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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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Class Warfare

A typical fiancé capitalist response to the Occupy Wall Street protests is that it is “class warfare.”  Von Mises,  a conservative economist, described real “class warfare.”

When, after the Napoleonic Wars, the United Kingdom had to face the problem of reforming its currency, it chose the return to the pre-war gold parity of the pound and gave no thought to the idea of stabilizing the exchange ratio between the paper pound and gold as it had developed on the market under the impact of the inflation. Calamitous economic hardships resulted from this deflation; they stirred social unrest and begot the rise of an inflationist movement as well as the anticapitalistic agitation from which after a while Engels and Marx drew their inspiration.1 

The finance capitalists slowed the economy, people lost jobs and homes while the government restored the wealth of the few. But this was two centuries ago. Why are we still fighting the same inequalities?  Hint:  Wall Street dominates government consequently the Federal Reserve Board has never had control of asset inflation as a mission.

1 Ludwig von Mises, The Theory of Money and Credit (Indianapolis, Indiana: Liberty Classics, 1980, irst published in Austria 1912, first translated into English 1934), p.498.

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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