He is not a politician, but an Economist (PhD) and also an accomplished author with internationally distributed books on economic, political, environmental and energy topics. “When the house is on fire, you don’t call in the plumber you call the firefighter, when the economy is tanking, you don’t call in a politician, you call in an economist”, states Dr. Khavari .
Born in Yazd, Iran, Farid grew up in India, where his parents helped establish Baha’i communities. His father was instrumental in purchasing the property of the Lotus Temple, which is seen as India’s second great splendor after the Taj Mahal.
He returned to Yazd in 1952 to complete his studies before travelling north to the village of Liavole Oliya as an educator. He taught 60 students of all different ages how to read and write, and even helped the villagers build a school, maintain proper sanitation and secure clean water.
Farid is dedicated to promoting Iranian-American participation in civic life. “I want the path of the Iranian Americans to be open and prosperous. The children of Persia were born with 2,500 years of culture and history which far outdate the current realities of the Middle East. Our community is a team, and it is important that we move forward. We must strive to participate in American civic life and show our compatriots the truth about Iranians – we are a peaceful and intelligent people who work hard for a more prosperous America.”
Khavari’s message is simple, “The state of the economy is not a liberal or conservative issue, it’s not a black or white, male or female problem. It’s an American problem. And I have an American solution.”
Farid lives in Miami with his wife, Janilla, who is from Shiraz. They have a son, Armin, who attends Florida International University in Miami, and a daughter, Bianca, who attends the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Promoting Healthy Families and Preventing Medicaid Fraud
I am committed to expanding health care access and coverage by working with healthcare providers in local communities. This starts with our not for profit community hospitals and health centers being better supported so that they can continue to expand and fulfill the vital role they play in our towns and cities.
In Florida, The Khavari Economic Plan will achieve five main goals:
Drastically cut the cost of the health care delivery system by providing incentives to build new clinics or modifying existing ones that reflect the new Homogeneous Multi-Specialty Clinics (HMSC) system.
Provide cutting edge services to all Floridians regardless of their type of insurance.
Create new jobs in primary as well secondary sectors of the economy.
The Plan will strengthen Florida’s economy and encourage people to own their own businesses by providing low cost financing through a state-owned bank. Furthermore, increasing small business ownership will result in creating more private sector jobs
The era of the commercial banking system is over because of:
Their exploitive and speculative activities having reached intolerable limits .
The fact that they allowed the destruction of the peoples creditworthiness; consequently they can no longer create jobs or lend money under present circumstances.
Investing in students and teachers (educators) is the best investment for the future of our state.
All qualified educators having secure jobs that are well compensated.
Free higher education for the students in Florida.
Financial incentives for teachers to pursue continued education.
These goals will be achieved through the gradual reduction of the cost of tuition by lowering the interest rate to 2% on student loans, and ultimately making them free! It will be achieved using the profits generated from the Bank of the State of Florida.
Right now, retirees have to worry about living at the margin, paying property taxes, the rising cost of healthcare, and shrinking portfolio due to irresponsible fund managers. With the Khavari Economic Plan, these worries will be gone. A true and secured wealth be created for all retirees.