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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 2:18

An Enron Protector

After Enron and other scandals, Congress passed Sarbanes-Oxley, a typical “catch a crook” law that adds cost and solves little. Government’s own failure to control currency and credit for the general welfare allowed these disasters to happen. Only by limiting easy credit can they be prevented.

This has been the cause for every business cycle because your government treats money needed for job growth the same as money used for speculation. Why? Concentrated wealth concentrates political power; the former corrupts capitalism, the latter corrupts democracy by writing rules that privilege the few.

When government’s mission becomes truly the protection of jobs and pensions, it will use bank regulation to encourage job growth and limit risky speculation. When companies are required to project cash requirements for three years, the lack of control of speculation will become apparent and the brakes applied by increasing the cost of money and bank reserves.

Wage earners should demand that their elected representatives and money managers limit easy credit to protect jobs and pensions.

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-- 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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