor can do in Florida, at no cost to taxpayers, to slash the cost of prescription drugs for Medicare seniors and everyone else.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 19, 2012 Why corruption in Miami-Dade County must be rooted out?
The corruption in Miami-dade County has reached an outrageous and shameless level. No doubt, the majority of the people do know that corruption has gone rampant in Miami-Dade County, yet they do not have a clear picture of the gravity and the sources of that corruption. This article explains in details.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, May 8, 2015 Why war is no option against the Shia-Mullah regime of Iran?
Radical fundamentalist Shia mullahs having military and religious power in Iran gives them huge advantages in the Middle East and North Africa not available to other states in the region. Properly exploited, these advantages will further advance Iran to the status of regional superpower.
(10 comments) SHARE Monday, October 19, 2015 What is the best kind of government for Iran? Zerocracy
Democracy, in the American ideal, is supposed to mean that a majority of the people rule, but the rights of the minority are respected and protected. Sadly, in one way, today's American Democracy and the "democracy" in Iran are similar: everyone has the opportunity to vote for candidates who are hand-picked by the rich or powerful few.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, June 26, 2015 "ISIS" is not the only problem in the Middle East
The real war has already started on two fronts, with the U.S. facing Russia and Iran on one flank, and China on the other. This is the war to maintain or replace the petrodollar and control the world's reserve currency.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 17, 2014 How to fix Florida's Child Protective Services?
Florida's Child Protective Services is an example of many government agencies that are started with the best of intentions and then spin out of control due to perverse incentives. The next thing you know, what started as a solution becomes the new problem.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 15, 2014 How Good is Libertarian Economics?
Libertarian positions on social issues are attractive, but not Libertarian economics, which we already suffer from. Find out why.
SHARE Monday, October 10, 2016 Intellectual Fatigue Rules the World
Political discussions that dwell about the past may help at best if these issues are taught at colleges in political seminars and history classes. What can help an economy are solid plans that should be subject of debates, forums, interviews, and discussions during a political campaign.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, February 20, 2015 Greece's new government must act fast, before the honeymoon is over.
Whether Greece agrees to this or that ultimatum, extends or does not extend the "bailout", leaves or does not leave the Euro, will be moot unless the government of Greece finds a way to put its unemployed people to work and the results are felt at Greek kitchen tables.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 19, 2014 How can “competenciocracy” create true democracy?
"Democratically-elected" candidates are corrupt by definition: they compete for the rewards of serving the interests of a small minority rather than the interests of the people.
I submit that what we need is "competenciocracy", government by competent people.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 29, 2015 Terrorist money directly influences U.S. and international policy toward war with Iran
The purpose of this article is to help American and European politicians avoid a disastrous mistake in policy towards Iran, which could destroy the economy of the civilized world overnight and condemn the Middle East, Russia, America and Europe to endless war. Well-intention Western politicians, acting in ignorance and trusting their colleagues, could end the world as we know it, forever.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 16, 2014 My father was executed by Islamic radicals
America has been focused on Islamic radicals in Iraq, Libya and Syria. Virtually ignoring thousands of innocent people massacred by ISIS, ISIL, whatever they are called this week, America and the West have been galvanized by the executions of two American journalists. If we need a preview of what will happen if ISIS/ISIL prevails, just look at Iran in 1979-1980.
SHARE Friday, March 28, 2014 Student-Loan Debacle!
Student-loan debt is not only enslaving our young people and destroying our economy--it is changing the future of our families and our society.
(16 comments) SHARE Monday, July 6, 2015 Middle East madness: Muslims kill Muslims, Shia-mullahs of Iran win
One thing is for sure in the Middle East: more violence will accomplish nothing. More massacres will bring more massacres. More unrest will lead to more violence. Bombs, guns and executions are not the answer to hungry bellies and thirsty mouths; the concepts of Zero Cost Economics are.
SHARE Monday, April 28, 2014 The Beer Cartel and the Best Little Whorehouse in Florida
Our pay-for-play legislature is the premier legal brothel in the Sunshine State. Customers are so classy that they avoid paparazzi--and social disease--by paying other prostitutes (called "lobbyists") to stand in for them and do the dirty deeds. And those dirty deeds get done dirt cheap! You have to turn a lot of tricks at these low, low prices. No wonder the people's business gets sidetracked.
SHARE Wednesday, September 14, 2016 What really resolves economic problems?
What really resolves economic problems effectively is the understanding and creation of an optimal interaction of all involved economic factors with those of environmental, technological, raw materials, energy and agricultural for related economic woes.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 18, 2016 How to deal with the Zika virus?
We all know chemical companies have been poisoning the earth and us for decades, and government approvals mean nothing when money is at stake.It is no difference with the Zika virus.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 8, 2014 To All Americans Who Are Fed up with Corruption
Big-money special interests have taken our government at every level. This corruption costs us hundreds of billions every year and millions of jobs have been lost because of it. This will continue until we, the people, stand up for our own interests.
SHARE Thursday, March 6, 2014 Florida’s seniors are being ripped off.
Florida’s seniors are being ripped off for thousands of dollars per year. Read what an independent governor will do for Florida’s seniors that no Democrat or Republican will ever do.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 17, 2015 Issues related to jobs and income
Politicians and economists talk frequently about jobs and creating jobs without having a clear idea about what types of jobs or how to create them! It seems like they do not even understand how to differentiate between the different types of jobs!
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 12, 2014 A profitable alternative to raising property taxes
To raise property taxes to make up for a projected shortfall of the next budget year is doomed because it requires the same measure every year, leading to chronic deficit. Deficit must be countered by wealth-creating jobs and not by raising property taxes.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 22, 2015 Running an economy is not a layman's job!
Running an economy is not that easy of a task that we simply elect incompetent candidates based solely on money, party support and a slogan and put them in charge of it! It requires a world of knowledge and experience in different areas and the capability to understand all the complicated interconnected and inter-related factors involved.
SHARE Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Why "recurring costs" and "social costs" matter more than income?
Everybody needs to understand one simple fact--reducing costs is more important than the rising income and savings. Because the cost keeps rising permanently, income does not. Second, inflation eats into your income and savings, but it cannot eat your costs; it only increases your costs!
SHARE Saturday, October 1, 2011 Changing the Role of the Elite Capitalist
When a nation's middle class starts to decline, next in line are the rich, and then the handful of super-rich -- the elite capitalists. There is a way to put the talents and resources of the rich and super-rich to realize economic goals.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 6, 2012 The Crises of Costs and Social Costs
The biggest shortcoming associated with the conventional economic concepts is the permanently rising cost. Since we cannot combat the costs caused by the conventional economic concepts, we need to introduce and implement a new economic concept that yields just the opposite results by reversing and decelerating the process of cost.