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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
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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

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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Medical Marijuana, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 29, 2014
Don't buy the big lie about the legalization of the medical marijuana in Florida! Behind the fanfare and sympathetic press coverage about Florida Governor Rick Scott signing the legalization of the medical marijuana in Florida is just business as usual in the capital of pay-for-play politics.
Farid Khavari for Governor, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 10, 2014
A $10.10 or higher minimum wage will boost Florida’s economy, create more jobs and reduce government social costs. Independent Florida governor candidate, economist Farid Khavari says conservatives should embrace higher minimum wages even more fervently than liberals do. Holding down wages has vastly increased government’s costs of corporate welfare.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Ayatollah Marashi in Qom, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Zerocracy in Iran means a government that works for the majority of the people., From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 9, 2014
Trickle-down economics and other big lies! Trickle-down economics and other big lies. Before you keep drinking the Kool-Aid, ask who is selling it. Who are the real takers?
Dollar, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 20, 2016
How unions can save their pensions, grow membership by creating good jobs, and revive American middle class prosperity Pension funds always seek solutions from the same rigged markets and corrupt financial institutions that destroyed the economy in the first place. Unions look for a few dollars in wages from the same employers who offshore jobs. Unions themselves are in a unique position to take advantage of these tremendous opportunities--immediately. Unions have all the resources they need. All they need is a plan and the will to act on it.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 15, 2016
Transferring wealth by looting, fleecing and gouging people is inept and shortsighted! America is on the wrong track. Instead of creating wealth they are on transferring wealth from others with all the weird, stupid methods! How much longer these inept and unethical practices could continue before they all hit the concrete wall? They are already there.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 11, 2017
Economists and lawmakers need to understand the economics of healthcare Healthcare is the worst type of social cost that keeps recurring and rising requiring all efforts to reduce it or, at best, eliminate it if we want healthcare for all people and at the same time a flourishing and competitive manufacturing facilities in the U.S.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 24, 2014
Education spending is already plenty, but not enough is allocated to teacher pay! In Florida we spend almost $9,000 per year per student for grades K-12. That is about 50% more than the tuition and fees at Florida State University! How much of that is paid to teachers? Not enough, that's for sure.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
Iran Map-Borders & Neighbors, From ImagesAttr
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 27, 2015
The solution to the escalating woes in the Middle East and North Africa The solution to the escalating woes in the Middle East and North Africa is a peaceful regime change in Iran.
Visit Greece this summer!, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 17, 2014
Why commercial banks should support a publicly-owned SuperBank in Florida. Banks seem to have rebounded since the financial crisis, and many are posting record profits. However, smart bankers realize that the current situation is unsustainable.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 17, 2017
Running an economy without "social and recurring costs" requires the implementation of the Concept of Zero Cost Economic The solution to the rising "social costs" and "recurring costs" of all kinds is the implementation of the Concept of Zero Cost Economics that focuses on freezing, reducing, and even eliminating these two groups of costs. Because prosperous people enjoying economic security is the best guarantee for businesses to a lasting prosperity!
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 13, 2017
How to make the U.S. Healthcare System greater than ever before? Why is the U.S. Healthcare System not a healthcare system for people, and how to fix it?
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 15, 2015
The Road from Austerity to Prosperity for Greece The new government of Greece has already taken the first steps toward economic justice and recovery. This is an offer to help the new government of Greece.
Bombs, guns and executions are not the answer; the concepts of Zero Cost Economics are., From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 1, 2014
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the legislature are bravely sacrificing 6,250 Floridians’ lives this year, and every year, 6,250 Floridians will die every year thanks to Rick Scott and the Florida legislature. They turned down $51 billion to expand Medicaid to cover 1.1 million more Floridians.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 26, 2014
Beating GMO cartels at their own game can create 200,000 good jobs in Florida, at NO cost to taxpayers. The GMO food problem in America is an opportunity to create 200,000 good permanent jobs throughout Florida, at no cost to taxpayers.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time for Super-Banks in Miami-Dade County: A profitable alternative to property taxes It is time for a publicly-owned SuperBank in Miami-Dade County. It can be started at no net cost to taxpayers.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 3, 2014
8 reasons why you must register and vote in 2014. It could be your last chance to save Florida and your Family's future. Gov. Rick Scott was elected by less than 25% of Florida's eligible voters. It's easy to understand why over 50% of Florida's eligible voters didn't vote in 2010. If the choices are Tweedledee or Tweedledum, what difference does it make? This year there is a real choice!
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 3, 2014
Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are fighting like two streetwalkers over a prime corner in Florida’s governor race! Incumbent Gov. Rick Scott and the former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist are fighting like two streetwalkers over a prime corner in Florida's governor race to serve their big money bosses.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 9, 2015
Florida needs a simple, sensible, and practical energy and environmental policy Energy and environmental policy are simply inseparable from each other. Realization of solar energy must be the ultimate goal of any sound and prudent policy in Florida.
Mosquito Zone, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 21, 2016
Why an intelligent economic plan is needed to jump-start the economy toward prosperity and economic security? To jump-start an economy an intelligent economic plan is needed.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 28, 2014
A vote for the "lesser of two evils" is still a vote for evil! Most voters knowingly vote for the "lesser of two evils" without realizing that they voted for an evil.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Remarks by Farid A. Khavari, candidate for Florida Governor 2014 to the Clean Water Rally, Ft. Myers, FL We need to stop fracking in Florida or our clean water and clean land can be destroyed forever. If we sold the water we dumped in the ocean last year for a penny a gallon, it would have been $5 billion. If that water had been clean, at 15 cents a gallon it would have covered the entire budget of the State of Florida.
tehran-abas abad street, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The answer to economic woes in Iran: The concepts of Zero Cost Economics The concepts of Zero Cost Economics are simple, yet they can serve the people of Iran in many ways, leading to permanent prosperity and economic security for everyone.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Ban red-light cameras in Florida--a perfect example of government selling out citizens Red-light cameras are a perfect example of government selling out citizens to benefit special interests and politicians, and to squeeze more dollar out of the people. It must be banned.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Super Clinics will improve the quality and availability of health care--and also reduce costs by 30%. How is this possib Everyone knows health care costs way too much. The solution to improving quality and making health care available to everyone, while cutting costs by at least 30%, are Super Clinics.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Who the Florida governor is does matter! Florida voters will have practically three governor candidates to choose from. This article presents the differences between them.
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 12, 2014
This time it's the libraries. What will be it be next time? Miami-Dade County needs new economic policy. The situation with Miami-Dade County's libraries is just one more example of politicians trying to solve budget problems the wrong way. The correct solution is to finance the short-term deficit, while implementing economic policies that will strengthen and grow Miami-Dade's economy and eliminate deficits forever.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 4, 2014
Florida needs an “independent” rather than fat-cat trial lawyers or big-money healthcare companies' puppets” These days the big money pays both sides. Only an independent governor can veto corrupt legislation that sells out the people to special interests.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 23, 2014
I will be the first governor in Florida to officiate at a same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage in Florida
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 29, 2011
Breaking Out of the Vicious Cycle of Cost Our economic woes are caused through the rising costs of all kinds. This article shows how to break out of the vicious cycle of cost.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 4, 2014
Florida governorship for sale; highest bidder wanted! Which set of big-money special interests do you want to be sold to in this year's governor race in Florida?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.

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