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History of Democracy
Republic vs. Democracy
Understanding Capitalism

Creative Destruction
Criticism of Capitalism


Democracy and Capitalism
Is Democracy, Like communism, a Failed Doctrine? Videos
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      History of Democracy
 1. Overview from Wiki
2. Origins of Democracy and the Citizenship of Athens c. 440 BC 430 BC
          3. Magna Carta at 800
          4. Origin of Democracy video
          5. Athens-The Truth About Democracy video
          6. The War On Democracy Video
          7. Republican Principles developed during Jefferson's presidency.
          8. US Voting Rights Timeline
Road To Democracy An Update

    Republic vs. Democracy
        1. In a republic the sovereign is the individual, it is government of the people. In a
            democracy, the sovereign is the group, the majority, it is government by the people.
        2. Republic v Democracy and other governments
        3. An Important Distinction: Democracy v Republic
        4 Republic v Democracy
        5. Why faster growth with a democratic presidents-timing is everything.
        6. Building a Democratic Republic

Book Summaries Internet Library's reviews Meacham's biography of
           Jefferson and other political economy writings.


  Democracy and Capitalism
1. Pyramid Theory looks at Capitalism as Practiced in the US Democracy.
2. Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about capitalism and democracy
    in 19thnd democracy America. Read Democracy in America
3. Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule Part 1
    video from Documentary Films

Is Democracy, Like communism, a Failed Doctrine? Videos
1. Terminal Democracy Documentary Film
2. After Democracy Documentary Film
3. Legalize Democracy Documentary Film
Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
is part of the Bill of Rights as ratified on December 15, 1791.
1. The Tenth Amendment states the Constitution's principle of
    federalism by providing that powers not granted to the
    federal government nor prohibited to the States by the
    Constitution are reserved to the states or the people.
2. This requires judicial interpretation.

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Understanding Capitalism
Myth of Market Capitalism, Business Isn't Capitalism,
The Fall of Rome reviews the market system of the Roman empire and how the author believes government failures caused its demise, 
Great Economists: Classical Economics and its Forerunners free  course,
Capitalism.org which has a somewhat conservative view of capitalism,
The Shared Capitalism Institute has a somewhat liberal view,
Thoughts from  Blackstone's successful capitalist Byron Wien concerning his first 80 years
American Misconceptions about Capitalism
BBC audio on the History of Capitalism.

Creative Destruction
Let  Us Now Praise Private Equity which explores the application of creative destruction to poor job creation since the great recession
Carnival of Creative Destruction: a futurist predicts change
Rust Belt Almanac  which chronicles the Mid-West decline and Creative of Destruction.

Crony Capitalism
How crony capitalism corrupts the free market 30 min video,
Hunter Lewis on crony-capitalism 30 min video,
Geithner and Summers on Crony Capitalist,
Crony Capitalism Index
Democratic Capitalism vs. Capitalistic Democracy is about cost effectiveness of democracy.

Criticism of Capitalism
Capital in the Twenty-First Century 2014 book by T. Pickett, is a very popular
Capitalism vs. Democracy,
Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century,
Taking on Adam Smith and Karl Marx,
Sequester Capitalism, Democracy and Money Theories    
Capitalism is Not to Blame for Middle-Class Plight, Capitalism is a concise overview from reference.com,

Calvin and Hobbes Explain Modern Capitalism 


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Distinguished Historical Observations
Applied to 21st Century America

Why Trump Won

The Basics

Our Democratic Federalist Capitalist Republic
Building America's Constitution
Constitutional History

Building A Democratic Federalist
Capitalistic Republic

1. The Early Colonial Period
2. Determining Political Power and "We the People"
3. Increasing We" of "We the People"
4. Thomas Jefferson Leader of the Opposition

5. Constitutional History of Our
Democratic Federalist Republic

6. Capitalistic Democracy Profitable Government

Economic Normality Changes 1945-2015

Rising Income
Foreign Competition Began 1970's Wage Stagnation
1980's Financial Deregulation, Slow Wage Growth
U.S. Financial Bailouts and Economic Recovery
Poverty Stuck at 15% Since 1984
Profit Growth Beats Wage Growth in New Century
Wellbeing Continuing Growing

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Sundry Political Economy
2016 Presidential Election Issues 1p each
Current Political Economy Problems 7p
Brief U.S. Political History 
Political Eras and Their Important Events 2p
Presidential Politics Political Eras and Their Elections 1788 - 2012  5p each
Capitalistic Democracy  Run Government at a Profit 1p
Recent Decades Ranked by Problems 2p
Great Recession 1p or 3 p
Severe Recessions 2p 
History of US Banking 1p
US Economic Normality 1945-2015       page 2

5 Decades of Problems  Under Construction and needs help. Interested?  1p