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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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Freeing the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Freeing the mind during the 18th century produced the technology of the Industrial Revolution. Increased productivity then freed the body of primitive needs but it was the cooperative work culture that freed the spirit to add substantial wealth. This was demonstrated early in the 19th century by Robert Owen in his spinning mill near Glasgow and examined in mid-century by John Stuart Mill:

The other mode in which cooperation tends to increase the productiveness of labor, consists in the vast stimulus given to productive energies, by placing the laborers in a relation to their work to make it their principle interest—at present it is not—to do the utmost, in exchange for their remuneration.  It is scarcely possible to rate too highly this material benefit, which yet is nothing compared to the moral revolution in society that would accompany it; a new sense of security and independence; and the conversion of human’s daily occupation into a school of the social sympathies and the practical intelligence.1

Marx and Mill wrote about this work place culture in mid 19th century that encouraged all workers to rach their potential.  This is the capitalism that is yet to be found by most educators.

1 John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Econom,with Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy (Fairfield, New Jersey: Augustus M. Kelley,1987), p. 789.

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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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HANSOME ENERGY SYSTEMS INC.
November 14, 1995
Diane Dunlap
Dean, Graduate School
Hamline University

Dear Dean Dunlap:

I was very happy to hear about the plans for the “Carey Center” at Hamline University. It has been a source of much frustration to me that business concepts which I have seen working and which I admire have so little visibility in academia.

Ray Carey was Chairman of the Board and CEO of ADT Security Systems Inc. when I joined their Engineering Department in 1973. My specialty was Microwave Transmission Systems, and my previous employers were Bendix Navigation & Control Division and IT&T Avionics Div. Working at ADT was very different from working at either Bendix or IT&T.

ADT had a charter which was taken seriously. We, the employee-associates, were entrusted...

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