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Democratic
Capitalism,  The Way to a World of Peace and Plenty
by Ray Carey

Hard/Softcover/Kindle - 5 May, 2004, Available on Amazon.com

Ray Carey presents the theory and practice of democratic capitalism by coupling his experience with a synthesis of the thought of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Stuart Mill.  The empirical evidence is clear: democratic capitalistic companies produce superior results, and nations that support economic freedom and keep money neutral improve the lives of their people.


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Economic freedom can satisfy basic needs of people, and unite nations and cultures in economic common purpose. To accomplish this, money must be merely a medium of exchange, and speculators must be kept under tight control. When these conditions are in place, wealth and political power will be widely distributed, and capitalism and democracy will be in harmony.

Conversely, when money is a profit-making commodity, and speculators deflect borrowed money away from job growth, then wealth and political power will continue to be concentrated, capitalism and democracy will continue to be in tension, the world will continue full of violence, and the more than two billion people who live on less than $2 a day will continue to go hungry, be sick, and lead miserable lives.

Citizens fail to understand either the function of money or the need to control speculators because educators, at all levels, cannot teach what they have not studied: the interaction between capitalism and democracy.  Once educators learn and teach the essentials of economic freedom, then citizens will know how to reform public policy to allow economic freedom to function—for the first time—at full potential.

Ray CareyRay Carey

Ray Carey learned through managing companies for 33 years how to change the work culture to provide employees with their best opportunities to develop and contribute. This experience began as a 28 year old plant manager and later president of an electric motor company, and concluded with eighteen years as president , chairman, and CEO of ADT, Inc.

See Carey's autobiography of his work career in chapter two of his first book,

Democratic Capitalism, The Way to a World of Peace and Plenty.

For more information about Ray Carey and his advocacy of democratic capitalism, visit the pages of this website.


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Democratic Capitalism: The Way to a World of Peace and Plenty

Capitalism produces wealth from market freedom and competition, democratic capitalism maximizes wealth from worker participation. Their sharing in the improvement sustains motivation and adds consumer income that increases economic growth. The value system is trust and co-operation, the impediments are mal-distribution of wealth and violence among nations and people.

Surplus wealth was built by firing workers engaged in growth programs and by not increasing wages for productivity gains. Corporations avoiding taxes left $6 trillion of this surplus sitting in foreign accounts. The distribution of this surplus depends on a critical Board decision. It should be returned to the workers in wages, dividends, and profit sharing that add to economic growth, but managers influence Boards to repurchase shares to hype the value of options while hurting economic growth.

The workers are now capitalists through their pension funding, but they are not yet organized to influence policy. Finance capitalism continues to dominate the economy and influence politicians. Reformers who should correct this capitalist perversion do not understand wealth production from democratic capitalism; instead they concentrate on the political structure that distributes wealth.

CCDC June 27, 2017

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