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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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Leadership to Economic Common Purpose

Late in the 20th century, countries were improving the lives of their people through economic freedom, the world was uniting in economic common purpose, and   violence was going down. The world then took a wrong turn that reversed economic momentum and caused social tensions and unprecedented violence. What went wrong?

America abandoned economic leadership for military might to run the world in a spectacular failure of leadership.  At home, bad capitalism lobbied laws that resulted in a short-term economy with record concentration of wealth.  Abroad, emerging economies were devastated by uncontrolled hot money and currency speculation causing Muslim leaders to criticize America as an economic imperialist.

Through the pension fund managers, the people must lobby for laws that support economic growth and broad wealth distribution at home, and leadership towards economic common purpose abroad, including a capital wage in large tax-free dividends, a change in measurement of corporate performance from short to long term, limitations on borrowed money for speculation, and international monetary rules that balance hot money with long-term investment.

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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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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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