Every American's "Bitch List", "Community Capitalism"—market-driven, community-centric, entrepreneurial capitalism—lays out the problems confronting Capitalism, those threatening once again to destroy the economic well-being of the American Nation and all of its allies and associates in Western and World Civilization. From "the Stock Market" to derivatives to banks to lawyers in politics to patenting intangibles to educational failures to unions, "Community Capitalism" lays bare the issues: the internals, the problems and the illogical, human-destructive hubris of profit-before market, divine-right "Greed Capitalism."
All American legislation (and that of Western Europe, too) of the past couple of decades has favored the big corporations while putting ever more insufferable demands on small businesses. At the same time, the programs of the first eight years of the century have helped to destroy American education by forcing it into what can only be called Stalinist regimentation.
No one is taking responsibility for the multi-billion dollar (and euro) financial fiascos forced on the taxpayers. This has hit the American and the Greek people with taxation imposed without their consent for actions they never agreed to-the gambling that resulted in those horrendous fees.
To get the world out of this condition, "Community Capitalism" proposes a basic rethinking, and redirected application of the strengths of Capitalism, to return to community-enriching, stable, progressive commerce allied with the human-centered methods of traditional, pre-"Spreadsheet-Capitalism," pre-derivative-deranged business sensibilities. The primary concept around which this is based is that of "Fiducium," a name coined to encapsulate the spirit of fiduciary responsibility, extended into all aspects of human endeavor.
Eduard Qualls calls not only on his advanced business degree, but on his extensive Humanities, historical and linguistic/cultural education, heightened and honed by the experience bestowed by his almost 30 successful years within the computer science industry. Yet it was also his experience of being misused and mal-used by the mindless machinations of fatally financial-operative, mindless mega-corporate America that spurred him to organize within this volume an exposition of that damnable, destructive dysfunction he has been witnessing as it has metastasized during these past 12+ years into the consumptive calamity we must all now contend against.
This book will please neither the ultra-conservative nor the ultra-liberal. But it will ring true to all those who in free and generous equanimity love their families, their neighbors and neighborhoods, their commmunities, and their Nation-indeed, all those who cherish the fond hope of a more human, more humane world of opportunity for themselves, their children, and the future of their communities.
In this book Mr. Qualls gives voice to all the people in the Western World who are utterly, angrily exasperated with the way the economy and sociable life are being wrecked by wantons, gamblers and wastrels, yet who must remain quiet, silently feeding that frustration because of fear of losing their jobs if they speak out.
Yes, he's "Vexed!" And you should be, too!
Eduard Qualls was born in 1954 in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Having been raised in a religious household in which the only things to read were the newspaper, the Bible, a hymnal and a 1956 set of encyclopedias, he found refuge within that multivolume set. An early learner, before starting the second grade he had already read through the encyclopedias once, and was starting again to go through his "favorite letters" 'C' for California and China (and Chinese), 'G' for Greece (and Greek), 'U' for United Kingdom and United States, and 'W' for both World & World War II. This early start in education, augmented by a remarkable set of public school teachers, culminated in his testing out of an entire year of college. He had started speaking French at age 11, followed by Latin, Spanish, and more French in high school. At the same time he had started studying German and Chinese on his own, and pursued Modern Greek with tutoring by the mother of the local Greek Orthodox priest. A college degree in German and Music was followed by graduate work in German, Latin, and Musicology, culminating in a switch to Graduate Business. A shock to someone whose life had been totally immersed in Humanities, he adapted to this move into business studies by understanding accounting as the 'language' on which business is based, and by realizing that all business activities are rooted in humans, their communities and human endeavor. A Master of Science degree in Business Administration was followed by almost thirty years of successful productivity within the software industry, specializing in programming and software development from low-level device drivers and operating systems work to high-level applications: computer graphics, internationalization, and text processing and localized formatting. These activities were greatly enhanced by studies in Mathematics, Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit, Hebrew and Arabic. The late economic downturn has given him the opportunity to put into writing a culmination and aggregation of the insights derived from his academic training, his long-term studies in the Humanities and his observations of the human condition and its development throughout history. Mr. Qualls is the author of several books, the latest being "Community Capitalism: Pulling Capitalism Back From Its Own Abyss." This was preceded by a reference book, detailing the rules whereby he had achieved a mastery of English and its usage, "The Qualls Concise English Grammar."