Jokowi as the Strongest Leader of Indonesia
Joko Widodo has been popular since he was elected in 2014. He has created so many regulation for boosting economic growth. There are some economic policies that should be note. The first is changing in fuel subsidies and saving for infrastructure development. The president realize that good infrastructure can boost social mobility, and then make the market dynamics. The people can go anywhere to sale their product of commodity. Well infrastructure certainly creates low cost for business transaction.
The second regulation that leads to discussion and even debate among the people is tax amnesty. The main purpose of this regulation was to repatriate money of Indonesia people stashed in other countries. Though this policies bring out the polemic among political elites, the president succeeded to persuade that this program is useful for overcoming finance problem in Indonesia. Indeed, this program was a success.
The third economic policies is developing transportation infrastructure along Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Papua islands. Government build airports, ports and tolls. According to President, transportation infrastructure gives many advantages to Indonesian people, one of which is easier access for mobilization. Certainly, massive mobilization can create many impacts in social order, economic and cultural growth.
Transportation infrastructure can improve the understanding among the people on their difference. This understanding is fully important, because through this way all people of Indonesia will have experience of difference. This experience can make mutual interpersonal interactions running well, and realize that they are all as fellow citizens of Indonesia.
In addition, transportation can reduce the business cost. Therefore, it will give impact to move the wheels of economy which assumed can increase the welfare of citizens.
The last benefit of development of transportation infrastructure is cultural understanding of people. As described briefly above, transportation infrastructure can increase mobilization among citizens. The impact is that the people have chance to learn other customs, way of thinking, lifestyle, values, and so on. People can share their cultural values to another, and vice versa can learn from other cultural.