Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


The Citizen's Share : Putting Ownership Back into Democracy, Hardback Book

The Citizen's Share : Putting Ownership Back into Democracy Hardback


A compelling argument for broad-based profit sharing and employee ownership in keeping with the economic vision of America's Founders The idea of workers owning the businesses where they work is not new. In America's early years, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison believed that the best economic plan for the Republic was for citizens to have some ownership stake in the land, which was the main form of productive capital.

This book traces the development of that share idea in American history and brings its message to today's economy, where business capital has replaced land as the source of wealth creation.

Based on a ten-year study of profit sharing and employee ownership at small and large corporations, this important and insightful work makes the case that the Founders' original vision of sharing ownership and profits offers a viable path toward restoring the middle class.

Blasi, Freeman, and Kruse show that an ownership stake in a corporation inspires and increases worker loyalty, productivity, and innovation.

Their book offers history-, economics-, and evidence-based policy ideas at their best.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 4 b-w illus.
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political economy
  • ISBN: 9780300192254

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Joseph R. Blasi   |  View all