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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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Course 2:17

Job Growth or Casino?

Capitalism is based on converting savings into investment. Since 1974, federally mandated pension funding provided an enormous savings-investment opportunity with as much as $100 billion a year looking either for investment in equity capital for growth companies or for purchase of bonds for infrastructural needs.

Most of the money, instead, went to the stock market, inflating prices, causing a feeding frenzy in executive compensation while whipping managers into being one-trick ponies: Fire! Over a trillion dollars was wasted in a quarter century on stock buy-backs and acquire-and-fire deals to shrink the supply of stock for the benefit of short-term earnings instead of adding stock by new equity investment.
The media loves to report on this casino and report every few minutes with silly  reasons for market movement, including futures, when the real reason is that more gamblers are buying than selling, or the opposite.

Wage earners, ask your managers two questions: How much pension money is actually invested in the job-growth economy? How much did “managers,” brokers, and specialists take off the top pushing your money around?

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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Updated on December 29, 2017

Democratic Capitalism-- Book Review

Julia Sneden based her review of Democratic Capitalism on her reading as I had no communication with her. Her review supported my premise based on fifty years experience running companies that democracy and capitalism should be synergistic not in conflict as most academicians believed. This will be examined further in the next Carey Center article “Good Capitalism vs. Bad Capitalism.”
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Review of Democratic Capitalism by Senior Women Web
Culture Watch

Democratic Capitalism is a fascinating, important, erudite book that leads the reader through the history and development of capitalism making a clear case for what needs to be done in the future.

This fascinating, important, erudite book is not an easy, weekend read, nor a book you’d like to take on vacation for a beach read. It requires patience and hard thinking. Fortunately, it is written in a clear, accessible style that leads the reader, step by careful step, through the history and development of...

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