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dc.contributor.advisorFlesche, Donald C.
dc.contributor.advisorStrobel, Frederick R., 1937-2016
dc.contributor.authorWard, James H.
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-20T20:24:40Z
dc.date.available2010-05-20T20:24:40Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/15197
dc.descriptioniii, 92 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractWith the end of the cold war and the fall of the Soviet Union many nations of the world are looking for new political and economic structures to best fulfill an optimistic future. This thesis argues that the best solution for the economic and political needs of a country is Democratic Capitalism. Democracy and capitalism have been common in Western nations for decades. There are variations of the two systems, but all follow the basic pattern of a multi-party political system being combined with a market based economic system. First similarities of Democracy and Capitalism are discussed including: individualism, freedom, equality, personal initiative, constant change dynamic, decentralization and fundamental natural rights. This helps establish the basic similarities of democracy and capitalism. Next the strengths and weaknesses of democracy and capitalism are discussed to shed light on the problems that need to be minimized and the benefits that need to be maximized. It will also be shown how the pairing of democracy and capitalism helps each system to lessen the problems of the other system and, creates a synergy of benefits that is greater than that found in each system alone. This thesis is concluded by a discussion of why democracy and capitalism should not be seen as separate organizational systems, but as two halves of the unified system of Democratic Capitalism. These two systems emerged together and belong together. The organizational system of Democratic Capitalism is the best way to supply the liberty, needs, wants, equality, future and social welfare of a collective society.en_US
dc.description.abstractIf you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email dspace@kzoo.edu to request access to this SIP.
dc.description.tableofcontentsExecutive Summary -- Introduction -- Similarities of Democracy and Capitalism -- weaknesses of Democracy -- Strengths of Democracy -- Weaknesses of Capitalism -- Strengths of Capitalism -- successes and Failures -- Democracy and Capitalism Belong Together -- Conclusion -- Bibliography
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Political Science Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Political Science.;
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dc.titleThe Marriage of Democracy and Capitalismen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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