Capitalism has led to great innovations and advancement in the living standards of people. It won the war of ideas against socialism. However we have to admit that there’s no such thing as a purely capitalistic economy. Our current focus on corporate profits isn’t really working for many Nairobians. We work really hard, wake up so early for our companies, but that effort isn’t reflected in our payrolls.
We need a human centered economy that’s geared towards maximizing people’s well being and fulfillment. It’s core tenets are :
1. People are more important than money
2. The unit of an economy is the well being of a person not the shilling made.
3. Markets exists to serve our common goals and values not just companies.
Problem to be solved
Companies will start to value things and activities that are core to human experience.
We need markets that serve us rather than markets that we serve. We need a governor that will truly focus on the public interest above anything and lead companies to act appropriately in bettering the lives of Nairobians.
My Goal will be to make the city economy work for everyday commuter and direct money to investments that improve the lives of the people.
As Governor, I will…
1 Change our view of the economy from Gross Domestic Products and stocks to a more caring and valuing set of measurements that ensures that people are thriving. I will encourage mental health awareness, childhood success rate, median income and descent standard of living and finally absense of drug and substance abuse.
2. Encourage company executive to make right decisions and policies for the public rather than focusing on their next positions. And in areas where I’ll have powers to make appointments, I will pay competitive rates with the private sectors to ensure that public company executives also do well.
3. Drive individuals and companies to find innovative ways to improve Nairobians living standard. I will do this by rewarding companies and people who drive significant social value through the good they have done.
In days ahead, I’ll expand to…
Good parenting and caring for the people we love
Teaching and nurturing children
Arts and creative among all Nairobians
Serving the poor
Working in struggling Neighborhoods
Meaningful community connections
Small independent Businesses
Citizen information integrity / Journalism.
Economic competitiveness and growth
Cultural vibrancy and community integration.
This policy will reshape the way we measure value and progress and help us redefine why we do the things we do. Let’s build a city that makes people’s lives better.