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Unregulated Capitalism: Unregulated Capitalism is Destroying Democracy and the Economy [Kindle Edition]

George Gaasvig
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A democracy is portrayed as government by the majority that offers fairness and equal economic opportunity. However, Americans are now left with a democracy and economic system of, by, and for the country’s wealthy, elite, and large corporations. With an extreme income and wealth disparity between the “haves” and “have-nots,” what the country needs now more than ever is a true democracy with a fair and equitable economic system. With this fascinating new book, readers will finally understand why the solution to rampant capitalism is a revamped social capitalism approach that will lead every democratic nation toward a purer form of democracy. Unregulated Capitalism: Unregulated Capitalism is Destroying Democracy and the Economy is an eye-opening look at the need for democratic countries to replace unfettered capitalism with social capitalism. Offering an alternative to unregulated and rampant capitalism, this book explains the need to fix the problems that are always present when capitalist systems are left unregulated and at the mercy of greed. Inspired by his time spent working with government programs and in Washington, author George Gaasvig created Unregulated Capitalism after coming to the stark realization that many people fail to notice the shocking disparity between the wealthy capitalist elite and the working class. Furthermore, most people don’t even understand the workings of the economy or democracy in general. Serving as a thought-provoking and informative resource, this excellent guide is perfect for anyone who is concerned about the plight of their country. In an effort to identify the problems facing democratic nations while providing effective solutions, Unregulated Capitalism informs readers all over the world of the rampant problems that come with unfettered capitalism. By allowing capitalists to profit from greed beyond need or reason, unrestricted capitalism cripples the economic system of democratic nations and jeopardizes the futures of countless readers. Utilizing ingenious and oftentimes common sense solutions, this captivating guide urges readers to do their part in fixing the problems that plague their nation. An educational and stimulating read, Unregulated Capitalism has the potential to reshape the future of not only capitalism but entire nations.


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A concise, well-researched argument against the dangers of unregulated capitalism. For students of political and economic theory, it will serve as a factual, well-composed dissection of an extremely important topic.  A handy guide to the uses and abuses of capitalism. - Kirkus Indie Review

In America today unregulated capitalism has captured the country, while respect and equality for the people continues to be diminished. We are currently being run by a minority of the wealthy, with the division of the "haves" and the "have-nots" growing stronger daily. The majority of the people are "working class" but even the mostly working class lifestyles are being gobbled up: of, by, and for the rich. The author has exposed the many ways this happens and offers solutions to turn things around so that everyone has an equal opportunity in the economy. We need new leadership that really believes that democracy can work, get the "working class" registered to vote and vote for what is right for the people not just the unregulated capitalists. Edmund Burke summed it up very well when he said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
 With that comes the responsibility to vote for statesman-like persons who provide vision and leadership for the people. The economy, in turn, would become one of Social Capitalism, where the wealthy, the working class and the government are equal partners in providing a decent living wage for all. Sound impossible? Then dig into this carefully researched book, and find some real answers to address the dilemmas of modern America's democracy and economy.
 
            Virginia E. Spencer, Former Director
            NAIHC

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An eye-opening and thought-provoking look at the dangers of greed, Unregulated Capitalism has the potential to reshape the future of not only capitalism but entire nations.

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  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1483980499
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  • Language: English
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3.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive January 17, 2014
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The writer uses the same terms and phrases over and over. While much of this book is opinion and not backed up by facts that can be researched, it makes many good points and exposes flaws in the capitalism system.
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By Betty
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I wish we could implement some of these ideas into our government right now. Excellent ideas - it makes sense that we should ALL vote. Don't be manipulated, your voice counts, vote and get involved. Democracy is for all of us, not just some of us. We cannot abdicate our rights, it does not serve us.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A call to reboot the system November 9, 2013
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Gaasvig attacks what he calls our unfettered capitalist system and argues that we need to reboot the system into a Social Capitalist system where the workers are an equal contributor. He details many things that would need to change like a populace that votes it's interest so we have decision of the majority rather than the majority of the few that came out to vote, caps on the greed of capitalists ability to earn astronomical profits, term limits on congress, environmental regulations, and others. Many of which would be great in our current system. I feel Gaasvig had some compelling ideas and agree the current system has flaws but to say we have an unfettered capitalist system today I feel is short sighted. Those in power have gamed the system for their own personal interests leading to an altered capitalist system that is by no means unfettered. The Randoid in me also couldn't help but feel this is just innovation squashing Socialism by another name that would lead to a race to the bottom as the restrictions on the innovators and the guaranteed employment would tax the system to be able to provide all the benefits and rights it offers. I didn't agree with all of Gaasvig's ideas but still feel this is a critical read for anyone interested in alternatives to our current broken system.
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This book is so full of broad sweeping statements and virtually devoid of logic that it is painful to read. I wish it was more compelling but it is just repetitive. This authors view point is very black and white. Capitalists are greedy pigs and labourers are entitled to be given everything and obligated to do nothing. I have to say that I can't agree with these viewpoints. I think people need to earn and work for better opportunities in life, not be handed the same thing as the next person, no matter how skilled or lazy they become.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Typical pay everyone for nothing crap. November 9, 2013
By Steve
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Pass the wealth, not the work. Pathetic socialism utopian nonsense. Pay all for showing up equally, skill, education and effort notwithstanding.
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George Gaasvig was born February 22, 1945. He graduated with honors from Bemidji State University in Minnesota with degrees in business administration and industrial technology. He has worked in government, retail, construction, and consulting, has been self-employed, and is a certified property manager. He has served on national committees in the field of public and Indian housing. He has provided written testimony and testified before congressional committees. He has submitted reports for publication in congressional committee reports and the Congressional Record. He has participated in the creation of federal legislation and regulations.

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