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Capitalism,  The Way to a World of Peace and Plenty
by Ray Carey

Hard/Softcover/Kindle - 5 May, 2004, Available on

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 2:8

They’re Feasting on Your Pension!

Federal law in 1974 required companies to put money away to pay pensions. Based on stock market history, you had a right then to expect a 10% total return from 5% dividends, and 5% increase in value of stocks held on average for 6 years.

What you got, instead, was a bubble market, companies without money to pay pensions, and 1% dividends. The handlers of your money, meanwhile, increased their personal wealth through revenues multiplying from $27 billion to $270 billion. Brokers collected commissions on stocks held on average less than a year; fees for “managing” money went way up; and your money was used to acquire companies and fire workers.

Fix this rip-off by demanding that the financial motivations of the handlers of your money be aligned with your retirement needs! Instead of commissions and annual fees, pay for 5-year performance compared to a 5 % annual increase in stock value and 5% dividends. This change will also move the stock market from short-term greed to long-term growth.

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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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CCDC 11/15/2017

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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