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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 12/22/2017

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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.”

Review of Democratic Capitalism by Senior Women Web
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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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